From advocacy to compliance and litigation, Venable attorneys provide the full breadth of guidance and support organizations need to navigate government requirements and investigations in an increasingly unpredictable regulatory environment.

We understand the vehicles of government, know the people who drive them, and have the experience to provide solutions when Washington creates regulatory roadblocks. Many of our attorneys and legislative advisors came to the firm from distinguished careers in federal and state government, and we continually monitor the regulatory horizon through the dual lenses of what’s possible and what’s practical. Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company, a nonprofit, or a mid-size startup, Venable will help you stay compliant, avoid government inquiries, and—if necessary—manage investigations and disputes.

Our immersion in Washington, DC, and our close connection with our firm's Legislative Practice mean that we are able to serve as an early warning system for your business. We anticipate hurdles you may face and guide you to avoid them. As new regulations take effect or as old regulations are scrapped, we will help you develop programs to keep compliant and take advantage of new opportunities.

Should an investigation begin, we will help you respond appropriately. Because of our experience in regulatory matters, we are often able to resolve issues quickly and prevent them from becoming formal enforcement actions. When enforcement does result, we provide strategic defense, both at the agency level and in court.

Government Experience

Experience working for:

  • Executive Office of the President
  • U.S. Attorney General’s Office
  • U.S. Senate
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • State Attorneys General Offices
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) (predecessor to the Office of Thrift Supervision)
  • Department of Treasury (DoT)
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Department of Commerce (DOC)
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)
  • Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (TEPAC)
  • Federal Election Commission (FEC)


  • Chambers USA, Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory, National, 2016 – 2023
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms, Financial Services Regulation Law, 2012 – 2017, 2020, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2006 – 2022 (Venable attorneys selected for inclusion)