Venable LLP

Venable LLP

4 Star Rating     3 reviews

http://www.venable.com/ 
Main Office:
750 E. Pratt Street, Suite 900 | Baltimore | MD | 21202
Phone: 410-244-7400  | Fax: 410-244-7742 

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Year of establishment 1900 Number of partners
Number of offices 7 Partner to associate ratio
Biggest office Baltimore Percentage of women attorneys
Number of attorneys 518 Percentage of minority attorneys
Number of associates Percentage of LGBT attorneys
Venable LLP
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Overview


For over a century, we have built our firm based on a simple and enduring premise: We see the world through the eyes of our clients. We immerse ourselves in our clients' businesses to fully understand the context of their legal issues. Our clients know that our every decision – from hiring, to shaping our service areas, to expanding our global reach – is informed by our desire to better serve their needs.Today, Venable is an American Lawyer 100 law firm. With more than 600 attorneys in nine offices across the country, we are strategically positioned to advance our clients’ business objectives in the U.S. and abroad. Our clients rely on Venable's proven capabilities in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory and government affairs. Our attorneys have an excellent understanding of their practice areas and bring a wealth of firsthand experience to the challenges and opportunities our clients face. In this era of ever-increasing scrutiny by the government, our clients benefit from Venable’s Washington know-how. Our attorneys, many of whom are former Members of Congress, regulators and senior government staffers, have the experience to provide solutions when government creates regulatory roadblocks.


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Venable LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on October 26, 2017

Advice to law firm management: This firm should consider doing the construction and other maintenance during off hours of work so employees can do their work in peace and renovations can still be done.

Pros: This firm had a very positive and friendly atmosphere that always made me feel welcome when I came in each day. The office is pretty casual but still professional at the same time, and management treats their employees like family.

Cons: The only issue with this firm is that it's in an older building and repairs are constantly being done which puts areas out of order. This isn't a big deal, but can be a bit annoying at times, especially when the noise interferes with your work.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

- Reviewed on July 01, 2017

Advice to law firm management: You can build a career here if you are an attorney and receive reasonable pay without super human expectations and DC is a great Cosmopolitan city to start out or stay in.

Pros: Venable pays well and fairly from the beginning, plus they don't set unreasonable work and billing expectations for their employees. I liked living in Washington DC. So pay, work, and environment are all positives.

Cons: They seem to be lacking in keeping up with technology and could improve on increasing the effectiveness of their tech resources. Also, unfortunately, like so many other firms, I witnessed support staff such as secretaries and paralegals getting unfairly treated. The lawyers were well respected but others received ill treatment.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Notable cases


  • Venable LLP is consistently ranked among the leading law firms in each of its central practice areas. Additionally, its lawyers are consistently recognized as industry leaders and ranked among the best practitioners worldwide. These are some of its more recent awards
  • In November 2012 Venable LLP corporate partner James J. Hanks, Jr. received the Medal of Honor of Bucerius Law School in ceremonies in Hamburg, Germany, led by former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.
  • Best Law Firms, a joint publication of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America, has named Venable the 2013 "Law Firm of the Year" in Criminal Defense:
  • In September 2012, Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named four Venable partners "Lawyers of the Year."
  • In August 24, 2012, 85 Venable attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
  • In August, 2012, the firm's summer associate program was ranked among the top ten in the nation by Vault. Venable ranked #2 among top law firms for the Summer Associate Program that Best Prepares for Practice, and #4 for Best Overall Summer Associate Program.
  • In 2012, for the third year in a row, Venable was named a Top 100 Law Firm for Diversity and Top 100 Law Firm for Women by MultiCultural Law magazine.
  • In 2012, Venable received a diversity award at the 33rd Annual Awards Banquet of the Black Law Students Association of University of Baltimore.

Venable LLP Awards and Recognitions


Venable seeks qualified law students whose personal and academic achievements demonstrate a commitment to excellence and a commitment to the practice of law.

Candidates should submit their resumes and transcripts through the career services office or to the proper legal recruiting contact for the office in which they are interested. If they are invited to the firm to interview, they will be contacted by the firm's Professional Development & Recruiting Department to schedule a mutually convenient in-office interview.

Screening interviews are held for qualified candidates either on campus or in the office. Eligible candidates may be invited for a call-back visit to meet with additional members of the firm.

The firm reimburses interview expenses for candidates who are called back for interviews. The firm does not reimburse candidates for preliminary interviews. The Hiring Committee makes an effort to get back to each candidate as quickly as possible.

Diversity


The firm looks at its Summer Associate Program as an important source for associate hiring. Hence the firm has designed the program to create a factual working atmosphere for the associates who work under the supervision of experienced lawyers, guided by a strong mentoring program. A chosen team of partners and associates advise, guide and offer critiques of the work done, ensuring that the associates are exposed to more people and practice areas and get an idea of what Venable is all about.

Summer associates are expected to complete 11 to 15 assignments during the summer, and typically spend about six hours a day on billable work. Although each office has a slightly different assignment process, the firm makes sure its summer associates receive work in the practice areas that are of interest to them. Training programs cover topics like writing and negotiations, and there are also plenty of informal one-on-one trainings with attorneys they work with. Students are also provided opportunities to attend hearings, spending the day in court or sitting in on a transaction closing.

Upon the completion of each assignment, summer associates are evaluated by the assigning attorney. In addition, a partner member of the local office hiring committee meets with each summer associate for a mid-summer and end-of-summer review.

It's not all work alone, Venable endeavors to strike a balance between work and social events for the duration of the summer program. Informal dinners, happy hours, and lunches are some of the events that will allow students to get to know our attorneys. The firm currently has summer programs in its Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York, Tysons Corner and Washington, DC offices.

Summer associate program


The firm looks at its Summer Associate Program as an important source for associate hiring. Hence the firm has designed the program to create a factual working atmosphere for the associates who work under the supervision of experienced lawyers, guided by a strong mentoring program. A chosen team of partners and associates advise, guide and offer critiques of the work done, ensuring that the associates are exposed to more people and practice areas and get an idea of what Venable is all about.

Summer associates are expected to complete 11 to 15 assignments during the summer, and typically spend about six hours a day on billable work. Although each office has a slightly different assignment process, the firm makes sure its summer associates receive work in the practice areas that are of interest to them. Training programs cover topics like writing and negotiations, and there are also plenty of informal one-on-one trainings with attorneys they work with. Students are also provided opportunities to attend hearings, spending the day in court or sitting in on a transaction closing.

Upon the completion of each assignment, summer associates are evaluated by the assigning attorney. In addition, a partner member of the local office hiring committee meets with each summer associate for a mid-summer and end-of-summer review.

It's not all work alone, Venable endeavors to strike a balance between work and social events for the duration of the summer program. Informal dinners, happy hours, and lunches are some of the events that will allow students to get to know our attorneys. The firm currently has summer programs in its Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York, Tysons Corner and Washington, DC offices.

Working for the Venable LLP


Venable is different from other firms and it is this difference that will make working for the firm an enjoyable and fruitful experience. What makes Venable different? It is its collegial, all welcoming atmosphere, where every employee is respected and valued. Its distinguished history and its ability to remain steadfast to tradition yet embrace new innovations and ideas, the skills, dedication, creativity and superior service that its legal and professional staff provide and above all its commitment to the community that set it apart.

In addition Venable offers a professional and team-oriented environment. New employees are provided an extensive orientation program, system training classes, a performance recognition program and various social functions. Moreover, its salaries are competitive and the firm provides a comprehensive benefits package, including a 401(k) plan and a tuition reimbursement program.

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