Venable LLP
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 290
Number of offices 8 Partner to associate ratio 1.10
Biggest office Baltimore Percentage of women attorneys 38.70
Number of attorneys 657 Percentage of minority attorneys 14.60
Number of associates 264 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.30
Venable LLP
   3 reviews

Venable LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Treat support staff better so that there is more consistency in this area. Give people more opportunities to expand their roles, and make sure these people are selected based on merit. Help IT do their jobs better.

Pros: Pretty good pay and benefits. Stable client base. Doesn't suffer as much from typical big-firm problems, to the extent you might think. Looks good on a resume.

Cons: Too much emphasis on inter-office politics. Use of technology could be better. Lots of turnover in the support staff; support staff seems kind of poorly treated in general, actually. Advancement can be difficult.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

- 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

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.


Practice Areas

Venable LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.


  • Advertising And Marketing Class Action Defense
  • Aia Inter Partes Litigation
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Antitrust Class Action Defense
  • Antitrust Healthcare
  • Antitrust Investigations
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Applications For New Charters Deposit Insurance And Other Regulator Consents
  • Brand And Content Protection
  • Business Transactions Tax
  • California Law - Consumer Protection Statutes
  • Class Action Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Compliance And Internal Controls
  • Conducting And Responding To Investigations
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Copyrights And Licensing
  • Corporate Finance And Securities
  • Domain Names And Cyber Protection
  • Electronic And Mobile Banking
  • Enforcement
  • Entertainment Industry Litigation
  • Environmental Crimes Defense
  • Erisa
  • Employee Benefits Class Action Defense
  • False Claims Act
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act And Anti-Corruption
  • Government Contracts And Procurement Fraud
  • Healthcare ' Bankruptcy And Creditors' Rights
  • Healthcare ' Corporate Governance
  • Healthcare - Labor And Employment Law
  • Healthcare And Pharmaceutical Enforcement
  • Healthcare Cost Reduction
  • Healthcare Financing
  • Healthcare Law For Nonprofits
  • Healthcare Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Healthcare Reform For Employer Group Health Plans
  • Healthcare Transactions
  • Hipaa And Privacy
  • Innovation In Products And Services
  • Insurance Coverage And Disputes
  • Insurance Regulatory Law
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Transactions
  • Internal Investigations
  • International Tax
  • Investigations And White Collar Defense
  • Junior Capital
  • Mezzanine Finance
  • Labor And Employment
  • Leasing And Property Management
  • Mergers And Acquisitions Capital Markets And Private Equity
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution And Counseling
  • Privacy Class Action Defense
  • Product Liability And Mass Torts
  • Public Finance
  • Regulation Of Banks Savings Associations And Bank Thrift And Financial Holding Companies
  • Resolution Of Depository Institutions
  • Risk Assessment Insurance Procurement And Policy Evaluation
  • Securities Class Action Defense
  • Securities Enforcement And Compliance
  • Supervision Of Operations
  • Tax Controversies And Litigation
  • Tax Policy
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademarks And Brand Protection
  • Transactional Disputes
  • Trust And Estate Litigation
  • Us Supervision Of International And Foreign Banking
  • Wealth Planning
  • Zoning And Land Use
  • Advertising And Marketing
  • Advertising And Marketing Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Banking And Financial Services Regulatory
  • Bankruptcy And Creditors' Rights
  • Communications
  • Consumer Finance
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance And Investigations
  • Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation
  • Employee Mobility And Trade Secrets
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Financial Services Investigations And Enforcement
  • Financial Services Wage Compliance
  • Food And Drug Law
  • Franchise And Distribution
  • Government Contracts
  • Healthcare
  • Homeland Security
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • International Trade And Customs
  • Investment Management
  • Legislative And Government Affairs
  • Litigation
  • Maryland Corporate Law
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Payment Processing And Merchant Services
  • Political Law
  • Postal Law
  • Privacy And Data Security
  • Private Equity
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory
  • State And Local Government
  • State Attorneys General
  • Tax And Wealth Planning
  • Technology Transactions And Outsourcing

Hiring Criteria

Venable LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

The firm's unquestioned commitment to diversity and inclusion is undoubtedly, one of the firm's greatest strengths. The firm prides itself in identifying, recruiting and retaining the best, brightest and most capable attorneys and legal staff from all walks of life, without prejudice or discrimination of any kind.

The firm attributes its growth and success to the collegial all-welcoming atmosphere that it fosters at its workplace, where the worth and potential of each and every person is valued and respected.

The firm's belief that a diverse environment is crucial is evident both within and outside of the firm. Women and minorities have a significant presence in the firm's senior leadership and throughout the firm's management structure. Attorneys with diverse backgrounds play key roles on the firm's various committees, and assist in creating the policies and procedures that make them successful.

Women and minorities have a noteworthy presence in the firm's senior leadership and throughout the firm's management structure. Attorneys with diverse backgrounds play key roles on the firm's various committees, and assist in creating the policies and procedures that propel the firm upwards.

The firm's Diversity Committee advocates to all at the firm that every person at Venable is crucial and important to its success. The committee ensures that no employee at the firm feels that his or her background presents a barrier to growth and advancement.

The firm does not condone or tolerate harassment of employees by their supervisors, their co-workers or any others, with regards to their backgrounds.

Pro bono

Venable says that it understand the importance of providing legal services to those who need them but are unable to avail of it owing to various constraints, prime among them being lack of finances. The firm is a signatory to the to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, which calls upon law firms to devote a percentage of their billable hours to addressing the unmet legal needs of the poor and disadvantaged in the communities they serve.

Venable attorneys and staff members give thousands of hours of their time and diverse talents, demonstrating that its commitment to service extends beyond its clients. Through hands-on volunteering, pro bono legal representation they strive to make their communities a better place to live and work.

The Venable Foundation provides nearly $2 million annually to educational, social services and artistic organizations across the country. Last year the firm's attorneys spent over 25,000 hours representing pro bono clients in cases ranging from children's rights to death penalty appeals, and from veterans' and prisoners' rights to political asylum litigation. In the past year, prominent pro bono engagements have included representation of detainees at Guant

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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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