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Venable LLP

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Reviewed on February 16, 2021

Drop the Ethiopian regime as a client

Nothing

They support a genocidal regime. A regime that condones rape on young girls and women. A firm that supports such a regime must also have the same values. Never book this firm

The Ethiopian government

Nothing.

Former Employee

2021

Freelance

Reviewed on February 16, 2021

Drop the Ethiopian regime as a client

Nothing

They support a genocidal regime. A regime that condones rape on young girls and women. A firm that supports such a regime must also have the same values. Never book this firm

The Ethiopian government

Nothing.

Former Employee

2021

Freelance

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.

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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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.

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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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