Venable LLP (formerly known as Venable, Baetjer & Howard LLP) is one of the top 100 law firms in the United States, ranked in the AmLaw 100 survey. Today the firm includes more than 800 attorneys practicing in over 70 practice and industry areas covering corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, entertainment law, and regulatory and government affairs.
Venable was founded by law professor Richard Venable in Baltimore in 1900. It became the second-largest law firm in the Baltimore-Washington area in 1999 when it merged with Washington-based Tucker Flyer. The firm expanded to Los Angeles in 2006.
In one of the largest law firm mergers of 2018, Venable acquired the New York intellectual property firm of Fitzpatrick Cella, which had 100 attorneys at the time.
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Chicago, Illinois
- Los Angeles, California
- New York, New York
- San Francisco, California
- Towson, Maryland
- Tysons, Virginia
- Washington, D.C.
- Wilmington, Delaware
Notable alumni and current attorneys
- John Banghart, former National Security Council's Director for Federal Cybersecurity
- Birch Bayh, former U.S. Senator from Indiana
- James H. Burnley IV, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation
- John Marshall Butler, former U.S. Senator from Maryland
- Benjamin Civiletti, former United States Attorney General
- Kathleen G. Cox, Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Maryland
- C. Carey Deeley, Jr., Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Maryland
- Doug Emhoff, former Managing Director of Venable's West Coast Offices, Partner at DLA Piper, husband of Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman of the United States
- Susan K. Gauvey, United States Magistrate Judge of the District Court for the District of Maryland
- James W. Gerlach, former United States Representative, Pennsylvania
- Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas, former Undersecretary of Homeland Security and former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, former U.S. Representative from Arkansas' 3rd congressional district
- Amy Berman Jackson, District Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- Joseph H.H. Kaplan, former Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge
- Benson E. Legg, former Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- Daniel E. Lungren, former United States Representative, California and former Attorney General of California
- L. Paige Marvel, Article I federal judge for the United States Tax Court
- Powell Moore, former White House Legislative staff member and U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense official
- J. Frederick Motz, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., former federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- R. Frances O'Brien, Chief Judge of the General District Court of Arlington, Virginia
- Michael T. Pedone, Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland
- Mark Pryor, former U.S. Senator from Arkansas
- William D. Quarles, Jr., former United States District Judge for the District of Maryland
- Karl Racine, the first elected Attorney General of the District of Columbia
- David E. Rice, United States Bankruptcy Judge
- James E. Rogan, former U.S. Representative of California and current judge of the Superior Court of California
- John Sarbanes, U.S. Representative, Maryland's 3rd congressional district
- Paul Sarbanes, former U.S. Representative from Maryland and former U.S. Senator from Maryland
- Ari Schwartz, former member of the White House National Security Council where he served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Cybersecurity
- Bart Stupak, former U.S. Representative from Michigan's 1st congressional district
- Roger W. Titus, federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- Robert L. Wilkins, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- Zuberi Bakari Williams, Judge of the District Court of Maryland, Montgomery County
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