Venable LLP

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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.[1] 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.[2] It became the second-largest law firm in the Baltimore-Washington area in 1999 when it merged with Washington-based Tucker Flyer.[3] The firm expanded to Los Angeles in 2006.[4]

In 2017, the firm's headquarters moved to a new building at 600 Massachusetts Avenue in Washington.[5]

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.[6]

Venable opened a Chicago office in 2021 as part of an expansion of its construction law practice group.[7]

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  1. ^ "Press Releases - Venable has another strong year in 2018 Am Law 100 rankings". 2018-04-24. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  2. ^ "Venable LLP | Company Profile |". Vault. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  3. ^ Somerville, Sean. "Venable, D.C. law firm to merge; Tucker Flyer deal expected to create region's No. 2 practice; Legal profession". Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  4. ^ "Venable Opens California Office with Lawyers from Two Los Angeles Firms | About | Venable LLP". Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  5. ^ "Venable Offices - Washington D.C." Office Snapshots. 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  6. ^ Tribe, Meghan. "Venable Completes Merger With New York's Fitzpatrick Cella". The American Lawyer. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  7. ^ "Venable Launches Chicago Office and Adds Construction Law Group – REJournals". Retrieved 2021-02-14.

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