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Firm Profile

Venable LLP

Firm Profile

Washington, DC

  • Profile
  • 600 Massachusetts Avenue
  • Washington, DC
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20001

Firm profile submitted by Venable LLP

Chairman: Stuart P. Ingis
Managing Partners: Lawrence H. Gesner and Daniel P. Moylan
Number of partners: 294
Number of lawyers: 660
Languages:  Afrikaans, Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Malayalam, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sign Language, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian

Founded more than a century ago, Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, and high-net-worth entrepreneurs and individuals. With more than 600 attorneys across the country, including California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients’ business objectives in the US and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. The firm has built its practice around leading attorneys who have served in senior corporate, regulatory, prosecutorial, legislative, and executive branch positions.


Venable represents and advises individual and corporate clients on banking and financial services matters, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, banking regulations, corporate finance and securities, employee benefits and executive compensation, franchise and distribution, mergers and acquisitions, mezzanine finance, real estate and land use, strategic alliances and joint ventures, taxation, technology transactions and outsourcing, and trusts and estates. Venable represents and advises state and local governments and nonprofit organizations on municipal and tax-exempt finance and tax compliance. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, entrepreneurs, family businesses, venture capitalists, underwriters, investors of all descriptions, state and local governments, and nonprofit corporations and associations, including healthcare and educational institutions.

Venable advises clients on a wide array of issues related to pending legislation, government contracts, regulatory matters, and cybersecurity and risk management before state and federal authorities. The Venable team has extensive experience working with officials in numerous executive branch agencies, including the departments of agriculture, energy, defense, health and human services, homeland security, justice, treasury, and transportation. Venable attorneys and legislative advisors also work closely with the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Postal Regulatory Commission, US Postal Service, Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission, OSHA, US Patent and Trademark Office, Federal Reserve Board, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and other financial services regulatory agencies. Venable provides its clients with a full complement of government affairs and legislative support, including political analysis, issue management and direct advocacy, and preparation of draft legislation, congressional testimony, and committee report language.

Venable’s litigation practice is broad enough to handle virtually all areas of civil and criminal law, and deep enough to handle bet-the-company litigation. General counsel at Fortune 500 companies look to the firm’s trial lawyers on matters ranging from defense against class actions to internal investigations. Venable handles all major areas of litigation, including appellate, products liability and mass torts, commercial disputes, labor and employment, antitrust, intellectual property, class action, and SEC and white-collar defense. Venable’s many former federal prosecutors have considerable experience conducting internal investigations and representing clients in administrative and grand jury investigations.

Intellectual Property:
Venable’s IP attorneys practice in every aspect of intellectual property law, including patent prosecution and litigation, trademark copyright, brand protection, trade secrets, antitrust, and unfair competition. With technical backgrounds and experience extending across a host of industries and technologies, the firm’s attorneys advise clients on all issues pertaining to domestic and foreign patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Venable also negotiates and drafts domestic and international licenses, joint venture and technology transfer agreements, and research contracts. Venable’s IP litigators represent clients before the International Trade Commission and aggressively enforce and defend intellectual property claims in venues across the country.


  • 2049 Century Park East,
  • Suite 2100,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90067
  • Tel 310 229 9900
  • Fax 310 229 9901
  • Website :
  • 505 Montgomery Street,
  • Suite 1400,
  • San Francisco,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94111
  • Tel 415 653 3750
  • Fax 415 653 3755
  • 1201 North Market St.,
  • Suite 1400,
  • Wilmington,
  • Delaware
  • USA
  • DE 19801
  • Tel +1 302 298 3535
  • Fax +1 302 298 3550
  • 600 Massachusetts Avenue,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20001
  • Tel 202 344 4000
  • Fax 202 344 8300
  • 750 East Pratt Street,
  • Suite 900,
  • Baltimore,
  • Maryland
  • USA
  • MD 21202
  • Tel 410 244 7400
  • Fax 410 244 7742
  • One Church Street,
  • Fifth Floor,
  • Rockville,
  • Maryland
  • USA
  • MD 20850
  • Tel 301 217 5600
  • Fax 301 217 5617
  • 210 West Pennsylvania Avenue,
  • Suite 500,
  • Towson,
  • Maryland
  • USA
  • MD 21204
  • Tel 410 494 6200
  • Fax 410 821 0147
  • Rockefeller Center,
  • 1270 Avenue of the Americas,
  • Twenty-Fifth Floor,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • 10020
  • Tel 212 307 5500
  • Fax 212 307 5598
  • 8010 Towers Crescent Drive,
  • Suite 300,
  • Tysons Corner,
  • Virginia
  • USA
  • VA 22182
  • Tel 703 760 1600
  • Fax 703 821 8949