More than a law firm, Venable LLP is a network of trusted advisors serving businesses, organizations, and individuals in many of the most important aspects of their work. Our professionals immerse themselves in our clients’ work to fully understand their biggest opportunities and challenges while helping them navigate an increasingly complex legal and regulatory environment. Today, with more than 850 professionals delivering services around the world, we’re helping our clients connect quickly and effectively to the experience, insights, and advice they need to achieve their most pressing objectives.
Cultivated over 121 years, Venable’s capabilities span virtually every industry and all areas of regulatory and government affairs, corporate and business law, intellectual property, and complex litigation. Many of our professionals are former regulators, senior government staffers, state attorneys general, and members of Congress—bringing an invaluable depth of experience to our firm. At the same time, we foster a diverse culture that helps ensure our ability to attract, retain, and elevate the most talented professionals in the country, who work on behalf of our clients.
For the more than 1500 attorneys and business professionals who work at Venable, there is no one answer. When asked, many mention the firm’s collegial culture, where diverse teams of partners, associates, and business professionals work side by side to deliver the highest-quality work product to the firm’s clients.
Others cite the pride they take in Venable’s distinguished history and how the firm honors tradition while embracing new ideas and methods.
Clients point to the skill, dedication, creativity, and superior service that our legal and business professionals provide.
For many, Venable’s commitment to the community sets the firm apart. Venable attorneys and business professionals give thousands of hours of their time and diverse talents, demonstrating that our commitment to service extends beyond our clients. Through hands-on volunteering, pro bono legal representation and contributions to the Venable Foundation, which provides more than $3 million annually to educational, social services, and artistic organizations across the country, Venable employees strive to make their communities a better place to live and work.
Guided by the principle that our clients are best served when we build a diversity of perspectives into the solutions that we offer, Venable continues to grow as a diverse law firm where all voices are represented and heard and where everyone has a chance to fulfil their potential.
To realize the true power of a diverse and inclusive workforce, an organization must encourage an environment where all professionals feel supported and have a sense of belonging. With this as our goal, Venable has adopted a multipronged approach to recruit, retain, and promote diverse talent. Through these efforts, we have realized a 50% increase in the number of racially diverse attorneys among our ranks and doubled the number of partners and counsel who are women in just the past decade. In 2020, Venable created the position of partner-in-charge of Diversity and Inclusion, building on the firm’s board-level Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, which was established by our chairman, Stu Ingis, in 2017.
While we are proud of our progress to date, the ongoing struggle for racial, social, and gender equity underscores the urgent need to do even better. And so, we are redoubling our resolve to nurture a truly inclusive environment, through continuously seeking out highly skilled lawyers, paraprofessionals, and support staff from a wide range of racial, ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds, and developing and implementing programs, outreach, and mentoring opportunities that promote their personal and professional growth.
Since our founding, Venable has supported the economic and social vitality of the communities in which we work and live. By helping individuals and organizations meaningfully connect with opportunities, resources, and each other, we ensure that our firm’s impact reaches far beyond our day-to-day business operations.
Established in 1983, the Venable Foundation, Inc. promotes the health and well-being of the communities where our clients and professionals work and live.
Venable has long recognized the importance of providing first-rate legal representation to those unable to afford a lawyer. We are proud to be among the signatories to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge.
Attracting and retaining the best talent isn’t just essential to the successes of our clients and our firm—it’s core to elevating the legal profession through collaboration, continuous learning, and improvement. Let’s connect.