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"At Venable, we believe the best way to help our clients resolve their legal and business issues is by bringing the broadest possible range of perspectives and experience to bear. We firmly believe that a talented and diverse legal team delivers the best results for our clients. Supporting our clients begins with attracting, retaining, and promoting a diverse and talented attorney base within the firm. Venable's commitment to diversity starts at the top. Diversity and inclusion are primary objectives of the firm's strategic plan...."

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Venable LLP

600 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 344-4000

Firm Stats

Managing Partners: Lawrence H. Gesner & Daniel P. Moylan
Hiring Partner: Robert J. Bolger
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
750 - 1K
No. of Partners Named 2021:
Billable-Hour Requirement:
1,900 hours, except for associates in the Preceptor Program. The Preceptor Program includes entry-level associates and associates who were judicial clerks but have not yet practiced law. The billable-hour requirement for this group is 1,800 hours for their first year. All associates are expected to work a combined total of 2,200 hours each year.

Base Salary

All offices: 1st year: $205,000
2nd year: $215,000
3rd year: $225,000

Employment Contact

Melissa N. Meyer
Director of Associate Recruiting
(202) 344-4521
General Recruiting Email: associate

No. of U.S. Offices: 9

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Baltimore, MD
Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Towson, MD
Tysons Corner, VA
Washington, DC (HQ)
Wilmington, DE

Major Departments

Corporate Law & Business Transactions
Government & Regulatory Affairs
Technology & Intellectual Property
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.