Venable LLP

Feb 4, 2019

Harvard Law group’s ‘Dump Venable’ campaign focuses on students

A Harvard Law School student organization is trying to discourage law students nationwide from applying for summer associate positions at Venable LLP because of the firm’s use of mandatory arbitration clauses in employment agreements. The clauses, which, among other things, prohibit employees from suing over harassment and discrimination, have come under fire in the #MeToo […]

Jun 16, 2017

Shea calls on Hogan to release weekly ridership data

Shea said the data he is requesting will prove whether or not riders are benefiting.

Feb 27, 2017

Historically black colleges lawsuit has cost Md. millions

A long-running dispute involving Maryland’s historically black colleges has cost the Maryland Higher Education Commission millions. The Baltimore Sun reports the commission has spent more than $2.2 million defending itself in the lawsuit, according to records provided to the paper under a Public Information Act request. The paper reports that about $925,000 went to law […]

Aug 31, 2016

Venable chair to step down next year

James L. Shea, the chair of Venable LLP since 2006, will step down from the position in February, the firm announced Wednesday. Shea, who will become chair emeritus Feb. 1, will be succeeded by Stuart P. Ingis, one of the leaders of the firm’s privacy and data security practice group. Before serving as chair, Shea […]

Aug 26, 2014

Venable adds 4 from Saul Ewing

Venable LLP added four attorneys in Baltimore, increasing the size of its litigation, regulatory, environmental and energy practices there.

Oct 2, 2012

Awards and announcements roundup

Several local lawyers are receiving high honors these days.

Jul 8, 2012

Law movers – 7/9/12: Ivey chair of MLSC

Ivey chair of MLSC The Maryland Legal Services Corp. has elected Glenn F. Ivey, a partner at Venable LLP and former state’s attorney for Prince George’s County, as chair. He succeeds F. Vernon Boozer, who served as MLSC chair for nine years. As chief prosecutor for Prince George’s County, Ivey created specialty prosecution units targeting domestic […]

Apr 22, 2012

Signs of a cautious comeback for law firm hiring

After two to three years in which law firms cut back on hiring first-year associates, lowered the salaries offered or deferred start dates for the incoming class, many in the legal community said they are feeling optimistic. Erek Barron, chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, is among them. “I […]

Apr 15, 2012

Law movers – 4/16/12: E. Scott Johnson wins arts award

E. Scott Johnson wins arts award E. Scott Johnson, chair of Ober|Kaler’s intellectual property group, has been awarded the 2012 Golden Formstone Award from the Creative Alliance in recognition of more than 25 years of leadership in the arts community, including his service as the immediate past chair of the Maryland State Arts Council. A former […]

Mar 22, 2012

Judge dismisses students’ suit against New York Law School

A lawsuit against the New York Law School filed by former students who claimed the school inflated statistics on jobs and pay for graduates was dismissed Wednesday in New York State Court. Attorneys from Venable LLP, including James L. Shea from the Baltimore office and Michael Volpe and Ed O’Toole from the New York office, […]

Jan 2, 2012

Law movers – 1/3/12: Wyatt hired by Kramon & Graham

Wyatt hired by Kramon & Graham Jeremy C.B. Wyatt has joined Kramon & Graham as an associate in the Baltimore firm’s litigation group. Wyatt will represent clients in business and professional liability litigation, as well as provide transactional advice to nonprofit organizations. Before joining Kramon & Graham, he clerked for the Honorable John J. Nagle III […]

Nov 27, 2011

Joe Surkiewicz – MLSC recognizes 2011 justice champions

Two private attorneys — M. Natalie McSherry of Kramon & Graham and Mitchell Y. Mirviss of Venable — lead the list of honorees at next month’s Maryland Legal Services Corp. annual awards reception. The lawyers will share the Arthur W. Machen, Jr. Award, presented annually to an attorney who has rendered extraordinary service by providing […]

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