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Oct 18, 2022

Benjamin Civiletti, former US attorney general and Venable chair, dies at 87

Former U.S. Attorney General Benjamin R. Civiletti, who became one of the nation's most expensive private attorneys as chair of Baltimore-based Venable, has died.

Jan 23, 2020

Lawyers donate largely to Vignarajah, Scott in mayoral race, report says

Vignarajah and Scott receive most campaign contributions from lawyers

Nov 25, 2019

Venable names Stacie Tobin partner-in-charge in Baltimore

Venable LLP has selected Stacie Tobin to serve as the new partner-in-charge of its Baltimore office, the firm announced Monday. Tobin, who has spent seven years at Venable as a commercial litigation attorney, has practiced locally since 1992, when she graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She is originally […]

Aug 21, 2018

Venable to acquire New York-based IP firm

A New York City-based intellectual property firm will join Venable LLP, creating one of the largest IP groups in the country, Venable announced Tuesday.

Aug 27, 2017

Hopkins incubator pairs startups with lawyers pro bono

When Nan Zhang decided to grow her company out of her alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, she knew to handle the science but not the business side. Zhang is the CEO and founder of Vision Interchange, an online trading platform that lets people trade-in designer eyeglass frames. The site had a beta launch in November […]

Jul 24, 2017

Baltimore considering 6 teams for police reforms monitor

Six teams are vying to become an independent monitor over police reforms in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reports that the six teams were chosen as finalists from a list of more than two dozen applicants for the job. The team selected will oversee the implementation of reforms mandated under the agreement between the city and U.S. Department […]

May 6, 2014

Top court weighs start date for lawyers-at-bail requirement

An attorney for indigent people said Maryland’s top court should immediately implement its landmark decision that they have a right to counsel at initial bail hearings, while a lawyer for the state urged a delay at least until the start of the fiscal year on July1.

Jul 25, 2013

Bragging rights on the line at Venable’s bocce championship

It all came down to two teams Thursday night. The game? Bocce. The venue? A 10th-floor, rooftop terrace near the Inner Harbor. The players? Attorneys and law firm staff.

Dec 23, 2012

Mirviss to head Venable’s Rockville office

Mitchell Y. Mirviss, a prominent appellate attorney and a pro bono advocate whose cases have set new standards in state and federal courts — including the U.S. Supreme Court — will take on a new challenge on Jan. 1 when he becomes partner-in-charge of Venable LLP’s Rockville office.

Nov 16, 2012

The pluses and minuses of partnership

One lawyer says to be sure a 'proffered proffered partnership position is indeed a prize, not a trap.'

Oct 24, 2012

Chicken-farm lawsuit in judge’s hands

Both sides in a closely watched lawsuit over alleged pollution of a Chesapeake Bay tributary by a Berlin-based farmer and Perdue Farms Inc. have wrapped up their cases in U.S. District Court in Baltimore — but the verdict will not be in for more than a month.

Oct 2, 2012

Awards and announcements roundup

Several local lawyers are receiving high honors these days.

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