Summer Associate Recruiting Brochure

At Venable, we have long understood the importance of incorporating a range of perspectives into the solutions we offer our clients. To this end, we apply a multipronged approach to recruiting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent. Venable is a proud member of the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD) and hosts 1L LCLD Scholars each summer. Through our robust affinity groups – Women Attorneys at Venable (WAVe), the Venable Success Network (VSN) for lawyers of color, and LGBTQ @ Venable – we actively promote career growth and wellness for our diverse attorneys. And we actively seek out client partnerships that provide opportunities for junior or mid-career diverse lawyers to showcase their abilities. Our commitment is reflected in the growth opportunities within our firm for all our diverse attorneys. Forty percent of our 24-person board consists of women and racially diverse members – nearly double the typical representation on boards at comparable firms. Twenty-five percent of the firm’s 15-member management committee are women and/or racially diverse. Two of our four divisions are led by women or racially diverse attorneys, and women and racially diverse partners chair or co-chair 15 of our 32 practice groups. Our Professionals Recognition and Recent Honors ƒ Six Fellows inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers ƒ 72 Venable attorneys ranked by Chambers USA, 2021 ƒ 18 Venable national practice areas ranked as Tier 1 “Best Law Firms” in U.S. News – Best Lawyers , 2021 ƒ 14 Venable practice areas ranked in Legal 500 , including Tax - Not-for-Profit (nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations), M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m), and Media, Technology and Telecoms - Cyber Law (including data privacy and data protection), 2021 ƒ LCLD Top Performer and LCLD Compass Award recipient ƒ Ranked among Washington Business Journal’s most diverse DC-based companies in 2021 ƒ Named among Yale Law Women’s Top Ten Firms for Gender Equity and Family Friendliness ƒ Edward Jones’ Diversity and Inclusion Award recipient ƒ Exelon’s Diversity Honor Roll ƒ Firm Diversity Award from University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law’s Black Law Student Association ƒ DC Breastfeeding Coalition Silver Level Award (breastfeeding-friendly workplace award) Pro Bono Program Venable has long recognized the importance of providing first-rate legal representation to those who are unable to afford a lawyer. We are proud to be among the signatories to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge. The firm expects its attorneys to devote their time and diverse talents, on a pro bono basis, to improving their communities and the lives of others. Venable attorneys collectively log upwards of 30,000 hours per year firmwide representing a wide range of pro bono clients, including: • Low-income tenants seeking to maintain their housing and to correct substandard living conditions • Victims of domestic violence seeking restraining orders against their abusers • Women, children, and other immigrants fleeing violence and persecution and seeking legal status in the United States • Veterans and persons with disabilities wrongly denied benefits • Incarcerated individuals with claims of actual innocence or facing the death penalty • Victims of police misconduct, including racial profiling and the use of excessive force • Nonprofit entities with organizational, transactional, tax, and operational needs • Low-income seniors with estate planning needs • Public school children with special education needs • Low-income children who are the subject of custody disputes between caregivers • Individuals and organizations seeking to protect intellectual property rights Our Community An unwavering commitment to the welfare of the communities in which we live and work has been a hallmark of the firm.” – Benjamin R. Civiletti 73rd U.S. Attorney General, Retired Partner and Past Chair The firm values everyone who works there, and truly cares about summer associate feedback.” – 2021 Venable Summer Associate