Compliance Attorney

Baltimore, Maryland, United States Full-time

Venable LLP is seeking a Compliance Attorney to join our team in Baltimore. The Compliance Attorney will be responsible for managing the client engagement process and providing recommendations for resolution.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for... 

  • Providing quality assurance review of engagement letters to ensure conformity with arrangements approved in file opening
  • Reviewing complex legal documents, including Outside Counsel Guidelines, Billing Guidelines, Non-Disclosure Agreements, and Contracts; and providing analysis to the appropriate Firm Committees
  • Ensuring retainers are received and deviations are approved by Business Intake
  • Maintaining and working to improve the structure and functionality of the Compliance Management database; tracking all Compliance related documents for firm records
  • Working with the appropriate Information Technology and Operations groups to develop new workflows to automate current compliance processes/procedures
  • Creating internal compliance and best practices rules and guidelines for efficient resolutions and clearance

 The successful candidate will demonstrate...

  • A Juris Doctor degree
  • A Minimum of three years of related legal and/or compliance experience; five or more years preferred
  • Knowledge of the contracts administration process, including applicable laws/regulations and bidding and awarding processes; knowledge of the System for Award Management (SAM) is a plus
  • Understanding of a client engagement process
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience with Microsoft Access and Project a plus; ability to learn new systems
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to analyze complex documents to manage risk to the organization
  • Strong attention to detail

 If you have a can-do attitude and are looking to be part of a highly motivated team of individuals that are naturally ambitious and driven, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today!


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia.  Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs.  Additional information can be found at

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to ensuring our workforce reflects America’s diverse population.