- Chairman: Kent A Gardiner
- Managing Partner: Ellen M Dwyer
- Number of partners: 194
- Number of lawyers: 513
- INTERNATIONAL OFFICES: The firm also has offices based in: Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Anchorage, Cheyenne, Cairo (Affiliate), and Saudi Arabia (Strategic Alliance with Al-Enizy & Associates).
Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with nearly 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognised for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.
Main Areas of Practice:
Crowell & Moring remains at the forefront of the most sophisticated transactions of the past year, including: the successful clearance of United Technologies’ $18.4 billion acquisition of Goodrich, the largest aerospace transaction in history; representation of Coventry Health in its $5.7 billion sale to Aetna; and DuPont’s $4.9 billion sale of its coatings business. Additionally, the firm’s antitrust litigators achieved major results, including: the recovery of tens of millions of dollars for clients like Oracle and Motorola who were victims of the DRAM and LCD price-fixing conspiracies; the rejection of class allegations in the iPhones Antitrust matter against AT&T; and the dismissal of antitrust claims against our clients Kaiser Health, Yamaha, DuPont, Cardinal Health, and Motorola.
The Corporate/ Securities Group provides assistance to clients in the areas of fund formation, private equity transactions, securities flotation, mergers and acquisitions and related matters. The firm also has significant experiencewith crossborder work and has assisted foreign issuers seeking US registration and other corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, all manner of business arrangements, including joint ventures, commercial contracts and intellectual property licensing transactions.
The firm represents clients in a wide variety of coverage and reinsurance matters and has experience in,among other things, property and casualty, life, health care, accident health, management liability and financial lines insurance. In addition to client counselling, the group handles complex insurance litigation, negotiations, mediations, ADR and insurance bankruptcy matters. The Financial Lines/ D&O/ Management Liability Team, in particular, has experience in the UK, Europe,B ermuda, the US and Asia, and represents financial institutions on a range of coverage and reinsurance matters.
The firm’s Government Contracts Group has a 40- year history and lawyers who are bar and industry leaders.Both private contractors and government agencies, domestic and foreign, turn to Crowell & Moring’s more than 50 government contract lawyers for expertise in procurement law and litigation.
The firm’s Intellectual Property Group offers the full array of intellectual property legal services, from patent to trademark, to unfair competition and litigation, to copyright and trade secret matters, in a variety of technological and commercial fields. The group offers a range of services in patent prosecution and procurement. The Brussels office is also well recognised for this skill set and has handled a large number of high profile cases recently. The firm serves as counsel for companies with an interest in ICANN’s new gTLD (generic top-level domains) program.
A core strength of Crowell & Moring and a principal foundation of the firm’s success, the firm’s Litigation Group brings and defends lawsuits for clients in courts and tribunals nationwide, and globally, on matters spanning all practice and industry competencies. The group’s litigators practice in federal and state trial and appellate courts, administrative tribunals, and before arbitration panels throughout the United States as well as matters in Canada, Europe, Central and South America. In 2011, Crowell & Moring represented DuPont in a trade secret theft case against Kolon Industries that resulted in a $919.9 million jury verdict for DuPont.
White-Collar & Regulatory Enforcement:
For more than 20 years, the firm’s White-Collar and Regulatory Enforcement Group has defended clients from across the country and around the world with interests affected by investigations in federal judicial districts throughout the United States. The practice spans investigations by grand juries, congressional committees, independent and special counsels, federal agency inspectors general, and other investigative officials and bodies.
Crowell & Moring advises global business on the impact of US and international trade laws. Solid, long-termexperience in the fundamentals of the import and export law regimes. The firm is well known for its export control and sanctions law expertise, representing a wide range of US and non- US interests affected by the extraterritorial restrictions. As business seeks to manage and capitalise on the proliferation of international trade agreements the firm is well placed to advise business on avoiding risk and pursuing competitive advantages. In Brussels, the trade practice provides key advice under US and European trade laws. The group teams with the IP Practice for Section 337 cases and with the International Dispute Resolution Practice for treaty arbitration.
Crowell & Moring attorneys handle virtually every type of international arbitration, including some of the largest and most significant international disputes in the world. The firm’s experience spans nearly the entire globe,with cases involving North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union.
7, Rue Joseph Stevens, B-1000
Brussels Office Profile: The firm’s Brussels lawyers provide a range of litigation, transactional, counselling, arbitration and regulatory capabilities. The Brussels office has a strong domestic and European practice. It is a “one-stop shop” for international business needing to understand not only EU law, but also multiple legal and regulatory jurisdictions and regimes across Europe. The Brussels lawyers focus on antitrust/competition, intellectual property, international trade and customs (including WTO and anti-dumping), telecommunications, media and technology, top level domains and domain names, corporate and commercial, labour and employment, consumer protection and unfair competition, pharmaceutical law/life sciences, privacy and data protection, product risk management, environmental, energy and chemical law, litigation and arbitration. The firm serves clients that range from local SMEs to the world’s largest multinational corporations with operations in the European Union. Their national and international experience and top-down approach allows them to efficiently determine clients’ requirements. Lawyers in the Brussels office offer services in a number of different languages including English, French, Hungarian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Greek, and Italian.
11 Pilgrim Street, London, EC4V 6RN
Office Profile: The practice in London centres on antitrust dispute resolution and recovery, corporate and commercial work, including corporate finance, and international dispute resolution, arbitration (including both commercial and investor-state), and litigation. The firm represents clients in the UK, continental Europe, North and South America, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, including national and multinational companies, as well as financial institutions. Lawyers work in specialist practice groups that are fully integrated with the firm’s other offices, offering a seamless service in cross-border transactions and disputes. Where appropriate, the firm is able to offer alternative fee arrangements that might be better suited to meeting clients’ business objectives.