Chair: Philip T. Inglima
Number of partners: 202
Number of lawyers: 550
Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and transactional matters. It 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. With more than 550 lawyers based in the US and Europe, the firm helps international corporations and emerging enterprises navigate complex legal challenges and create business solutions across the globe.
■ Litigation & Trial: Litigation is a core strength of the firm and its deepest practice. Fully two thirds of the firm’s lawyers prosecute and defend cases, handling billion-dollar civil trials, criminal trials, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations in the United States and in global forums on matters spanning all practice and industry competencies
■ Regulatory & Policy: The firm has deep experience working with agencies across the US Executive Branch and government agencies within the EU. It is home to more than 100 former government officials who have held pivotal positions in the US and international agencies. Lawyers and consultants have experience drafting, negotiating, and implementing critical regulations that impact business across industries
■ Transactions & Corporate: The firm offers a full-service corporate practice with an emphasis on M&A, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, corporate securities and finance and complex outsourcing, IP and commercial arrangements in industries such as healthcare, defence, financial services, retail/consumer goods, energy, life sciences, and high tech
■ Investigations: The firm conducts investigations on behalf of leading businesses, boards, and individuals, both for internal purposes and in response to government enforcement inquiries and actions. It has represented clients in matters spanning more than 80 countries and six continents in high-profile and international internal investigations, congressional probes, compliance counselling, and monitorships, with focus subjects ranging from FCPA, to financial fraud, to whistleblower complaints
Main Areas of Practice:
Advertising & Media
Advertising & Product
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
E-Discovery & Information Management
Environment & Natural Resources
International Dispute Resolution
Labour & Employment
Litigation & Trial
Privacy & Cybersecurity
TLDs & Domain Names
Torts Class Actions
White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement
One of the premiere practices in the US, the group handles all phases of antitrust law: high-visibility mergers, criminal cartel investigations, high-stakes antitrust litigation, and affirmative recoveries of hundreds of millions of dollars. Recent work includes representing AT&T as it buys Time Warner Inc. for a reported $85.4 billion.
This group has extensive capabilities and experience, particularly with respect to federal and state electric and gas regulation, infrastructure project development, financing and acquisition transactions, litigation, compliance and enforcement matters.
Environmental & Natural Resources:
With more than three decades of experience, the group has a strong reputation across the US with corporations, trade associations, and others due to its success in shaping regulatory policies and litigating disputes for clients in mining, oil/ gas, agriculture, alternative energy, defence and related sectors, such as water/ air quality, public land use, endangered species, site cleanup, pesticides, health and safety, and consumer products regulation.
The firm is a recognised industry leader with 40 years of government contracts experience. Companies of all sizes from a diverse array of industries turn to the group for its unrivalled excellence, depth, and success. The group offers a full range of counselling, investigation, litigation, and transactional services covering every facet of contracting.
The group provides a range of litigation, investigations, transactional, and regulatory counselling services. Clients include hospitals and hospital systems, long-term care facilities, medical groups and medical management companies, health plans and other payors, pharmaceutical companies, PBMs, academic medical centres, not-for-profits, and government contractors, as well as established and start-up medical device/ biotech and digital health companies.
The group represents clients in their most challenging coverage and reinsurance matters, concerning property/casualty, financial lines, life, healthcare, insurtech, and captive insurance. It handles trial and appellate insurance litigation, arbitration, M&A transactions, and ADR; fields multi-disciplinary teams where appropriate; and advises on strategic considerations in data management and digital transformation.
The group represents technology companies in federal patent infringement cases and before the USITC, and is a recognised leader in federal and state trade secret misappropriation cases. It also handles patent validity challenges and IPRs at the USPTO; international patent procurement; copyright and trademark disputes; brand protection; and counsels companies regarding ICANN’s gTLD program.
International Trade & Dispute Resolution:
These groups provide a complete suite of services to assist the challenges of international businesses. The experienced teams guide governments, businesses, and individuals as they structure investments and work across borders to trade goods and services, open new markets and settle disputes. They work closely with the firm’s subsidiary, C&M International, to craft government policies for countries.
Privacy & Cybersecurity:
The group guides clients across multiple industries through the myriad federal, state, and international laws governing the collection, use, transfer, and protection of data. Understanding the internal and external threats that clients face to their data and systems, the group provides end-to-end support, advising companies on risk mitigation, cybersecurity and privacy incidents, regulatory investigations, and litigation defence.
White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement:
The group’s substantial trial experience, pragmatic counselling and unparalleled negotiating capabilities provide clients with creative defences in FCPA (e.g., Ralph Lauren Corp.), financial and securities fraud, antitrust, healthcare, government contract disputes, procurement fraud, public corruption, anti-money laundering, and environmental.