Crowell & Moring LLP

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Firm Details

Chair: Philip T Inglima

Number of partners: 229

Number of lawyers: 583

Firm Overview

Crowell & Moring’s conviction that diverse teams are the key to truly innovative thinking and outcomes is at the heart of its differentiated approach to client service. Drawing on significant government-facing, inhouse, industry, and private practice experience, the firm provides creative solutions to complex litigation, regulatory and policy, and corporate and transactional issues.

Litigation & Trial:  

Crowell & Moring has earned the reputation of a powerhouse litigation firm. More than two-thirds of the firm’s lawyers are litigators and arbitrators who handle complex matters and deliver results under even the most challenging scenarios. Clients turn to the firm for their high-stakes civil trials, criminal trials, administrative proceedings, and international and U.S. arbitrations. The firm’s multidisciplinary, team-based approach helps clients manage complex matters in areas including fraud, breach of contract, business torts, and class actions.

Regulatory & Policy: 

Crowell & Moring helps businesses across nearly every industry navigate the complex and shifting regulatory landscape. More than 100 of the firm’s lawyers are former government officials and prosecutors who have held pivotal positions in U.S. and international agencies. Lawyers and policy advisors have experience drafting, negotiating, and implementing critical regulations that impact business across industries. In addition, they are able to provide valuable compliance and enforcement insights on the context and impact of government regulations and policies.

Corporate & Transactions: 

Crowell & Moring advises clients on complex corporate and securities, M&A, joint venture, financing, governance, and compliance matters. The firm represents international and domestic public and private companies, mid-sized and emerging businesses, privately-held firms, private equity sponsors and hedge funds, and investment firms. Corporate lawyers provide guidance on asset management, commercial finance and lending, commercial transactions, fintech, SPACs, derivatives, distressed debt trading, and bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditor rights. The firm also has substantial experience guiding clients through the transactional aspects of large infrastructure projects across the United States, and in Europe, MENA, and Latin America. 

Main Areas of Practice

Advertising & Media
Antitrust & Competition
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
C&M International
Corporate & Transactions
Digital Transformation
E-Discovery & Information Management
Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
Environment & Natural Resources
Financial Services
Government Affairs
Government Contracts
Intellectual Property
International Dispute Resolution
International Trade
Labor & Employment
Litigation & Trial
Mass Tort, Product & Consumer Litigation
National Security
Plaintiff’s Recovery
Privacy & Cybersecurity
Regulatory & Policy
State Attorneys General
White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement

Practice Areas and Offices

Advertising & Media: 

Clients rely on firm lawyers to apply their industry know-how and proven experience to their advertising campaigns, brand content production, and media investments. The firm advises clients at every stage of the advertising production and distribution life cycle, including campaign ideation, talent negotiation (including SAG/AFTRA), content clearance and licensing, and media strategy and placement. 

Antitrust & Competition:  

The firm’s deep bench of trial lawyers routinely represents industry-leading companies in defense of antitrust claims, and in pursuit of affirmative recoveries when clients have been victims of price-fixing conspiracies. The antitrust transactions practice has handled some of the largest and most complex mergers and acquisitions in recent history.

Environment, Energy & Natural Resources:  

With more than three decades of experience, the group provides solutions spanning the range of environmental, energy, and natural resource issues. The firm has a national reputation for successfully shaping regulatory policies and litigating disputes for clients in mining, oil and gas, agriculture, alternative energy, defense, health and safety, and consumer products.

Financial Services: 

Financial institutions worldwide trust the firm to support them on transactional, regulatory, and contested matters so they can protect their operations and maximize their assets. Firm lawyers represent financial companies in overcoming legal and business obstacles, from traditional financial institutions to venture capital, hedge funds, and private equity firms to fintech companies and start‐ups.

Government Contracts:  

For more than 40 years, the firm has set the standard in this highly complex arena. The firm’s practice is one of the largest and most reputable in the United States and internationally. It offers a full range of counseling, investigation, litigation, and transactional services covering every facet of contracting. Companies of all sizes from diverse industries turn to the group for its unrivaled depth and success.


The group provides a range of litigation, investigations, transactional, and regulatory counseling services to solve complex business and regulatory challenges. Clients include hospitals and hospital systems, medical groups and medical management companies, health plans, pharmaceutical companies, PBMs, academic medical centers, and government contractors, as well as established and start-up medical device, biotech, and digital health companies.


Clients ranging from start-ups to established industry players turn to the group’s multidisciplinary team for its breadth of experience in all major insurance business lines and industry segments, including healthcare, management liability, financial lines, and captive insurance. The team handles matters involving complex insurance litigation, negotiations, mediations, ADR, and insurance bankruptcy.

Intellectual Property: 

With a commitment to protecting the interests of intellectual property owners and a proven track record helping inventors navigate the unique challenges they face, the firm is well-positioned to handle the widest array of clients’ IP protection, commercialization, litigation, trial, and counseling matters. The firm helps clients take advantage of technology and innovation-driven opportunities, as well as solve client challenges arising in the context of patent, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition and copyright law. 

International Trade & Dispute Resolution:  

These groups provide a complete suite of services to create solutions for the complex challenges facing governments, organizations, and individuals with international business interests. Experienced teams structure investments, open new markets, settle disputes, and work across borders to trade goods and services. The groups collaborate with the firm’s consulting affiliate, C&M International, to craft policies for foreign government clients.

Privacy & Cybersecurity: 

The group advises 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 advises companies on risk mitigation, cybersecurity and privacy incidents, regulatory investigations, and litigation defense.

White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement: 

Firm lawyers have successfully defended and counseled clients around the world in connection with all manner of government investigations, criminal trials, regulatory enforcement actions, and internal investigations. The team includes former assistant federal defenders, and former prosecutors and enforcement attorneys from the Department of Justice, the Office of Independent Counsel, United States Attorney’s Offices, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
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Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
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Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
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Jason C. Murray
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Antitrust: Mainly Plaintiff

Daniel A Sasse
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Jennifer Romano
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Kevin Kroeker
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Insurance: Insurer

Mark Plevin
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Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

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