Chair: Philip T Inglima
Number of partners: 205
Number of lawyers: 525
Crowell & Moring’s founding principles of helping clients to succeed in their missions, daring to experiment and aspiring to be a different kind of firm have influenced the deep and enduring client relationships the firm has forged. Drawing on significant government-facing, in-house, industry, and private practice experience, the firm provides creative solutions to complex litigation, regulatory and policy, and transactional issues. The firm partners with clients to drive innovation, capitalize on opportunities, and deliver differentiated value.
• Litigation & Trial:
Litigation is a core strength of the firm. Lawyers represent clients in billion-dollar civil trials, criminal trials, and administrative proceedings. In addition, the firm has handled arbitrations in the United States and in global forums on matters spanning all firm practice and industry areas of focus. The firm's multidisciplinary, team-based approach helps clients manage high-stakes matters in areas, including fraud, breach of contract, business torts, and class actions. Firm litigators have held senior positions in government and in U.S.-based and foreign-owned multinational corporations.
• Regulatory & Policy:
The firm has deep experience working with agencies across the US Executive Branch and government agencies within the EU. A significant number of firm lawyers are former government officials who have held pivotal positions in US and international agencies. Lawyers and consultants have experience drafting, negotiating, and implementing critical regulations that impact business across industries. In addition, they are able to provide valuable compliance and enforcement insight on the context and impact of government regulations and policies.
• Transactions & Corporate:
The corporate practice represents a broad range of clients, including emerging growth companies, middle market enterprises and global corporations. The practice includes M&A, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, corporate and securities, corporate governance, finance, complex outsourcing, IP, and commercial arrangements in industries such as healthcare, defense, financial services, retail, consumer products, energy, life sciences, and technology.
The firm conducts investigations on behalf of businesses, boards, and individuals, for internal purposes and in enforcement actions. Lawyers have represented clients in matters spanning more than 80 countries and six continents from internal investigations to congressional probes, compliance counseling, and monitorships from FCPA to financial fraud to whistleblower complaints.
Main Areas of Practice:
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.
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 startups 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.
The group represents technology companies in federal patent infringement cases and before the USITC, and is a recognized leader in federal and state trade secret misappropriation cases. Firm lawyers handle patent validity challenges and IPRs at the USPTO; international patent procurement; copyright and trademark disputes; and brand protection.
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.
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.
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.
Lawyers with senior government, industry, scientific, business and legal experience across a wide array of practices are advising clients as they navigate the rapidly evolving business, legal and operational challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm is helping clients to anticipate issues, to take proactive steps, to develop appropriate responses, and to execute sound legal, business and operational plans that reflect immediate, as well as around the next corner considerations.
The firm helps companies and entrepreneurs bring new innovations to market, compete in the increasingly data-driven economy and navigate an uncertain business and regulatory environment. Clients range from Fortune 500 companies that are investing in revolutionary ways to serve their customers to small companies that play a key role in supply chains and disruptive technologies.