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Crowell & Moring LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 464
  • Gross Revenues: $359,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $775,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $930,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Crowell & Moring is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm with four offices worldwide. The firm ranked 81st on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of firms based on revenue with $327,500,000 in gross annual revenue for 2010. With 441 attorneys, the firm placed 97th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. Crowell & Moring's legal practice includes litigation, antitrust, government contracts, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property, among others, for a range of corporate and individual clients. In addition to its Washington, D.C. headquarters, Crowell & Moring has offices in California, New York, Alaska, London, Brussels, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 86 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 86 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 92 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List 49 -3 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 33 -5 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 55 5 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 53 43 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 9 -3 Summer programs

In the News

Bankrupt Company Sues Two Firms for Malpractice

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

A biotechnology company in bankruptcy has brought malpractice claims against Nixon Peabody and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo.

Bankrupt Biotech Targets Nixon Peabody, Mintz Levin

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

Neogenix Oncology Inc., a bankrupt would-be developer of cancer diagnostic and treatment products, blamed its outside lawyers for allowing the company to pursue an illegal fund-raising strategy for more than five years.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Dickstein Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has raided Dickstein Shapiro for 13 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Paul Hastings plucks Kaye Scholer's white-collar and internal investigations chair and Troutman Sanders snags Hughes Hubbard's private equity chair in the latest round of lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

New Deals

Vinayak Balasubramanian : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Alcoa Inc. has said it will acquire jet engine component producer Firth Rixson in a $2.85 billion deal expected to enhance the company's aerospace production.

Plaintiff Awarded Lost Profits in Patent Case

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2014

A company that was previously found to be in contempt of a federal judge's order to stop selling patent-infringing electrical wire connectors has been ordered to pay the plaintiff patent holder about $1.5 million in attorney fees after the parties could not reach an agreement on an appropriate amount.

Hogan Lovells, White & Case Brush Up on Mexican Paint Merger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Six weeks after Consorcio Comex launched an arbitration proceeding against Sherwin-Williams over the latter's failed $2.34 billion purchase of the company, the Mexican paints maker announced a $2.3 billion deal to sell itself to PPG Industries.

July 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

White House Touts Law Firm Pro Bono Work

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 30, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden expressed his support for law firm pro bono programs during a meeting this month with representatives from more than a dozen firms.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

AT&T/DirecTV; Alibaba IPO; Valeant / Allergan

The Churn: Paul Weiss, Squire Patton Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

A big week for lateral moves saw Paul Weiss pluck a prominent prosecutor, the newly minted Squire Patton Boggs make another key addition and a rare departure from Wachtell Lipton. The Am Law Daily has the lowdown on the latest comings-and-goings from throughout The Am Law 200.

Company Awarded $1.5 Mil. in Attorney Fees in Patent Case

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2014

A company that was previously found to be in contempt of a federal judge's order to stop selling patent-infringing electrical wire connectors has been ordered to pay the plaintiff patent holder about $1.5 million in attorney fees after the parties could not reach an agreement on an appropriate amount.

Firth Rixson's Sale to Alcoa Draws Three Am Law Firms

Vinayak Balasubramanian : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2014

Alcoa said it would buy the jet engine component producer for $2.85 billion. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Crowell & Moring advised Alcoa, while Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison counseled Firth Rixson.

Lobbyists Closely Following House GOP Leadership Shakeup

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Washington lawyers and lobbyists at K&L Gates, Squire Patton Boggs and other firms with ties to Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., are optimistic they will have his ear as he settles into his new role as House majority leader.

The Churn: Greenberg Adds Two Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Greenberg Traurig raids Patton Boggs and Dentons for new practice chairs in Washington, D.C., and London in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Heads to Alaska, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Holland & Knight, a firm with Florida roots, is heading to Anchorage after recruiting a team of lawyers from Patton Boggs, plus more moves from across The Am Law 200.

Defendants Should Step Up Fight in Data Breach Cases, Lawyers Say

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Plaintiffs are increasingly winning in the earlier stages of data breach litigation and defendants may be helping set unrealistic settlement figures out of a fear of going through discovery, attorneys on both sides of the issue said Thursday.

Fee Tracker: Latham's Lucrative Soccer Links

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

In its latest tally of money flowing to Am Law 200 firms, The Am Law Daily looks at Latham & Watkins' work for the U.S. Soccer Federation ahead of this year's World Cup tournament; Gibson Dunn's mounting Bridgegate tab; and the bills accrued by Davis Polk and Skadden on a big financial services IPO.

Clemency Push Creates Huge Demand for Pro Bono Lawyers

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 11, 2014

Thousands of nonviolent offenders will seek shortened sentences under President Obama's new clemency initiative. All need lawyers.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs Fallout, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Am Law Second Hundred Firms of Note: Dickstein Shapiro

Katelyn Polantz, The National Law Journal : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

The D.C. firm reports its weakest net income in more than 15 years.

Big Suits

: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

Allen v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America; ViaSat v. Space Systems/Loral; E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Company v. Kolon Industries, Inc.; Wexler v. KPMG LLP et al.

Korea Backs LCD Makers in Test of U.S. Antitrust Laws

Jan Wofe : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2014

The governments of South Korea and the United States are clashing over whether an appeals court should resurrect Motorola Mobility's price-fixing case against the world's liquid crystal display manufacturers.

New Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

At least a dozen firms are advising on telecommunications giant AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV. Also, Darden Restaurants has agreed to sell Red Lobster to private equity firm Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion in cash.

The Churn: Kirkland Adds Two, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis poaches from Weil and Baker Botts, a White House rejoins Latham and more new hires across The Am Law 200.

Dozen Firms Tune In for AT&T's $48.5 Billion DirecTV Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

In a deal likely to face major regulatory scrutiny, a telecommunications giant aims to absorb the nation's largest satellite television operator.

Iranian Business Ties Allegations Are Political Speech

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2014

Pseudonymous letters sent to the U.S. government alleging a Kuwaiti-based government contractor was engaging in illegal business activity with Iran were political speech, a split Superior Court has ruled in ordering the trial court to apply a heightened standard in determining whether the letters' authors could be disclosed.

Howrey Trustee Racks Up Deals With Ex-Partners, Firms

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Allan Diamond raises more than $5 million by reaching settlements with four firms and 60 former partners.

Crowell & Moring Names N.Y. Managing Partner

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Crowell & Moring has named Edwin Baum managing partner of the firm's New York office, taking the place of corporate partner Joseph Adams, who has led the New York office for four years and will continue his practice at the firm.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

Momentum For Trade Secrets Bill

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Federal lawmakers last week unveiled their latest effort to give companies a new track to fight trade-secrets theft — the federal courts.

Plaintiffs Move to Reinstate Claims in 9/11 Detention Case

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

An attorney for Arab, South Asian and Muslim men swept up in the post-9/11 dragnet and held at Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center pressed a federal appeals court Thursday to reinstate claims against John Ashcroft and Robert Mueller.

May 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL INC.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Maintaining strong relationships with the 72 attorneys on Marriott's legal team means that in-person contact often takes priority over email correspondence. An old-fashioned device helps, too — the telephone.

The Churn: FTC Lawyer Joins Weil, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Weil adds Jeffrey Perry, assistant director of the FTC's competition bureau, in Washington, D.C.

D.C. Federal Judges Honor Law Firm Pro Bono Service

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 23, 2014

Federal judges in Washington gathered Wednesday to honor 30 law firms where at least 40 percent of all lawyers performed at least 50 hours of pro bono service last year.

Sharp Drop in Dickstein Net Income

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Dickstein Shapiro faced its worst year in more than a decade after contingency cases didn't pull in income and the firm restructured, chairman James Kelly said in an interview. He called 2013 an "investment year."

'We're Not Going to be Everything to Everyone,' Dickstein Chairman Says

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 16, 2014

Dickstein Shapiro faced its worst year in more than a decade after contingency cases didn't pull in income and the firm restructured, the firm's chairman, James Kelly, said in an interview this week. Kelly called 2013 an "investment year."

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

UC Regents Sue Former Research Partner

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

Medivation, which had accused UC researchers of hiding promising discoveries, is now the target of a suit seeking millions from sales of the prostate cancer treatment Xtandi.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

DC Lateral Moves

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

Lawyers leave the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Justice and the White House to join firms in the Washington area.Here's our roundup of local hires and promotions announced in the first week of April:

Kolon Escapes $919 Million Verdict in Battle With DuPont

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

The Fourth Circuit reluctantly vacated DuPont's $919 million trade secrets win against Kolon Industries in a fight over Kevlar, handing a big win to appellate ace Paul Clement of Bancroft PLLC and cocounsel at Paul Hastings.

The Churn: Weil, Patton Boggs See More Defections, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses a securities litigation partner to Jenner & Block; Patton Boggs goes through another spate of departures; and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr hires a former FBI director and his ex-chief of staff.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe, Ross Todd, and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Motorola v. AU Optronics; In re Bank of American RMBS litigation; Vichi v. Konicklijke Philips; and more

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

Randy Aoyama joins Hinshaw & Culbertson as partner in the Phoenix office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

DC Lateral Moves Roundup

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

Proskauer Rose and Miles & Stockbridge grabbed lawyers from Crowell & Moring. A partner left Williams & Connolly for Zuckerman Spaeder. And a bankrupcty group went to Baker Donelson.

The Churn: Crowell Adds and Loses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Crowell & Moring gains one partner and loses two others, McDermott Will & Emery makes two IP partner hires and a pair of Wilson Elser lawyers jump to New Jersey's Wolff & Samson.

ExxonMobil-Insurer Settlements Prompt Disclosure Demand

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 20, 2014

The content of settlements ExxonMobil has reached with a dozen insurance companies over denied coverage of thousands of asbestos-related lawsuits should be turned over, certain insurers have argued to a Manhattan Supreme Court judge.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Pamela Fulmer joins Arent Fox's intellectual property and complex litigation practices as partner in the San Francisco office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 17, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Six firms have added partners and Oleg Sabel has added counsel.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 10, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Steptoe Profits Fall in 2013

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 06, 2014

For Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 2013 was a mixed bag. Revenue was flat at $365 million, profits per partner fell by $75,000 to $905,000, but revenue per lawyer climbed slightly to $900,000.

Modest Growth at Crowell & Moring

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 05, 2014

Modest growth lifted Crowell & Moring's net profit and its profits per partner in 2013 compared with 2012. The firm focused on investing in certain areas by adding lawyers rather than pushing up profits, Crowell chairman Kent Gardiner said.

State Energy Lawyers Join Crowell

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

The Churn: Dentons Continues Heenan Blaikie Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Dentons hires a total of 46 attorneys from failed Canada firm Heenan Blaikie; Akerman adds three new litigators in its month-old Chicago office; and a former White House adviser joins Akin Gump.

Patton Boggs Closes N.J. Office, Talks Merger Amid Restructuring

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Patton Boggs is pressing forward on a restructuring strategy, announcing within days last week the closure of the firm's Newark office and a possible merger with Squire Sanders.

Legal Counsel for the Elderly to Receive Potter Stewart Award

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 28, 2014

Legal Counsel for the Elderly is the recipient of this year's Justice Potter Stewart Award for work on behalf of the administration of justice in the District of Columbia.

The Churn: Latham Adds from Ropes in Boston, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

A Boston-based white-collar litigator jumps to Latham & Watkins from Ropes & Gray; Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck gains five intellectual property lawyers; and Morrison & Foerster welcomes back a former partner from the Obama administration.

Mayer Brown Balks at Idea It Was Spied on by U.S. Ally It Once Advised

Ed Shanahan : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Stopping short of a full-fledged denial, the Am Law 100 firm pushed back early Monday against the suggestion, laid out by The New York Times, that its lawyers' communications with a foreign client were intercepted by an Australian spy agency with the National Security Agency's blessing. Meanwhile, in an ironic twist, Justice Department records show that Australia once employed Mayer Brown as its U.S. lobbyist on free trade issues.

Corporate News & Analysis

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Recent articles from NYLJ's Corporate Update on arbitration, regulation and governance.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Patricia Hennessy joins Conrad O'Brien as co-chairwoman of the education law group in the West Chester, Pa., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Streamlining Bid May Complicate Patent Fights

Teresa Stanek Rea and Scott L. Bittman : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Whether 'inter partes' review succeeds will become apparent as the courts shift through cases.

Realizing Tax Preferences Under the ACA Becomes More Difficult

James E. Kellett and Seth T. Perretta : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

In a Taxation article, James E. Kellett and Seth T. Perretta of Crowell & Moring discuss recent guidance that will limit today an employer's and employee's ability to utilize the current federal income and payroll tax advantages for employer-paid health care, and provide a brief overview of these new rules and their implications to common employer-sponsored arrangements.