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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-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Crowell & Moring has 464 attorneys and is the 92nd largest firm in the United States.  With $359,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 86th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in AK, CA, DC, NY and WY.

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

Lawyers Recommended for Fifth DC Superior Court Vacancy

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : March 03, 2015

A legal aid lawyer, a city government attorney and a U.S. Department of Justice official are on the short list for the latest judicial vacancy in District of Columbia Superior Court.

The Inside Story of Dentons' Combination with Dacheng

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : March 02, 2015

In its boldest move yet, the verein is betting big on the Chinese economy.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kaye Scholer Grows PPP While Shrinking Head Count

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Kaye Scholer's profits per partner increased a modest 1.8 percent in 2014 while revenue per lawyer grew 5.2 percent. Gross revenue, however, declined for the fourth consecutive year, dipping 1.3 percent to $375 million. The firm was able to increase partner profits and RPL by cutting expenses and reducing head count.

Lex Machina Offers Data Analytics for PTAB Cases

Amanda Ciccatelli : Law Technology News : February 18, 2015

Software as a service analyzes patent cases before district courts, the International Trade Commission and the PTAB.

INADMISSIBLE: Loretta Lynch Vote Awaiting 'Clarification'

: The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015

U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch will have to wait another two weeks for her Senate Judiciary Committee vote, Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said during a committee meeting on Feb. 12. Plus more in this week's column.

Dickstein Shapiro Continues to See Departures, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 15, 2015

Dickstein Shapiro's deputy IP practice leader joins Arent Fox; Brown Rudnick brings on two 'Big Short' litigators; Latham & Watkins hires in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. On the Move is compiled from law firm announcements and reporting. Please send all memos and news releases to thechurn@alm.com.

Crowell Reaps Benefits of Cost Management Technology, Sees 11% PPP Growth

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : February 10, 2015

An investment in technological advances and an industrywide recovery helped Crowell & Moring grow in 2014. Profits per partner crossed the $1 million threshold, to $1.03 million, compared with $930,000 the previous year, a 10.8 percent increase.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

Squire Patton Boggs Health Care Leaders Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2015

Jones Day and Polsinelli pick up a pair of Squire Patton Boggs health care practice leaders; Dickinson Wright and Jackson Lewis prepare for new offices; Paul Weiss picks up a top federal prosecutor; Willkie Farr makes another hire in Houston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

SEC: Former Valley Exec Tipped Trading Ring to Acquisitions, Financial Results

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 05, 2015

Regional Director Jina Choi said Christian Keller, who held jobs at Applied Materials and Rovi, tried to evade detection as he and associates raked in nearly $750,000 using confidential company information.

Dentons, Shearman See Africa Rising

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : February 05, 2015

The two Am Law 100 firms are poised to set up shop in Johannesburg and Cairo, respectively.

Clear Connection

: Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2015

Verizon's new general counsel is ready to answer the call; and other in-house Moves.

Crowell & Moring Takes $970K Fee Fight with Ex-Client to Court

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 29, 2015

Crowell & Moring is suing a former client for more than $970,000 in allegedly unpaid legal bills.

TracFone Pays $40 Million to Settle FTC Data Throttling Charges

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 28, 2015

Lieff Cabraser's Michael Sobol, who is leading class action litigation against the cell provider, said the deal also resolves class claims.

King & Spalding Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2015

Five lawyers join King & Spalding, as two others depart; Haynes and Boone heads to Denver; Pillsbury Winthrop adds 10 in Texas; Latham & Watkins lures a well-pedigreed litigator and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Drone Law Practices Are Beginning to Take Flight

Andrew Ramonas and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

Lawyers and lobbyists are recruiting clients for what they hope will prove a lucrative field.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 23, 2015

Ten firms announce promotions, while four more have added attorneys.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

Lateral moves at D.C. firms.

At Some D.C. Firms, More Women Than Men Make Partner

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

The legal industry is one in which female lawyers have fewer opportunities than do their male colleagues. But despite industrywide setbacks, many law firms in Washing­ton exceeded the standard this year in promoting women.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Star Litigators Depart, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pro Bono Hot List

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

Ten law firms that made exemplary contributions in providing access to justice.

Crowell & Moring: Clemency Victories Keep Adding Up

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

Every time Tim Means of Crowell & Moring wins a clemency case, he feels he should quit while he's ahead. But each time, he takes yet another case.

Enforcement/Regulation: Conflict and Transition

Jenna Greene and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.'s Justice Department took on big banks and police misconduct in 2014, and the FCC grappled with crafting rules for Internet service providers.

Survey: Firm Leaders Are Bullish on 2015 Prospects

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : December 24, 2014

Almost 90 percent of respondents to our Law Firm Leaders survey expect growth in profits per partner next year.

Bingham McCutchen's Tokyo Outpost Absorbed, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 23, 2014

The Tokyo office of Bingham McCutchen has found a home for holidays, with one of Japan's leading firms and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius agreeing to divvy up the spoils; Baker & Hostetler bags a hydraulic fracturing advocate; Skadden brings back a former partner from Guantánamo Bay; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

In Partner Promotions, Boies Schiller Sees Its Future

Brian Baxter and Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 22, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner might be known for big associate bonuses and high-profile courtroom victories, but as its founding partners grow older, the firm is grooming a new generation. Boies Schiller recently promoted nine lawyers to partner, among them counsel Joshua Schiller, the son of the firm's cofounder and current managing partner Jonathan Schiller, and counsel Hampton Dellinger, son of noted O'Melveny & Myers appellate litigator Walter Dellinger III.

Statute of Limitations Can Bar Use of Defenses by 'Aggressor'

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 17, 2014

The affirmative defenses a health club chain raised in response to a lawsuit filed by its former chairwoman of the board are barred by the statute of limitations, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has ruled.

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.