Crowell & Moring LLP is a full-service law firm with over 500 lawyers practicing in litigation, antitrust, government contracts, corporate, intellectual property and more than 40 other practice areas. More than two-thirds of the firm's lawyers regularly litigate disputes on behalf of domestic and international corporations, start-up businesses and individuals. Crowell & Moring's extensive client work ranges from advising on one of the world's largest telecommunications mergers to representing governments and corporations on international arbitration matters. The firm's range of practice areas also includes C&M International, a subsidiary which provides international trade and investment consulting services.
Main Areas of Practice
Antitrust - Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group represents a range of clients from established Fortune 50 corporations to start-up companies in emerging industries. The Group's practice includes the full complement of antitrust and trade regulation matters: civil litigation and investigations; mergers and acquisitions; grand jury investigations and trials; and counseling on ways to manage antitrust risks in all manner of business transactions. Crowell & Moring is currently the lead antitrust counsel for AT&T in its acquisition of BellSouth Corp. The deal is the third major antitrust matter for which Crowell & Moring has advised the organization. Crowell & Moring played a similar role for SBC Communications Inc. in its $16 billion acquisition of AT&T Corp., and in 2003 the firm advised SBC/Cingular Wireless in its $41 billion acquisition of AT&T Wireless. Other firm antitrust clients include Alcoa, DuPont and Reed Elsevier.
Corporate - Crowell & Moring's Corporate Group advises directors and senior executives on disclosure, governance and compliance issues. Clients include large public corporations, emerging companies and privately held firms in a wide range of industries, including major defense contractors, aerospace and telecommunications companies and financial institutions.
Government Contracts - Rated number one in the nation by 2010 Chambers USA, Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group has a 40-year history and lawyers who are bar and industry leaders. The firm's government contracts practice is widely recognized as the best in the business. Whatever the issue, our almost 50 government contracts lawyers have "been there" and "done that" - from contract formation issues and strategies, through bid protests, to contract interpretation and performance disputes, to post-performance audits, investigations and allegations of fraud.
Intellectual Property - Crowell & Moring's Intellectual Property Group offers the full array of intellectual property legal services, from patent to trademark, to unfair competition and litigation, to copyright and trade secret matters, in a variety of technological and commercial fields. The Group offers a range of services in patent prosecution and procurement that puts them among the top 20 United States firms, measured by volume of patents procured. The Group works intimately with other firm attorneys in our litigation, antitrust, transactional, international, communications, labor, health care, corporate and government contracts groups to provide full-service legal representation to the firm's clients.
Litigation - A core strength of Crowell & Moring and a principal foundation of the firm's success, the firm's Litigation Group brings and defends lawsuits for our clients in courts and tribunals nationwide, and globally, on matters spanning all of our practice and industry competencies. Our litigators practice in federal and state trial and appellate courts, administrative tribunals and before arbitration panels throughout the United States. The Group also handles matters in Canada, Europe and Central and South America. Fully two-thirds of the firm's attorneys litigate disputes of one kind or another on a regular basis. Crowell & Moring was selected as trial counsel to take Enron Creditors Recovery Corporation into battle against two global financial institutions in a case that resulted in the largest bankruptcy settlement in U.S. history, valued at over $4 billion. The firm is fortunate that our clients turn to Crowell & Moring for their most significant, newsworthy, bet-the-company disputes to prosecute and defend, and we are proud of our tradition of rewarding their trust in our litigation competence.
Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Anchorage, Cheyenne, Wyoming, London and Brussels. Visit Crowell & Moring LLP online at http://www.crowell.com.