This firm appears in the Who's Who Legal 100 2012
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Established in 1979 by a breakaway group of 53 lawyers from a large corporate firm, Crowell & Moring LLP’s bench is now almost 500 strong. Practitioners are listed an impressive 32 times from the firm’s US and Belgium offices and feature in a total of 12 chapters.
|CROWELL & MORING LLP|
|TOTAL LAWYERS LISTED IN WHO’S WHO LEGAL: 32|
|Practice Area Breakdown|
|Business Crime||5||Oil & Gas||1|
With five listings across the Los Angeles and Washington, DC, offices, the firm features prominently in our business crime defence research. Richard Beizer is a respected name whose practice focuses on the defence of companies and individuals across a host of white-collar criminal and grand jury investigations. Brian Elmer was the former chairman of the firm’s corporate and white-collar defence groups and is a highly regarded name as is Philip Inglima. Recently appointed as delegee independent consultant, approved by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, Inglima investigated suspect transactions in connection with the consent entered in the settlement of Securities and Exchange Commission v American International Group, Inc. In Los Angles Janet Levine is chair of the firm’s white-collar and regulatory enforcement group and is one of the few lawyers to ever try a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case. She is joined by John Vandevelde whose recent representations have involved state and federal public corruption matters, securities fraud and antitrust violations.
Five partners at the firm’s Washington, DC, office appear in the environment chapter, including Chet Thompson, whose practice includes litigation and regulatory and legislative representation of clients under the major environmental statues. Elliott Laws is recognised for the breadth of his practice which covers, among other matters, chemical regulation and brownfield redevelopment. David Menotti’s practice focuses on the regulation of hazardous substances and Richard Schwartz is lauded for his work regarding toxic tort litigation. The “excellent” Steven Quarles is praised for his extensive practice, which covers litigious, administrative and legislative matters. He complements his listing with a mention in the mining chapter where he is joined by Timothy McCrum and Thomas Means.
The firm’s aviation practice receives great praise and we list four experts in the field from the Washington, DC, office. Eileen Gleimer advises businesses as well as individuals owning, operating and managing corporate aircraft. Co-chairs of the aviation group, Lorraine Halloway and Bruce Keiner, are also highly regarded names. Halloway is a recognised expert in the field having assisted clients in resolving aviation and export control/embargo issues since 1986, and Keiner has been advising on major issues and developments in the aviation industry for over 30 years. Lisa Savitt completes the firm’s presence in the chapter and is praised for her litigious work.
Four names from the firm also feature in the arbitration section, including the “top-tier” Arif Ali and Alexandre de Gramont. Ian Laird is particularly noted for his international investment arbitration practice and he worked on the earliest NAFTA investor-state arbitrations involving all three NAFTA state parties. The “brilliant” Baiju Vasani divides his time between the London and Washington, DC, offices.
In Brussels, Kristof Roox is respected for his IP practice. Specialising in IP litigation, with a focus on complex patent disputes in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors, he features in both the patents and life sciences chapters.
Further listings in our competition, insurance, oil and gas, regulatory communications and trade and customs chapters, demonstrate the broad-ranging expertise at the firm.
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