This firm appears in the Who's Who Legal 100 2013
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Crowell & Moring, according to its own mission statement, is staffed by professionals wishing to offer something different from the usual corporate environment. Lawyers at the firm embrace the challenge of complex law and “treat clients the way they themselves would like to be treated”. The firm has flourished under this philosophy and now consists of more than 500 lawyers in nine offices in Europe and the US as well as two associate offices in Cairo and Riyadh. Crowell & Moring garners 27 listings in 11 chapters, demonstrating the firm’s leading reputation in the market.
|CROWELL & MORING LLP|
|TOTAL LISTINGS IN WHO’S WHO LEGAL: 27|
|Practice Area Breakdown|
|Business Crime Defence||4||Patents||1|
|Environment||5||Trade & Customs||2|
|Insurance & Reinsurance||2|
The environment chapter features five lawyers from the firm. Crowell & Moring’s leading expertise in this field is “undisputed” – the firm has defended clients under every major environmental law and in class action toxic tort litigation as well as in relation to natural resources. Four practitioners hail from the firm’s DC office including David Menotti, a “longstanding member” of the bar. Menotti has nearly 40 years’ experience in environment law and his practice focuses on matters arising under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Clean Air Act. Alongside him, Steven Quarles earns recognition in both the environment and mining chapters for his “significant expertise” in environmental matters related to mining, energy and forestry. New York-based Jeffrey Smith is hailed as a “phenomenal” lawyer specialising in environmental matters and litigation. His recent highlights include representing a hedge fund in connection with the financial implications of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and ongoing clean-up.
Four practitioners are fielded to the aviation chapter, all from the firm’s DC office. Lorraine Halloway is chair of the aviation group and advises clients in the aviation industry on enforcement, fitness, licensing and rulemaking proceedings before authorities. She is considered to be “at the top of her game”. Eileen Gleimer specialises in commercial transactions related to aircraft as well as regulatory issues relating to their operation. One source claims “she knows everything there is to know about corporate aircraft”.
The firm’s white-collar and regulatory enforcement practice is represented by four individuals in our business crime defence chapter. In Los Angeles, Janet Levine chairs the firm’s practice and is “highly recommended” as a trial and appellate attorney in securities, healthcare, tax fraud and public corruption matters. In DC, Richard Beizer is commended for his “superb handling” of white collar criminal grand jury investigations and trials.
Crowell & Moring’s mining practice receives high praise and we list three experts in the field from the DC office. Timothy McCrum has a broad mining practice encompassing litigation involving controversial projects ranging from gold mines to oil and gas exploration and production facilities while Thomas Means is a “leading authority” on federal regulation of the mining industry.
Kristof Roox has a “distinguished” practice in IP and is based in the firm’s Brussels office. Roox specialises in IP litigation and portfolio management and earns recognition in the IP and regulatory areas of the life sciences chapter as well as in the patents chapter.
With additional listings in the arbitration, competition, insurance and reinsurance, regulatory communications and trade and customs chapters, Crowell & Moring demonstrates the broad expertise of the firm.
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