Crowell & Moring LLP at a Glance


  • “Great people”
  • “Enjoy the work”
  • “Quality of life”


  • “Poor compensation”
  • “Terrible IT systems”
  • “Lack of transparency”

The Buzz

  • “They seem fun”
  • “Expanding”
  • “Rubber ducks”
  • “Overrated”

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring was founded in 1979 by a group of attorneys defecting from Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, to create "a different kind of law firm."  When Jones Day tried to oust Eldon "Took" Crowell and his team of government contract lawyers, he left with a bang, taking with him a group of more than 50 attorneys-an event The Washington Post referred to as "The Split."

Broad Spectrum

Today, Crowell & Moring works in a wide range of practices, handling litigation, regulatory, arbitration and transactional matters for clients of all sizes, from major corporations to start-ups to private individuals. Crowell & Moring has advised on one of the world's largest telecommunications mergers, as well as represented governments and corporations in international arbitration matters. Based in Washington, DC, the firm has also set up shop in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, London and Brussels. In 2009, the firm expanded into San Francisco by stealing away a 28-member litigation practice from Folger, Levin and Kahn, thus creating Crowell & Moring's San Francisco office.

More than just a law firm, Crowell houses C&M International, a subsidiary which provides international trade and investment consulting services. It has also expanded its ability to advise clients doing business in the Middle East and North Africa by operating in collaboration with Hegazy & Associates, a leading Egyptian law firm based in Cairo. The firm also operates in Saudi Arabia through a strategic alliance with Al Enizy & Associates, based in Riyadh.

From Bankruptcy to Government

The firm's litigation practice is active in federal, state and appellate courts, administrative tribunals and before arbitration panels throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America. Among the firm's key cases was its representation of Enron Creditors Recovery Corporation in its suit against two global financial institutions; the case yielded the largest bankruptcy settlement in U.S. history at the time, valued at over $4 billion. More recently, the firm served as co-counsel for longstanding client DuPont, and won a civil lawsuit for $919.9 million in a trade secret theft case against Kolon Industries. The size of the award was one of the largest of its kind in defense of business processes and technologies.

Crowell & Moring also boasts a first-rate government contracts group, which has received a top ranking by Chambers USA since this ranking was established. The group has a 40-year history, managing contract formation issues and strategies, bid protests, contract interpretation and performance disputes, post-performance audits and fraud investigations.

Antitrust Advisors

Crowell & Moring's antitrust group has been continuously ranked among the top in the world by Global Competition Review and handles a variety of related work, including civil litigation and investigations; mergers and acquisitions; grand jury investigations and trials; and risk management. Some of the firm's notable cases have included several multibillion dollar transactions in the telecommunications industry, such as serving as an antitrust counsel for AT&T in its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile; representing AT&T in its $86 billion acquisition of BellSouth; advising SBC/Cingular Wireless in its $41 billion acquisition of AT&T Wireless; and counseling SBC in its $16 billion acquisition of AT&T Corp. Crowell & Moring antitrust clients include Alcoa, CSX Corporation, DuPont, Nestlé and United Technologies Corporation.

The group remains at the forefront of the most recent sophisticated transactions: successful clearance of United Technologies' $18.4 billion acquisition of Goodrich; representation of Coventry Health in its $5.7 billion sale to Aetna; and DuPont's $4.9 billion sale of its coatings business. Major results include multi-million dollar recoveries for clients like Oracle and Motorola who were victims of the DRAM and LCD price-fixing conspiracies and dismissal of antitrust claims against clients Kaiser Health, Yamaha, DuPont and Motorola.


March 2015

Welcoming New Leadership

Crowell & Moring elected Angela Styles, partner and co-chair of the firm's Government Contracts Group, as its new chair. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring in 2007, Styles served in the federal government as Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy within the Office of Management and Budget at the White House, a position that required confirmation by the United States Senate. She also served in other positions in the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch and state government, including the U.S. General Services Administration, the office of Congressman Joe Barton and the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations.

February 2015

A Bright Future

The National Law Journal spoke with then Crowell & Moring chairman and Washington, DC-based partner, Kent A. Gardiner, about the growth and progression the firm made in 2014. NLJ took note that by investing in technological advances and an industrywide recovery, Crowell & Moring reported increases in almost all of the firm's financial metrics last year. In addition to the aforementioned advancements, the firm's legal project management program, which relies on fee plans other than the billable hour, continues to help the firm retain current clients and attract new ones as well. As a result of this survey, the firm was ranked 85th in the AmLaw 100 rankings for 2015.

January 2015

Pro Bono Pros

Two Crowell & Moring attorneys were featured in The National Law Journal's "Pro Bono Hot List" for their successful representation of Stephanie George, who had been sentenced to life in prison for low-level, non-violent involvement in her ex-boyfriend's drug ring.  After petitioning to commute her sentence to time served, Ms. George was one of eight people whose sentences were commuted by President Obama in December 2014, bringing the total number of commutations issued during his time in office to nine.  Ms. George was released after 16 years in prison. 

December 2014

Practice Group Recognition

Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group was featured as a Law360 "Government Contracts Group of the Year" for 2014, highlighting the group as a widely heralded industry go-to and noting the firm's wins for Lockheed Martin Corp. and BAE Systems. Washington, DC-based group co-chairs, Angela B. Styles and Daniel R. Forman, were featured by Law360 in a profile that highlighted the background of the group and the deep bench of experienced attorneys from associates to partners which sets the Crowell & Moring practice apart from others.

Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group was recognized as "highly recommended" in Global Competition Review's 15th edition of the "GCR 100: The World's Leading Competition Practices," in both the Washington, DC and New York categories. GCR is the leading international journal of competition policy and regulation. The feature noted that the firm's Antitrust Group "saw stunning success in all facets of the practice, including advising on in-depth merger investigations and prevailing in a dozen dispositive motions in litigations. Notably, the team is lead antitrust counsel to AT&T in its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV."

September 2014

Your Favorite Summer Job

Crowell & Moring was ranked 7th nationwide and 1st for the DC area in The American Lawyer's 2014 "Summer Associate Survey." The firmwide score was 4.967 (based on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) with 89 percent of the summer class responding to the anonymous survey which included interest level of work; how much "real" work was assigned; training and guidance; interactions with partners and full-time associates; how accurately the firm portrayed itself in interviews; how it rated overall as a place to work; and the respondents' inclination to accept a job if one were offered.

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Crowell & Moring LLP

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595
Phone: (202) 624-2500
Fax: (202) 628-5116


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman: Angela B. Styles
  • Hiring Attorney: Ryan Tisch
  • Total No. Attorneys 2015: 488

  • Employment Contact
    Torey P. Phillips
    Director, Attorney Recruiting & Development
    Phone: (202) 624-2771
    Fax: (202) 628-5116

  • Base Salary
    All U.S. Offices
    1st year: $160,000
    2nd year: $170,000
    Summer associate: $3,077/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    14 out of 16 (2014)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Advertising & Product Risk Management
    C&M International
    Corporate Finance & Securities
    Environment and Natural Resources
    ERISA & Employee Benefits
    Financial Services
    Government Affairs
    Government Contracts
    Intellectual Property
    International Dispute Resolution
    International Trade
    Labor & Employment
    Litigation & Trial
    Plaintiff’s Recovery
    Privacy & Cybersecurity
    Trade Associations
    Trade Secrets
    White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement

Major Office Locations

  • Washington, DC (HQ)
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Orange County, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Brussels
  • London
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