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Crowell & Moring LLP

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United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions
Civil litigation/class actions - ranked: tier 5

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP’s team includes experienced trial lawyer John Gibson in Orange County, Los Angeles-based Jason Murray, whose industry expertise spans healthcare, retail, technology and telecoms, and Kent Gardiner, who resides in Washington DC and regularly handles class actions as well as cross-over IP/antitrust cases. Beatrice Nguyen and Daniel Sasse are representing Hewlett-Packard as plaintiff in claims alleging that manufacturers of optical disk drives entered into a longstanding price-fixing conspiracy. The firm’s strong West Coast presence gives it a prominent standing in the healthcare and technology sectors. General Motors and Yamaha Corporation of America are also clients.

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United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes
General commercial disputes - ranked: tier 5

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP maintains a busy litigation and arbitration practice, and is particularly well regarded for healthcare disputes. Gregory Call in San Francisco represents the Regents of the University of California and professor Michael Jung in litigation surrounding prostate cancer treatment. Los Angeles-based Jennifer Romano is recommended.

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International trade
International trade - ranked: tier 3

Crowell & Moring LLP

Jointly led out of Washington DC by John Brew and Jeffrey Snyder and including offices in New York and Brussels, Crowell & Moring LLP’s 25-strong team has the strength in depth to handle a broad range of international trade mandates including customs, trade remedies, export controls and economic sanctions issues. The team has notched up numerous high-profile victories against the Customs and Border Protection and other governmental agencies including successfully persuading the CIT to reduce the duty on Schlumberger’s imports of proppants from 4% to free. Cari Stinebower is recommended for sanctions, export controls and anti-corruption matters.

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United States: Government

Government contracts
Government contracts - ranked: tier 1

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP continues to act regularly for long-time aerospace and defense clients Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and United Technologies, while increasingly expanding into other industry sectors. Experience spans claims, bid protests, False Claims Act (FCA) litigation, suspension and debarment proceedings, investigations, and transactions involving government contractors. Recent work includes assisting DRS Technical Services defend a task order award for remotely piloted aircraft support services in a bid protest filed by Booz Allen Hamilton. David Bodenheimer represented United Technologies in a $299m defective pricing action and a $675m FCA suit arising from a fighter engine provision contract; Bodenheimer and Thomas Humphrey are renowned bid protest lawyers. Newly-added Lorraine Campos, who co-chaired Reed Smith LLP’s practice until her departure in May 2015, is an ‘astute counselor’. She is recommended along with senior counsel Terry Albertson - who stands out for his cost and pricing expertise - and Peter Eyre. Co-practice heads are Angela Styles and Daniel Forman. All named are based in Washington DC.

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United States: Industry focus

Insurance: advice to insurers
Insurance: advice to insurers - ranked: tier 3

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP covers a wide range of direct coverage and reinsurance mandates including Asbestos, Pollution and Health Hazard (APH) claims, life, property and casualty, professional liability issues and bankruptcy matters. Paul Kalish and William O’Neill are the practice co-heads; Kalish is representing Allianz in the NFL and NCAA concussion-related tort cases. Cliff Hendler is also representing Allianz and the Fireman’s Fund in asbestos coverage litigation against Mueller. Deirdre Johnson and New York-based Stuart Levene continue to act for Transatlantic Re in a reinsurance dispute with Chartis affiliates and are also representing the client in an arbitration with AIG. San Francisco-based bankruptcy specialist Mark Plevin and New York-based reinsurance expert Harry Cohen are recommended. Other clients include ACE, Allstate and Beazley. Robert Cusumano joined the firm’s New York office from an in-house position at ACE. Unless otherwise specified, all lawyers are based in Washington DC.

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    Case C-28/26 - Examines the right of a holding company to deduct input VAT on services acquired in the interest of its subsidiaries where those services are offered to its subsidiaries with no consideration.