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Crowell & Moring LLP

1001 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., WASHINGTON DC 20004-2595, USA
Tel:
Work +1 202 624 2500
Fax:
Fax +1 202 628 5116
Web:
www.crowell.com

United States: Antitrust

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

Crowell & Moring LLP

At Crowell & Moring LLP, Shari Ross Lahlou was the lead adviser to DuPont in its successful defense against a lawsuit concerning an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the titanium dioxide industry. Lahlou also successfully defended Owens & Minor in a tying and exclusive dealing action brought by another competitor. On the plaintiff side, the firm is representing Target Corp and ViewSonic in price-fixing litigation against multiple manufacturers of CRTs. The firm also has an active merger control practice; recent work includes acting as lead counsel to Humana in the DOJ lawsuit connected with the client’s proposed $37bn merger with Aetna. Olivier Antoine, Shawn Johnson and Chahira Solh are among a number of highly regarded individuals in the team, which is spread across offices in Washington DC, New York, Orange County, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes
General commercial disputes - ranked: tier 5

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP’s repertoire includes patent infringement, antitrust, tortious interference and trade secrets litigation. The healthcare industry is a focus area; other major clients are drawn from the retail, education and hospitality sectors. In San Francisco, Gregory Call successfully represented the Regents of the University of California and professor Michael Jung in complex litigation concerning licensing for a prostate cancer drug. Key contacts on the East Coast include Jack Thomas in New York and Tracy Roman in Washington DC.

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International trade
International trade - ranked: tier 3

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP provides strategic international trade advice to domestic and international clients from a diverse array of industries, including financial services, retail and firearms. Splitting his time between the firm’s Washington DC and Brussels offices, team head Jeffrey Snyder advises clients on import and export laws, and excels at assisting multinationals with the impact of US extraterritorial regulations, including OFAC sanctions. The team has secured numerous victories against the Customs and Border Protection and other governmental agencies, including successfully representing Meridian Products before the Court of International Trade (CIT) in arguing that the DOC had incorrectly included its products within the scope of the anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on aluminum extrusions from China. Other recommended partners include John Brew and Alexander Schaefer.

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United States: Government

Government contracts
Government contracts - ranked: tier 1

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP caters to a roster of aerospace and defense industry clients, including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and United Technologies. Increasingly active in the technology sector, the group represented AT&T Government Solutions in protesting the Air Force’s award of a computer network and cyberspace warfare operations contract to MacAulay-Brown due to an organizational conflict of interest through the unequal access to information. On the transactional side, it advised Hewlett-Packard on government contract matters pertaining to its split into two companies. Resolving a long-running FCA case for Moving Water Industries, the team obtained a jury verdict reversal and the full offset of damages sought by the intervening government in relation to the alleged submission of false documents to the Export-Import Bank. The practice co-heads are Angela Styles and Daniel Forman, and also recommended are Peter Eyre and Lorraine Campos. David Bodenheimer and Thomas Humphrey are particularly active in bid protests, while Terry Albertson stands out for cost and pricing expertise. Adelicia Cliffe joined the partnership in January 2017. The group broke the 60-lawyer mark with the addition of investigations and suspension and debarment expert David Robbins from Shulman Rogers in February 2016 and Robert Burton, who combines public procurement and public policy expertise, from Venable LLP in April 2016.

Leading lawyers

Daniel Forman - Crowell & Moring LLP

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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 is strong in direct coverage and reinsurance litigation, with expertise in asbestos claims, environmental pollution cases, bad faith litigation and catastrophe coverage mandates. The firm is also carving out a niche in the intersection between cybersecurity and insurance, with several lawyers having experience in handling data security breach litigation and cyber liability cases. The practice has a range of big-ticket clients, with names including Beazley and ACE. In a huge coup for the firm, the team welcomed heavyweight litigator Laura Foggan to the DC office from Wiley Rein LLP, who brings expertise in toxic tort and construction litigation. The team is led by Washington DC-based Paul Kalish and William O’Neill, and New York’s Harry Cohen is also highly regarded.

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