Firm Profile > Crowell & Moring LLP > Washington DC, United States

Crowell & Moring LLP
WASHINGTON DC 20004-2595
United States

Government contracts Tier 1

Crowell & Moring LLP handles the full range of government contracting work, from contractual counseling and transactional work to bid protest litigation and investigations in the IT, healthcare, aerospace and defense industries. The firm has been active in helping clients navigate the challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, advising on issues surrounding the Paycheck Protection Program, the CARES Act, and the Defense Production Act. The government contracts department is jointly led by Peter Eyre, whose experience includes suspension and debarment proceedings, internal investigations and M&A involving government contractors, and Daniel Forman, who specializes in bid protests. Stephen McBrady is a strong performer in government-facing litigation, which is also a core area of focus for Amy O’Sullivan. Nicole Owren-Wiest is the name to note for cost accounting matters. All practitioners are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Peter Eyre; Daniel Forman

Other key lawyers:

Stephen McBrady; Amy O’Sullivan; Nicole Owren-Wiest; Robert Sneckenberg;


‘The team are true partners to their clients. They take the time to understand their clients’ needs, personalities, challenges and opportunities, and provide the legal acumen and skills to help clients achieve their goals. Their commitment to their own attorney’s growth and development makes an enormous difference – it provides much better client service when there isn’t significant attorney turnover, and time is spent to integrate lateral partners into the practice. They are our go-to firm.’

‘Peter Eyre shows true partnership, broad knowledge across the practice and industry, transparent senior leadership for the entire practice. Amy O’Sullivan is a brilliant strategist and writer. Visible integrity and advocacy at all times.’

Key clients

Raytheon Technologies Corporation

Amazon Web Services

DXC Technology Co.

Madison Dearborn Partners

CoVant Management

Accenture Federal Services

AT&T Corporation

BAE Systems


Perspecta Enterprise Solutions

General Motors

TRAX International

Cardinal Health

McKinsey & Company

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting

NIKA Technologies

Advertising and marketing: litigation Tier 2

Crowell & Moring LLP has recognized expertise in regulatory matters, regularly appearing before both state and federal regulators, most notably before the NAD. Of recent note, the team’s caseload has included FTC consumer protection investigations in the retail and telecoms sector. Based in Washington DC, David Ervin leads the team and advises on media and entertainment sponsorships and content clearance agreements, in addition to handling agency disputes. Holly Melton and Christopher Cole have strong reputations in litigation, but also provide clients with general regulatory counseling.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Cole; David Ervin; Holly Melton

Key clients

AT&T Services, Inc.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation


Molson Coors




Pret a Manger (USA) Limited


Walt Disney

Merger control Tier 2

Crowell & Moring LLP is regularly involved in high-profile merger clearance proceedings, acting on behalf of major clients including United Airlines, AT&T, and General Mills in DOJ and FTC investigations and challenges. The firm's standout representation in 2020 was that of United Technologies, acting as antitrust counsel in its $135m merger with Raytheon, with practice co-head Shawn Johnson playing a leading role in securing DOJ clearance for the deal. The highly regarded Megan Wolf was also involved in the United Technologies matter, and was promoted to partner in early 2021 in recognition of her strong contribution to the antitrust team. Former FTC attorney Alexis Gilman is another key name, specializing in domestic and international merger clearances, particularly in the healthcare sector. Litigator Stefan Meisner joined from McDermott Will & Emery LLP in October 2020, bolstering the firm's capabilities in merger defense trials. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Shawn Johnson

Other key lawyers:

Megan Wolf; Stefan Weisner; Alexis Gilman

Key clients

Raytheon Technologies Corporation

AT&T Inc.

Humana Inc.



The Chemours Company

United Airlines

General Mills, Inc.

JAB Holding Company

Novant Health

Summa Health

Dorel Industries

Advertising and marketing: transactional and regulatory Tier 3

Crowell & Moring LLP is perhaps best known in this space for its civil and commercial litigation work, though the team also represents clients involved in FTC investigations and other regulatory challenges. Washington DC based David Ervin leads the team and alongside regulatory work has advised on agreements media and entertainment sponsorships and content clearance. Holly Melton and Christopher Cole are mostly known as litigators, but also regularly provide general counseling advice aimed at preventing litigation.

Practice head(s):

David Ervin

Other key lawyers:

Holly Melton; Christopher Cole

Cartel Tier 4

Jointly led by Shawn Johnson and Jason Murray from Washington DC and Los Angeles, respectively, Crowell & Moring LLP represents a host of companies and senior executives in civil and criminal government investigations. The team has particular expertise in DOJ cartel investigations in the technology and healthcare industries. Daniel Zelenko has excelled in a variety of high-profile cartel investigations, including generic pharmaceuticals, broiler chickens, auto parts, canned tuna, LIBOR and foreign exchange trading investigations. Promoted to partner in early 2021, Megan Wolf is another practitioner who provides key support in such matters. Stefan Meisner joined the group from McDermott Will & Emery LLP in October 2020, while John Gibson departed in June 2020 for DLA Piper LLP (US).

Practice head(s):

Shawn Johnson; Jason Murray

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Zelenko; Stefan Meisner; Megan Wolf; Juan Arteaga

Key clients

NGK Insulators Ltd

Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 4

Crowell & Moring LLP is well equipped to handle big-ticket antitrust cases for large corporates, including Fortune 500 companies. Los Angeles-based Practice co-head Jason Murray is regularly involved in bet-the-company cases for healthcare, technology, retail and telecoms companies. Working from the Washington DC office are practice co-chair Shawn Johnson and Kent Gardiner, who focuses on cartel and monopolization cases. Having been promoted to partner in January 2021, Jordan Ludwig is one other key practitioner within the group. Stefan Meisner joined the team from McDermott Will & Emery LLP in October 2020, and John Gibson left for DLA Piper LLP (US) in July 2020.

Practice head(s):

Jason Murray; Shawn Johnson

Other key lawyers:

Kent Gardiner; Jordan Ludwig

Key clients

AT&T Inc.

KOA Corporation and KOA Speer Electronics

Marriott International

United Airlines

CSX Corporation

Cardinal Health

The Los Angeles Harbor Department

Turner Construction

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and trans-actional matters. It is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. With approximately 550 lawyers based in the US and internationally, it helps international corporations and emerging enterprises navigate complex legal challenges and create business solutions across the globe.

Litigation and trial: Litigation is a core strength of the firm and its deepest practice. Fully two thirds of lawyers prosecute and defend cases, handling billion-dollar civil trials, criminal trials, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations in the United States and in global forums on matters spanning all practice and industry competencies.

Regulatory and policy: The firm has deep experience working with agencies across the US Executive Branch and government agencies within the EU. It is home to more than 100 former government officials who have held pivotal positions in the US and international agencies. Lawyers and consultants have experience drafting, negotiating, and implementing critical regulations that impact business across industries.

Transactions and corporate: The firm offers a full-service corporate practice with an emphasis on M&A, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, corporate securities and finance and complex outsourcing, IP and commercial arrangements in industries such as healthcare, defense, financial services, retail/consumer goods, energy, life sciences and high tech.

Investigations: The firm conducts investigations on behalf of businesses, boards, and individuals, for internal purposes and in enforcement actions. It has represented clients in matters spanning more than 80 countries and six continents from internal investigations to congressional probes, compliance counseling, and monitorships from FCPA to financial fraud, to whistleblower complaints.

Department Name Email Telephone
Advertising & Media Christopher Cole
Advertising & Media David Ervin
Antitrust Shawn Johnson
Antitrust Jason Murray
Aviation Eileen Gleimer
Corporate Bryan Brewer
Corporate Jeffrey Selman
Energy Larry Eisenstat
Environment and Natural Resources Elliott Laws
Environment and Natural Resources Kirsten Nathanson
Government Affairs Jim Flood
Government Contracts Daniel Forman
Government Contracts Peter Eyre
Health Care Christopher Flynn
Health Care Kevin Kroeker
Insurance/Reinsurance Laura Foggan
Intellectual Property Jeffrey Sanok
International Trade John Brew
International Trade Nicole Simonian
Labor & Employment Kris Meade
Litigation Mark Klapow
Litigation Jennifer Romano
International Litigation & Arbitration Ian Laird
Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Scott Winkelman
Privacy & Cybersecurity Jeffrey Poston
Privacy & Cybersecurity Evan Wolff
Tax David Blair
White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement Dan Zelenko
Number of Partners : 203
Number of Other Fee-Earners : 337
Total Staff : 997
Chair : Philip T Inglima
Other Offices : Brussels
Other Offices : London