Crowell & Moring LLP > San Francisco, United States > Firm Profile
Crowell & Moring LLP Offices
275 BATTERY STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111
Crowell & Moring LLP > The Legal 500 RankingsCrowell & Moring LLP continues to maintain one of the deepest benches in the country, covering the full range of public procurement priorities for clients, with accomplished litigators, counsellors, or strategic partners in False Claims Act investigations, M&A and transactions, bid protest litigation, or costs related matters. The team represents relevant clients across a number of industries including the defense, aerospace, healthcare, and IT industries, from Fortune 500 clients to mid and small sized businesses. The practice is led by the trio of Peter Eyre, Daniel Forman, and Stephen McBrady. Eyre specializes in suspension and debasement proceedings, as well as complex international investigations and M&A. Forman is a bid protests expert, and McBrady is viewed as a go-to litigator in the team. Nicole Owren-Wiest leads the government contract cost accounting practice, maintaining both and advisory and a litigation practice. All practitioners are based in Washington DC.
Peter Eyre; Stephen McBrady; Daniel Forman
Other key lawyers:
‘They are incredibly client-focused. They take the time to understand our business, what is important to us and what our overall goals are. Our leadership know them, trust them and know that they are a valued partner to us.’
‘At this point, Peter Eyre can basically read my mind – as soon as I give him a fact pattern, he seems to know what my concerns are, what I might not be thinking about but should etc. He is a true partner to our team and I’d recommend him to anyone.’
‘Steve McBrady is a great stategist and takes direction very well. Our leadership really likes him, as he brings right touch of humor to even the most serious issues.’
‘The Government Contracts practice has a deep bench of subject matter experts who collaborate cross-company and with senior leaders seamlessly for the best outcomes. Their services are reliable and dependable.’
‘We can trust the high quality work product and legal advice to navigate the complex scope of issues that we’re facing.’
Accenture Federal Services LLC
Associated General Contractors of America
Health Net Inc.
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Madison Dearborn Partners
McKinsey & Company
Pacific Architects & Engineers LLC
Spectrum Healthcare Resources
- Representing Amazon Web Services in a high-profile, high-stakes bid protest at the Court of Federal Claims involving DoD’s JEDI Cloud Procurement.
- Assisted the State of Colorado in obtaining a Federal Circuit ruling (3-0) upholding the Court of Federal Claims’ decision.
- Assisted Lockheed Martin in obtaining partial summary judgment in $143 million dispute with the Air Force.
Antitrust > Merger control Tier 2Crowell & Moring LLP stands out for its regulatory knowledge and experience with NAD cases, combined with expertise in transactions, litigation and government policies. The Washington DC-based team has defended a significant number of class actions, including the defense of Molson Coors in connection to a dispute regarding the labeling of a new product; the case was led by Christopher Cole, who shares the leadership of the department with David Ervin and Holly Melton, who is based in New York. Ervin focuses on representing clients in their agency, content and media relationships; Melton is an expert of false advertising litigation matters and consumer class actions. Lauren Aronson, who specializes in claim substantiation and FTC regulation compliance, is noted.
Christopher Cole; David Ervin; Holly Melton
Other key lawyers:
AT&T Services, Inc.
Pret a Manger (USA) Limited
- Represented Marriott International in a five-day trial with TravelPass Group.
- Represented a national broadcasting association and its broadcasters in proceedings to recovery copyright royalties paid by cable operators.
- Represented Molson Coors in companion class action cases asserting that Molson Coors unlawfully and misleadingly advertised VIZZY hard seltzer to contain antioxidant Vitamin C from acerola cherry juice.
Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) Tier 3Strengthened by its June 2021 merger with intellectual property boutique Brinks Gilson & Lione, the team at Crowell & Moring LLP has a collective team of over 100 lawyers, advising major clients in the retail, education, food and tech sectors on the development and protection of their global trademark portfolios. The group is led in Chicago by veteran trademark attorney Andrew J. Avsec and Howard Michael, who specializes in the implementation of trademark enforcement programs. Experienced trademark litigator Jeffery Handelman is another key team member, along with Virginia Wolk Marino, who provides counsel on strategic filing to clients in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences areas. All lawyers mentioned work in Chicago.
‘Excellent responsiveness and advice; very client-friendly – we trust them with our most complex cases.’
‘We work with Andrew Avsec mainly. And his great team. Andrew is an exceptionally talented young partner.’
‘Crowell & Moring’s intellectual property team offers a comprehensive and quality service.’
‘Mr. Andrew Avsec, Mr. Howard Michael, Ms. Emily Kappers and Ms. Fan Cheng – they are all very responsive and provide quality services with reasonable fees.’
‘Andrew Avsec and Emily Kappers are both very client-oriented, spend a lot of time getting to know nuances of the business and give very practical timely advice.’
Other key lawyers:
Otis Worldwide Corporation
- Represented Newell Brands in a challenge against SharkNinja regarding claims associated with its NeverStick line of cookware.
- Advising a national restaurant chain regarding its gift card and rewards programs.
- Represented several consumer products companies in National Advertising Division challenges.
Antitrust > Cartel Tier 4
Crowell & Moring LLP > Firm Profile
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.
|Advertising & Media||Christopher Cole|
|Advertising & Media||David Ervin|
|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|
|Intellectual Property||Jeffrey Sanok|
|International Trade||John Brew|
|International Trade||Nicole Simonian|
|Labor & Employment||Kris Meade|
|International Litigation & Arbitration||Ian Laird|
|Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation||Scott Winkelman|
|Privacy & Cybersecurity||Jeffrey Poston|
|Privacy & Cybersecurity||Evan Wolff|
|White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement||Dan Zelenko|
Staff FiguresNumber of Partners : 203 Number of Other Fee-Earners : 337 Total Staff : 997
OtherChair : Philip T Inglima Other Offices : Brussels Other Offices : London
- Government > Government contracts
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Antitrust > Merger control
- Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: litigation
- Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
- Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: transactional and regulatory