Background - About (History)


Crowell & Moring was founded in 1979 by 53 lawyers who left a large national firm to begin a different kind of law firm. Since then, we've grown to approximately 550 lawyers in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, London, and Brussels. And we've created some impressive milestones along the way.



The London and Orange County offices are established.


The firm receives the “D.C. Pro Bono Firm of the Year Award” for the second time in three years.


Rosemary Collyer becomes chair – the first woman to lead a major Washington, D.C. law firm. In 2003, she was named a U.S. District judge for the District of Columbia.


The Brussels office is established.