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 Brussels, Doha, London, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. And we've created some impressive milestones along the way.

History - 2009


For the first time, Crowell & Moring is recognized on The American Lawyer’s AmLaw 100 list as among the top 100 U.S. law firms based on revenue.

The firm opens a San Francisco office: In October, the firm establishes an office there with 28 lawyers from the litigation powerhouse of Folger Levin & Kahn LLP.

Managing Partner Ellen Dwyer and Crowell & Moring are honored by Legal Momentum for the “Champion for Diversity in Law Award.”

The firm receives the Financial Times “Innovative Lawyers Award” for its pioneering use of alternative fee arrangements.