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 - 2010


Firm chair Kent Gardiner is named one of Washington’s 10 law firm “Visionaries” by National Law Journal/Legal Times and “Most Innovative Managing Partner” by Law360.

Beloved founding partners Eldon “Took” Crowell and Frederick Moring pass within one year of each other.

Together with the University of the District of Columbia School of Law, the firm launches the Took Crowell Institute for At-Risk Youth.

BTI Litigation Report names Crowell & Moring among the most recommended firms for litigation.

The firm receives MCCA's Mid-Atlantic "Thomas L. Sager Award" for commitment to diversity.

The firm is named "Pro Bono Law Firm Of The Year" by the Tahirih Justice Center.