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.



Public service partner Susan Hoffman is chosen D.C. Bar president-elect.

Financial Times recognized Crowell & Moring as one of the “Top Ten Most Innovative Law Firms for Legal Expertise” and one of the “Most Innovative Law Firms for Business of Law.”

Crowell & Moring is recognized as a top international law firm for its legal work in Latin America by Latinvex.

Crowell & Moring launched a New York Health Care Practice with the arrival of nine highly regarded lawyers.

The firm is awarded the 2018 Exceptional Service Award from the ABA’s Death Penalty Representation Project. 

Crowell & Moring is ranked by Law360 as one of the top five “Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys.”

The firm launched a Digital Transformation Practice to help corporations and entrepreneurs bring new innovations to market and their operations.

The firm ranked #28 on The American Lawyer’s 2018 “Pro Bono Scorecard.”