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.



Crowell & Moring turns 40.

Four international trade and global employment lawyers join the firm and broaden its ability to help multinational clients navigate global expansion and regulatory compliance in China and the Asia Pacific. Crowell & Moring International launches an office in Shanghai with seven trade, transactions, and tax professionals to support global businesses facing cross-border transactional, investigative, policy, and regulatory needs.

London office expands with the addition of five new partners, including new office head Robert Weekes.

Firm launches Procurement Collusion Strike Force Response Team to help clients navigate the antitrust enforcement environment in the government procurement, grant, and program funding arenas.