Our Thanks As Crowell & Moring Turns 40


This is a special year for Crowell & Moring as we mark our firm’s 40th anniversary. We wish to thank you, our clients and friends, for choosing to partner with us over the years as you have grown your businesses and advanced your organizations’ missions. We are honored that you have turned to us for help in solving your most complex legal and business challenges and have inspired us to innovate services that promote the interests of both our clients and our communities.


In 1979, we started with 53 lawyers who wanted to create a different kind of law firm—one that is entrepreneurial, collaborative, and innovative. Today, we are a firm of approximately 550 lawyers, across seven offices, which the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers report deemed one of the “top ten firms for legal expertise.”


We have had the privilege of representing many of you for years—growing alongside you. Nearly 50 of the clients that were with us in 1979 are still with us today, and many of them are on the Fortune 500.


We credit these enduring relationships to what our founder, Eldon “Took” Crowell, called the “power and soul” of Crowell & Moring. The power comes from our steadfast commitment to achieving excellence in all that we do, and our abiding belief in acting boldly. The soul is kindled by the cooperation, friendships, humility, and humor that have defined our culture. These core attributes have helped us forge deep and meaningful connections—with our clients, with one another, and with our communities.


Giving back to our communities is something that both you and we value in a special way.  For that reason, as we celebrate our anniversary this week, our lawyers and professional staff will step beyond our offices, as we often do, to serve directly those in need in our local communities. In honor of the opportunities you have afforded us through the years, we will share our time and efforts through service at the following community organizations:


  • Washington, D.C. – Boys & Girls Club, Capital Area Food Bank,
    National Park Service clean-up, Greater D.C. Diaper Bank, and more
  • New York – The Bronx Is Blooming
  • Los Angeles – L.A. Regional Food Bank
  • San Francisco – HandsOn Bay Area
  • Orange County – O.C. Rescue Mission and Second Harvest Food Bank
  • London – TimeBank
  • Brussels - Les Cailloux

We thank you for choosing us over the years, and being part of the “power and soul” that has defined us for four decades. With great optimism for our shared future, we look forward to continuing to work with you for decades to come. 


Philip T.  Inglima

Chair, Management Board
Crowell & Moring LLP