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Crowell & Moring Awarded The Deal’s 'Most Innovative Deal of the Year' and the Association for Corporate Growth and the M&A Advisor’s 'Deal of the Year'

Firm honored for role in world’s largest blockchain investment to date

Washington – June 27, 2018: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two industry awards for its role in handling the world’s largest blockchain investment to date: The Deal’s “Most Innovative Deal of the Year” and the Association for Corporate Growth and the M&A Advisor’s “Deal of the Year” in the financial services category. The firm was selected for shepherding a landmark FinTech deal last year in which more than 40 global banks, among others, invested $107 million in R3, a recently formed blockchain/distributed ledger technology (DLT) company.

The Deal’s “Most Innovative Deal of the Year” award honors the deal that most significantly transformed a company or industry, not predicated on size of transaction or particular sector. To see the full list of winners of the 2018 Deal Awards, click here.

ACG New York, the largest association of middle-market deal-making professionals in New York, and the M&A Advisor, a leadership organization of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals, recognized Crowell & Moring in its New York Champion’s Awards, which honors individual dealmakers and transactions, as well as the leading middle-market firms that are driving growth within the greater New York metropolitan area. To see the full list of winners, click here.

The Crowell & Moring’s deal team was led by partner Mitchell L. Rabinowitz and included fellow partners Paul J. Pollock, Jennifer A. Ray, and Sean-Paul Brankin; senior counsel Scott A. Lessne and Masha Smith; counsel Jenny E. Cieplak; and associates Jennifer Rodriguez and Simon Leefatt.

Click here to read Crowell & Moring’s case study about the R3 financing deal.

Click here to learn more about Crowell & Moring’s Blockchain/DLT Practice.

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Crowell & Moring’s Corporate Group is an interdisciplinary team of corporate and regulatory lawyers that offers a full-service corporate practice with an emphasis on M&A, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, corporate securities and finance and complex outsourcing, IP and commercial arrangements. The group works with large international and domestic public companies, mid-sized and emerging businesses, privately held firms, private equity sponsors and hedge funds, investment firms, and high net-worth individuals across a wide range of industries. It is adept at operating in industries such as financial services, healthcare, defense and other government contracts, manufacturing, automotive, retail/consumer goods, energy, life sciences, and high tech.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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