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Associate Tejpal S. Chawla Named One of the Top 30 Most Influential Asian Pacific Americans Under 30

Washington, D.C. – November 2, 2002: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that Tejpal Singh Chawla, an associate in the firm's Government Contracts and Litigation Practices, has been named one of the Top 30 Most Influential Asian Pacific American Under 30 by the online magazine

In the wake of Sept. 11, Tejpal has done a tremendous amount of work with law enforcement and the Sikh American community through the Sikh Mediawatch & Resource Taskforce (SMART) and other Asian Pacific American organizations to combat hate crimes, improper racial profiling and religious discrimination. As part of his work, Tejpal has also worked with various national coalitions and federal and state government officials to effectuate positive change for the Asian Pacific American community. In selecting him as one of its "Top 30, Under 30," recognized Tejpal's overall commitment to the community and his ability to effectuate change in the government. is considered the nation's most popular online magazine for Asian Pacific American politics.

Mr. Chawla has also worked on complex commercial litigation arising in federal and state courts, and has particular expertise in the areas of telecommunications and international litigation. Mr. Chawla has litigated cases involving the False Claims Act and the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act, and participated in bid protests before the General Accounting Office.

Crowell & Moring LLP is a full service law firm with over 270 experienced attorneys dedicated to providing the highest caliber of legal services and committed to solving legal problems and providing business solutions in the most effective and cost efficient way. The firm has its principal office in Washington, D.C. but also maintains offices in Irvine, California, London and Brussels. Crowell & Moring LLP has an extensive general and subject-specific litigation practice, with attorneys from several practice areas often combining their knowledge and experience to meet client needs. Many of the firm's attorneys have served in federal agencies or on Capitol Hill and customarily combine their litigation, legislative and regulatory policy skills to address issues of national and international importance.


An Pham
Manager, Media PR & Communications
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