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Chambers USA 2018 Ranks 52 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 24 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.

Washington – May 9, 2018: Crowell & Moring is pleased to announce that it has secured 60 rankings for 52 individual lawyers in the Chambers USA 2018 guide. Twenty-four practice areas were also ranked in the guide. The regional and national rankings are driven by independent interviews of clients and members of the legal community.

The firm is newly recognized in two practice categories: Product Liability & Mass Torts (Nationwide) and Tax (DC). In addition, seven lawyers have jumped into the rankings: two members of the firm’s Government Contracts Group – partners John McCarthy and Amy Laderberg O’Sullivan – as well as Tax Group chair David B. Blair, Corporate Group chair Bryan Brewer, Health Care Group co-chair Christopher Flynn, Antitrust Group co-chair Jason Murray, and partner Dwight Mersereau (tax).

In the Nationwide category for best practices and lawyers, Chambers USA listed the following rankings:

Advertising: Litigation

  • Partner Christopher A. Cole – Band 3


Climate Change (Band 2)

Energy: Electricity: Regulatory & Litigation (Band 4)

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

  • Partner Jennifer N. Waters – Band 5

Environment (Band 3) 

Government: Government Contracts (Band 1)

  • Senior counsel Terry L. Albertson – Senior Statesmen
  • Partner David Z. Bodenheimer – Band 3
  • Partner Peter Eyre – Band 3
  • Partner Daniel R. Forman – Band 3
  • Senior counsel Thomas P. Humphrey – Senior Statesmen
  • Partner John E. McCarthy, Jr. – Recognized Practitioner
  • Partner Amy Laderberg O’Sullivan – Band 4
  • Partner Nicole Owren-Wiest – Band 3

Government: Government Contracts: Bid Protests

  • Senior counsel Thomas P. Humphrey – Spotlight Table

Government: Government Contracts: Cost Disputes

  • Senior counsel Terry L. Albertson – Spotlight Table

Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation (Band 4)

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Band 2)

International Trade: Customs (Band 3)

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (Band 4)

Litigation: E-Discovery

Privacy & Data Security (Recognized Practitioner) 

Product Liability & Mass Torts (Recognized Practitioner)

Tax: Controversy

  • Partner Harold J. Heltzer – Band 4

Transportation: Aviation: Finance

In the California category for best practices and lawyers, Chambers USA listed the following rankings:

Antitrust (Band 4)

Healthcare (Band 4)

  • Partner William A. Helvestine – Senior Statesmen
  • Partner Kevin B. Kroeker – Band 2

Insurance: Insurer

  • Partner Mark D. Plevin – Band 2

Litigation: General Commercial (Band 5)

  • Partner Gregory D. Call – Band 5
  • Senior counsel Douglas W. Sullivan – Band 5

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 3)

In the District of Columbia category for best practices and lawyers, Chambers USA listed the following rankings:

Antitrust (Band 4)


Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Band 3)

Environment (Band 2)

  • Partner Thomas A. Lorenzen – Band 5
  • Partner Kirsten L. Nathanson – Band 5
  • Partner Richard E. Schwartz – Band 3

Healthcare (Band 2)

  • Partner Troy A. Barsky – Up & Coming
  • Partner John T. Brennan Jr. – Band 1
  • Partner Christopher Flynn – Band 3

Insurance: Insurer (Band 1)

  • Partner Laura Foggan – Band 2
  • Partner Clifford B. Hendler – Band 2

Intellectual Property: Litigation (Band 4)

Litigation: General Commercial (Band 4)

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 3)

Tax (Recognized Practitioner)

  • Partner David B. Blair – Recognized Practitioner
  • Partner Harold J. Heltzer – Band 4
  • Partner Dwight N. Mersereau – Recognized Practitioner

In the New York category for best practices and lawyers, Chambers USA listed the following rankings:


Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Recognized Practitioner)

Chambers and Partners ranks lawyers and law firms around the world, covering 185 jurisdictions. Its researchers conduct in-depth interviews with lawyers and clients and makes selections based on satisfaction, professional ability, and reputation. The Chambers USA 2018 guide can be accessed online here.

No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Bars of, or any courts in, the jurisdictions in which the lawyers are admitted to practice.

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, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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