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Chambers USA 2019 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 21 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.

Washington – April 29, 2019: Crowell & Moring is pleased to announce that it has secured 61 rankings for 53 individual lawyers in the Chambers USA 2019 guide. Twenty-one 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 the Health Care (New York) category. In addition, seven lawyers have jumped into the rankings: David Chung, partner in the firm’s Environment & Natural Resources Group in Washington, D.C.; Adelicia Cliffe, partner in the firm’s Government Contracts Group in Washington, D.C.; Kelly Currie, partner in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group in New York; Frances Hadfield, counsel in the firm’s International Trade Group in New York; and Brian McGovern and Paul Mourning, partners in the firm’s Health Care Group in New York.

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

Advertising: Litigation

  • Partner Christopher A. Cole – Band 3

Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory


Climate Change (Band 2)

Energy: Electricity: Regulatory & Litigation (Band 4)

Environment (Band 3) 

Government: Government Contracts (Band 1)

Government: Government Contracts: Bid Protests

  • Partner Daniel R. Forman – Spotlight Table
  • 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 2)

  • Partner John B. Brew – Band 1
  • Counsel Frances Hadfield – Recognized Practitioner

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

Litigation: E-Discovery

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 Statespeople
  • Partner Kevin B. Kroeker – Band 2

Insurance: Insurer

  • Partner Mark D. Plevin – Band 2

Litigation: General Commercial (Band 5)

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

Antitrust (Band 4)

Antitrust: Litigation Specialists


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

Environment (Band 2)

  • Partner David Chung – Up & Coming
  • Partner Thomas A. Lorenzen – Band 4
  • Partner Kirsten L. Nathanson – Band 5
  • Partner Richard E. Schwartz – Band 4

Healthcare (Band 3)

Insurance: Insurer (Band 2)

  • Partner Laura Foggan – Band 1
  • Partner Clifford B. Hendler – Band 2

Intellectual Property: Litigation

Litigation: General Commercial

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

Tax (Recognized Practitioner)

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


Health Care (Band 3)

  • Partner Brian McGovern – Band 2
  • Partner Paul Mourning – Band 2

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 2019 guide can be accessed online here.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with nearly 550 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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