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Chambers USA Ranks 18 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and Nine Practice Areas as Among Best in Class

Government Contracts, International Trade, and Aviation Practices Receive High Marks from Clients and Industry

Washington, D.C. – June 2, 2006: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that 18 of its U.S.-based attorneys have been named to the 2006 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide. The prestigious rankings are driven by independent interviews of clients and members of the legal community at outside law firms.

Among the selected practice areas were Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group, currently representing AT&T as lead antitrust counsel in the company's acquisition of BellSouth, and the firm’s Government Contracts and Aviation Group’s, both ranked first in the nation.

In the nationwide category for best practices and attorneys, Chambers USA listed the following rankings:

Government Contracts (Rank 1)

Partner Terry Albertson (Rank – 2)
Partner Thomas P. Humphrey (Rank – 4)
Partner W. Stanfield Johnson (Rank - (S) Senior Statesman)
Partner Kent R. Morrison (Rank 4)

International Trade: Export Controls and Economic Sanctions (Rank 5)

Partner Jeffrey L. Snyder (Rank 1)

Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory & Litigation (Rank 1)

Partner R. Bruce Keiner, Jr (Rank 1)
Partner Lorraine B. Halloway (Rank 3)

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

Antitrust (Rank 5)

Partner Wm. Randolph Smith (Rank 4)


Partner Mark Plevin (Rank 3)

Energy: Electricity (Rank 4)

Partner Dana Contratto (Rank 4)

Energy: Oil & Gas (Rank 5)

Partner Jennifer N. Waters (Rank 4)

Environment (Rank 4)

Partner Ridgway M. Hall Jr. (Rank 4)

Healthcare (Rank 3)

Partner John T. Brennan Jr (Rank 1)
Partner Arthur N. Lerner (Rank 2)

Insurance: Insurer Firms (Rank 2)

Partner Clifton S. Elgarten (Rank 4)
Partner Clifford B. Hendler (Rank 3)
Partner Paul W. Kalish (Rank 2)
Partner Mark Plevin (Rank 4)

Tax Litigation

Partner Harold J. Heltzer (Rank 3)

Chambers' staff of full-time researchers conduct in-depth interviews with attorneys and clients and make selections based on satisfaction, professional ability and reputation. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003. Based in London, Chambers and Partners began as general book publishers in 1969. Chambers USA can be accessed online at

Crowell & Moring LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys practicing in litigation, antitrust, government contracts, corporate, intellectual property and more than 40 other practice areas. More than two-thirds of the firm's attorneys regularly litigate disputes on behalf of domestic and international corporations, start-up businesses, and individuals. Crowell & Moring's extensive client work ranges from advising on one of the world's largest telecommunications mergers to representing governments and corporations on international arbitration matters. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm also has offices in Brussels, California and London.

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