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Chambers USA Ranks 39 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 12 Practice Areas As Among Best In Class

Washington, D.C. - June 12, 2009: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that 39 of its leading U.S.-based attorneys have been named to the 2009 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.

Four Crowell & Moring practice areas were ranked among the best in the nation, seven were ranked among the best in the District of Columbia, and one was ranked among the best in California.

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

Government: Government Contracts (Rank 1)

  • Partner Terry Albertson (Rank 1)
  • Partner Thomas P. Humphrey (Rank 2)
  • Partner W. Stanfield Johnson (Rank (S) - Senior Statesman)
  • Partner Kent R. Morrison (Rank 3)
  • Partner Angela B. Styles (Rank 4)

Government: Government Contracts: Costs Disputes

  • Terry L. Albertson (Rank 1)

Government: Government Relations

  • Partner Florence W. Prioleau (Rank 3)

International Arbitration (Rank 3)

  • Partner Arif H Ali (Rank 3)

International Trade (Rank 4)

  • Partner Jeffrey L. Snyder (Rank 1)

Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory (Rank 1)

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

In the California category for best practices and attorneys, Chambers USA listed the following ranking:

Litigation: Specialist Firms in White Collar & Government Investigations (Rank 1)

  • Partner Janet Levine (Rank 1)
  • Partner Michael J. Lightfoot (Rank 3)
  • Partner John Vandevelde (Rank 1)

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

Antitrust (Rank 4)

  • Partner Kent A. Gardiner (Rank 4)
  • Partner Robert A. Lipstein (Rank 5)
  • Partner Wm. Randolph Smith (Rank 2)
  • Partner Jeane A. Thomas (Rank 5)

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Rank 2)

  • Partner Mark Plevin (Rank 2)
  • Counsel Leslie A. Davis (Rank (U) – Up and Coming)

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

  • Partner Mitchell L. Rabinowitz (Rank 4)
  • Partner James R. Stuart III (Rank 4)

Energy: Oil & Gas

  • Partner Dana Contratto (Rank 5)
  • Partner Jennifer N. Waters (Rank 5)

Environment (Rank 2)

  • Partner Ridgway M. Hall Jr. (Rank 3)
  • Partner Richard E. Schwartz (Rank 4)
  • Partner Chet M. Thompson (Rank 5)

Healthcare (Rank 2)

  • Partner John T. Brennan Jr. (Rank 1)
  • Partner Arthur N. Lerner (Rank 2)
  • Partner Robert L. Roth (Rank 3)

Insurance: Insurer Firms (Rank 1)

  • Partner Clifford B. Hendler (Rank 2)
  • Partner Paul W. Kalish (Rank 2)
  • Partner Jonathan H. Pittman (Rank 4)
  • Partner Mark Plevin (Rank 2)

Intellectual Property (Rank 4)

  • Partner Jeffrey D. Sanok (Rank 4)

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

  • Philip T. Inglima (Rank 3)


  • Partner Harold J. Heltzer (Rank 4)

In the New York category for best practices and attorneys, Chambers USA listed the following ranking:

Insurance: Dispute Resolution

  • Partner Harry P. Cohen (Rank 3)

Litigation: General Commercial

  • Partner William J. McSherry Jr. (Rank 4)

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 an international law firm with more than 450 lawyers practicing in litigation, antitrust, government contracts, health care, corporate, intellectual property and a variety of 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 New York, London, Brussels, Los Angeles, and Orange County, CA.