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Chambers USA Ranks 42 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 14 Practice Areas as Among Best In Class

Washington, D.C. - June 11, 2010: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that 42 of its leading U.S.-based attorneys have been named to the 2010 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, eight were ranked among the best in the District of Columbia, and two ranked among the best in California.

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

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

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

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: Bid Protests

  • Partner Thomas P Humphrey (Rank I - Spotlight Table)

Government: Government Contracts: Costs Disputes

  • Partner Terry Albertson (Rank I - Spotlight Table)

Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation

  • Partner John T. Brennan Jr. (Rank 1)

International Arbitration (Rank 3)

  • Partner Arif Hyder Ali (Rank 2)
  • Partner Henry Guy Burnett (Rank 5)
  • Partner Baiju S. Vasani (Rank (U) - Up and Coming)

International Trade (Rank 4)

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

  • Partner Jeffrey L. Snyder (Rank 1)

Litigation: E-Discovery

  • Partner Jeane A. Thomas (Rank 2)

Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory (Rank 1)

  • Partner Lorraine B. Halloway (Rank 1)
  • Partner R. Bruce Keiner, Jr (Rank (S) - Senior Statesman)

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

Construction (Rank 3)

Litigation: White Collar & Government Investigations (Rank 2)

  • Partner Janet Levine (Rank 1)
  • 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)

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 Bryan Brewer (Rank 4)
  • Partner Mitchell L. Rabinowitz (Rank 3)
  • Partner James R. Stuart III (Rank 4)

Environment (Rank 2)

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

Healthcare (Rank 2)

  • Partner John T. Brennan Jr. (Rank 1)
  • Partner Arthur N. Lerner (Rank 2)
  • Partner Christine Rinn (Rank 3)

Insurance: Insurer (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 Mark Supko (Rank 4)

Litigation (Rank 4)

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

  • Partner Philip T. Inglima (Rank 3)


  • Partner Harold J. Heltzer (Rank 4)
  • Partner Alex E. Sadler (Rank (U) - Up and Coming)

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)

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 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, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.

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