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Chambers USA Ranks Crowell & Moring Attorneys and Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.

Washington, D.C. – June 10, 2011: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that it has secured 47 attorney rankings in the 2011 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 peer firms.

Highlights include the ranking of 15 Crowell & Moring practice areas in categories spanning the litigation, regulatory, and transactional capabilities of the firm across six U.S. offices.  

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

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

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

Government: Government Contracts (Band 1)

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

Government: Government Contracts: Bid Protests

  • Partner Thomas P. Humphrey (Spotlight table)

Government: Government Contracts: Costs Disputes

  • Partner Terry Albertson (Spotlight table)

Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation

  • Partner John T. Brennan Jr (Band 1)

International Arbitration (Band 3)

  • Partner Arif Hyder Ali (Band 2)
  • Partner Baiju S. Vasani (Band 5)
  • Partner Henry Guy Burnett (Band 5)
  • Partner Samaa Haridi (Band U - Up & Coming)

International Trade (Band 4)

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

  • Partner Jeffrey L. Snyder (Band 1)

Litigation: E-Discovery

  • Partner Jeane A. Thomas (Band 2)

Tax: Controversy

  • Partner Harold J. Heltzer (Band 4)

Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory (Band 1)

  • Counsel Gerald F. Murphy (Band U - Up & Coming)
  • Partner Lorraine B. Halloway (Band 1)
  • Partner R. Bruce Keiner Jr (Band S - Senior Statesmen)

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

Construction (Band 3)

Construction: Mediators

  • Senior Partner Randall L Erickson (Band 3)


  • Partner William A Helvestine (Band 2)

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 2)

  • Partner Janet Levine (Band 1)
  • Partner John Vandevelde (Band 1)

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

Antitrust (Band 4)

  • Partner Christopher E. Ondeck (Band U – Up & Coming)
  • Partner Kent A. Gardiner (Band 4)
  • Partner Robert A. Lipstein (Band 5)
  • Partner Wm. Randolph Smith (Band 2)

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 2)

  • Partner Mark D. Plevin (Band 2)

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

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

Environment (Band 2)

  • Partner Chet M. Thompson (Band 4)
  • Senior Counsel David E. Menotti (Band 2)
  • Partner Richard E. Schwartz (Band 3)

Healthcare (Band 2)

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

Insurance: Insurer (Band 1)

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

Intellectual Property (Band 4)

  • Partner Mark Supko (Band 4)

Litigation (Band 4)

Litigation: General Commercial

  • Partner Kathleen Taylor Sooy (Band 3)

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

  • Partner Philip T. Inglima (Band 3)

Tax (Band 4)

  • Partner Alex E. Sadler (Band U)
  • Partner Harold J. Heltzer (Band 4)

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

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer

  • Partner Harry P Cohen (Band 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 nearly 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.


Christine Elfmann
Senior Communications Manager