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Crowell & Moring Attorney Honored by the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation

Tim Means Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Scholarship

Washington, D.C. – May 23, 2002: Crowell & Moring is pleased to announce that Thomas "Tim" Means, a partner in the firm's Natural Resources & Environmental practice, was recently honored by the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) for "outstanding contributions to legal scholarship." The 2002 President's Award for Outstanding Legal Scholarship was based on Tim's prolific contribution of ten law review quality articles published over the years in the annual proceedings of the Foundation's Annual Institutes, beginning at the First Annual Institute in 1979 and continuing on to the current, 23d Annual, Institute. Tim's articles have proven to be models of writing excellence and cutting edge legal analysis.

Tim is a specialist in judicial review of agency action and appellate advocacy, focusing primarily on issues involving federal regulation of the mining industry. Tim is a past president of the EMLF and currently serves on its Scholarship & Grants Committee and is a member of the Advisory Board of Editors for the Annual Institute Proceedings.

The EMLF is a non-profit educational organization providing information on legal issues related to the energy and minerals industry through workshops, specialty programs, publications and electronic information. The Foundation is comprised of legal professionals who deal regularly with energy and minerals issues ­ university professors and counsel who represent energy producers, mineral extractors, private citizens and landowners.

Crowell & Moring LLP is a full service law firm with over 270 experienced attorneys dedicated to providing the highest caliber of legal services and committed to solving legal problems and providing business solutions in the most effective and cost efficient way. The firm has its principal office in Washington, D.C., but also maintains offices in Irvine, California, London and Brussels. Crowell & Moring LLP has an extensive general and subject-specific litigation practice, with attorneys from several practice areas often combining their knowledge and experience to meet client needs. Many of the firm's attorneys have served in federal agencies or on Capitol Hill and customarily combine their litigation, legislative and regulatory policy skills to address issues of national and international importance.


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