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Crowell & Moring Elects Seven New Partners And Promotes 13 Attorneys To Counsel Positions

Washington, D.C. - January 5, 2009: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce it has elected seven attorneys to the firm's partnership effective January 1, 2009. The firm has also promoted 13 associates to the position of counsel. The new partners and counsel have been promoted from within the ranks of the firm's Washington, D.C., Orange County, CA., and New York offices.

"We extend a hearty congratulations to our new partners and counsel, whose remarkable service to our clients and commitment to their communities exemplifies our vision for the future of Crowell & Moring. We are proud of our home-grown talent, and we continue to strive to be known best for the extraordinary quality of our people," said Kent A. Gardiner, Crowell & Moring chairman.

The new partners are as follows:

  • Jennifer R. Devery is a member of the firm's Insurance/Reinsurance Group and a resident in the Washington, D.C. office. She concentrates her practice on litigating and arbitrating insurance and reinsurance disputes involving a broad spectrum of issues. With respect to reinsurance disputes, she has represented both cedents and reinsurers in matters involving allocation issues, non-products claims, contract interpretation, declaratory judgment expenses, agency issues, utmost good faith, and claims of misrepresentation and fraud. She also has extensive experience litigating complex insurance coverage matters over products liability, asbestos and environmental claims.
  • Richard B. Holbrook Jr. is a member of the firm's Corporate Group and a resident in the Washington, D.C. office. He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, corporate finance and transactions involving intellectual property and high technology. He also has extensive experience with a wide variety of commercial and corporate agreements, including joint venture agreements, supply agreements and trademark licenses and negotiated restructurings, and with respect to commodity futures law.
  • Brian M. Koide is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group and a resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Focusing on patent litigation, he has litigated patent infringement cases involving a wide range of technologies, including software, commercial graphics, consumer electronics, electronic commerce, on-line auctions, network security, digital-image processing, text messaging, speech compression, wireless communication systems, and consumer apparel. As a registered patent attorney with an engineering degree, he combines his patent, litigation, and technical expertise to effectively represent his clients.
  • Beth M. Kramer is a member of the firm's Torts Group and a resident in the Washington, D.C. office. She has litigated putative class and mass actions in courts across the country, and she is actively defending such actions in a range of industry sectors including chemical, rail, and defense technology. Her litigation and trial practice focuses primarily on environmental and toxic tort cases, and she also has extensive experience representing clients in complex matters ranging from insurance and commercial contract disputes to government investigations and civil fraud actions.
  • Jonathan M. Lindsay is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group and a resident in the Orange County office. He specializes in representing high-tech clients in a wide range of industries, including computer software and hardware, medical devices, wireless communications, and in the electrical and electromechanical arts. He has extensive experience in all facets of patent procurement and offers legal counsel in the context of technology-related business transactions, including negotiating and drafting an array of intellectual property related agreements. In addition to a robust transactional practice, he maintains an active patent litigation practice.
  • Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan is a member of the firm's Government Contracts Group and a resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice involves a mix of litigation and counseling for corporate clients of all sizes and levels of experience as government contractors. She has represented clients in bid protests, protests before the Small Business Administration, claims litigation before the various Boards of Contract Appeals, Defense Base Act claims litigation, and civil and criminal investigations. Her counseling practice ranges from the day-to-day survival issues facing small business to reviewing and negotiating agreements, ethics and compliance issues and training, and the unique risks associated with Iraq contracting and the Defense Base Act.
  • Michael W. Paddock is a member of the firm's Health Care Group and a resident in the Washington, D.C. office. His practice primarily involves health care fraud and abuse matters, particularly those relating to federal false claims, physician self-referral (Stark Law), and anti-kickback issues. He often advises clients on compliance matters, the conduct of internal investigations related to potential fraud and abuse issues, and responding to and defending against government anti-fraud and abuse enforcement efforts and regulatory inquiries, including qui tam and government allegations of False Claims Act violations.

Firm associates promoted to counsel are: David E. Bell (Washington, D.C.); Jennifer H. Burdman (Washington, D.C.); Clyde E. Findley (Washington, D.C.); Carrie F. Fletcher (Washington, D.C.); Jody Goodman (Washington, D.C.); Shawn R. Johnson (Washington, D.C.); Kerry Malloy (Washington, D.C.); Ann M. Mason (Washington, D.C.); Matthew J. McBurney (Washington, D.C.); Jonathan A. Moskowitz (New York); John L. Murino (Washington, D.C.); Thomas L. Simek (Washington, D.C.); and Bethany M. Wimsatt (Washington, D.C.).

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, Los Angeles, Orange County, London, and Brussels.

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