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Crowell & Moring International Arbitration Practice Featured In Global Arbitration Review's Annual "GAR 100" List

Washington, D.C. – April 1, 2010: For the third consecutive year, Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that the firm's International Arbitration practice has been included in Global Arbitration Review's (GAR) 2010 edition of the GAR 100, a guide to the top 100 law firms with international arbitration capabilities. GAR is one of the leading journals of public and private arbitration.

According to GAR, "Crowell & Moring is one of a group of US arbitration practices...that have been on growth-charge in the past few years…(now) the big news is everything still seems to be going through a growth spurt. The firm had reports adding six associates, all of whom had an arbitration focus. They added Russian, Brazilian-Portuguese and NAFTA to the languages the team could now speak. On top of that, it made two partner-level laterals, plus it enjoyed the group's first homegrown success in Crowell & Moring partnership elections."

The GAR 100 analyzes the top 100 arbitration practices in the world, as selected by GAR editors and reporters. To determine law firm rankings, GAR uses a variety of criteria including reputation, current work, and experience. The final list represents GAR's subjective opinion.

The GAR 100 has named the following Crowell & Moring attorneys as part of their "Lawyers to Know" category:

  • New York : Pieter H.F. Bekker and Samaa Haridi;
  • Washington DC : Arif Hyder Ali, Stuart H. Newberger, Alexandre de Gramont, Ian A. Laird, and Baiju S. Vasani

In addition to the GAR 100, the following members of Crowell & Moring's International Arbitration practice have been named to GAR's "International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration Lawyers":

  • Arif Hyder Ali
  • Alexandre de Gramont
  • Ian A. Laird
  • Baiju S. Vasani

The firm's International Arbitration practice is regularly recognized by Chambers, PLC Which Lawyer?, and other leading industry peer-reviewed guides for its sophisticated work and dedication to client service. The practice handles virtually every type of international arbitration and litigation – including some of the largest and most significant international disputes in the world. The practice is centered around a talented group of multi-cultural, multi-jurisdictional, and multi-lingual dispute resolution specialists who have proven themselves able to manage and try arbitrations and litigations anywhere in the world, regardless of the underlying industry, the parties' nationalities, the substantive law, the arbitral rules, or the language of arbitration. In addition to Washington, D.C., lawyers in this field are working out of the firm's offices in California, New York, London, and Brussels. The team works in languages as diverse as Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian, German, Arabic, various dialects of Chinese, Dutch, Flemish, Lithuanian, Malay, Urdu, Hindi, Gujarati and Bengali. The firm's international arbitration experience spans nearly the entire globe, with cases involving North, Central, and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union.

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.


Ian A. Laird

Stuart H. Newberger