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Crowell & Moring Partners Stuart Newberger and Mitchell Rabinowitz Named Finalists for The American Lawyer's Transatlantic Legal Awards

Newberger, Rabinowitz shortlisted, respectively, for Disputes/Regulatory Lawyer of the Year and Dealmaker of the Year

Washington – May 10, 2018: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that two partners have been named as finalists in The American Lawyer's Transatlantic Legal Awards: Stuart H. Newberger as Transatlantic Disputes/Regulatory Lawyer of the Year; and Mitchell L. Rabinowitz as Transatlantic Dealmaker of the Year. These awards recognize excellence in handling transatlantic matters across the key areas of corporate, finance and disputes; they also highlight law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono, outstanding transatlantic strategy, and in-house leaders. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 14, 2018, in London.

Newberger is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and International Dispute Resolution groups. His practice centers on handling complex international disputes, many involving the actions of governments. He is a founder of the firm’s International Terrorism Litigation Practice, and he has represented victims of state-sponsored terrorism and their families for more than two decades, starting with former journalist Terry Anderson. In July 2017, Newberger and his team achieved a significant victory when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a $680 million judgment for the families of 11 American victims killed in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Also last year, more than 400 Crowell & Moring clients received an initial payout from a congressionally established fund for victims of terrorism abroad, the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund (VCF). Newberger and others at Crowell & Moring convinced Congress to establish the VCF, which has so far provided more than $1 billion to more than 2,000 claimants. He recently authored a book, “The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy, and the Pursuit of Justice,” which chronicles one of his cases: the suitcase bombing of French airliner UTA Flight 772 in 1989.

Rabinowitz is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Group and a member of the firm’s Management Board. In 2016 and 2017, he oversaw a Crowell & Moring team that shepherded a landmark FinTech deal in which 42 global banks, among others, invested $107 million in R3, a recently formed blockchain/distributed ledger technology (DLT) company. The financing deal, consummated in May 2017, represented the world’s largest investment in blockchain/DLT to date. Rabinowitz has worked with leading players in the financial services industry over the past 20 years in New York, London, and elsewhere to spearhead consortium deals, helping them to launch, build, invest in, and acquire businesses at the industry’s intersection with technology, and to impact the market’s structure. He is widely considered one of the industry’s leading deal lawyers in this space. 

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About Crowell & Moring LLP 

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, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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