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Crowell & Moring Receives MCCA's Mid-Atlantic "Thomas L. Sager Award" For Commitment To Diversity

Washington, D.C. - June 10, 2010: The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has awarded Crowell & Moring LLP the 2010 "Thomas L. Sager Award" for the Mid-Atlantic region. The prestigious diversity award is bestowed to one firm in each of MCCA's five regions that has demonstrated sustained commitment to improving the hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys and has created a more inclusive legal profession and working environment.

MCCA Executive Director Veta T. Richardson said, "Crowell & Moring has proven itself to be a firm dedicated to the long-term advancement of diversity in the legal profession and a valuable partner to MCCA. I congratulate them on winning the Sager Award and commend them for their tireless work to embody the mission of MCCA."

The "Thomas L. Sager Award" was created by MCCA to honor Thomas L. Sager, DuPont Company's Senior Vice President and General Counsel and MCAA Board member, as a champion of change whose relentless commitment to increasing diversity in the legal profession has inspired others to do the same.

"Crowell & Moring is committed to promoting diversity within our law firm and within the broader legal profession. It is remarkable that we have achieved this honor at the same time that we remember the life work of our founding partner, Eldon "Took" H. Crowell, who passed last month. He was deeply committed to diversity and espoused the core value of inclusiveness, which has driven our diversity efforts and our approach to the practice of law. We are honored to receive the Sager Award because it reflects the very best of what we aim to be," said Crowell & Moring chairman, Kent A. Gardiner.

In order to select award recipients, the MCCA Board of Directors examined firm statistical data and firm efforts in areas such as recruitment, retention, mentoring, promotion, pipeline initiatives, and other innovative practices that result in sustainable efforts to increase diversity to determine which firms would be selected for the award.

Crowell & Moring will be recognized at the upcoming MCCA Diversity Dinner in Washington, D.C. on June 15, 2010 at the JW Marriott. Also being honored that night with the MCCA's "Employer of Choice Award" are the legal departments of Capital One, Glaxo SmithKline and Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matter s. 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.

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