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Crowell & Moring White Collar Defense Group Adds Three New Litigators, Philip Inglima Among New Hires

Washington, D.C. – December 5, 2005: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce the addition of three litigators to the firm's White Collar Defense Group, including partner Philip T. Inglima. Joining from Baach Robinson & Lewis PLLC, Inglima has more than 15 years practicing white collar criminal law, as well as complex civil litigation. He is accompanied in the D.C. office by two former Department of Justice attorneys. Counsel Ashley Bailey, a former Justice Department attorney, also joins from Baach Robinson & Lewis. And counsel Adrian D. Mebane joins the firm from his position as Trial Attorney for the Justice Department's Criminal Division, Fraud Section.

Inglima's experience includes serving as Senior Associate Independent Counsel in the investigation of Department of the Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, in which he led a team examining allegations of perjury, bribery, and campaign finance fraud involving national political organizations and high legislative and executive offices.

“More than two-thirds of Crowell & Moring's attorneys are litigators, so strengthening our white collar defense practice is a natural part of the firm's growth plan,” said Crowell & Moring Chairman John A. Macleod. “Our new additions offer a wealth of hands-on experience gained from some of the most high-profile white collar matters in recent years. We are proud to have them on board, and we look forward to announcing more good news for the White Collar Defense Group in the coming months.”

Inglima's clients have included numerous business executives, corporations and public officials pursued in a variety of federal and state jurisdictions in connection with a range of complex corruption and financial fraud allegations. His client work includes representing executives from Enron, AOL, Reliant Energy, KPMG, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. His early career included private practice with the venerated Washington litigator Plato Cacheris for more than eight years. A graduate of Georgetown University's College of Arts & Sciences and its Law Center, Inglima will become president of the Georgetown Alumni Association in July 2006.

Bailey worked with Inglima as a law clerk to the Independent Counsel Investigation of Secretary Babbitt. She also served as a Trial Attorney for the Justice Department, where her practice involved numerous cases concerning complex, multi-million dollar contractual disputes. While at the department, she received the Civil Division's Rookie of the Year Award for exceptional performance and notable contribution by a new attorney. Bailey is a former law clerk to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and was honored with the International Trial Lawyer's Award in 1999 in connection with her efforts in support of prisoners' rights. Bailey is a graduate of Georgetown University's College of Arts & Sciences and its Law Center.

Mebane has significant experience in complex matters involving bribery, bank fraud, money laundering, securities fraud, commodities fraud, obstruction of justice, mail and wire fraud, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Internal Revenue Code, which he gained during his tenure as a federal prosecutor. He was awarded the Justice Department's Special Achievement Award as well as the Meritorious Award for sustained exemplary performance. Prior to joining the department, Mebane served as an Assistant State's Attorney for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his J.D. from Howard University Law School.

 For more than twenty years, Crowell & Moring LLP's White Collar Defense Group has defended clients from across the country and around the world with interests affected by investigations in federal judicial districts throughout the United States. The practice spans investigations by grand juries, congressional committees, independent and special counsels, federal agency inspectors general, and other investigative officials and bodies.

Crowell & Moring LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys practicing in litigation, antitrust, government contracts, corporate, intellectual property and more than 40 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 Brussels, California and London.


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