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Crowell & Moring’s London White Collar Practice Ranked Among The Best by Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK

Washington, D.C. - December 8, 2009: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that its White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group has been ranked among the best in the UK by both the 2010Chambers & Partners UK Guide and Legal 500 UK. The prestigious rankings are driven by independent interviews of clients and peer law firms.

In the 2010 Chambers & Partners UK Guide, Crowell & Moring's fraud practice was described as "remarkable in terms of both the volume and the high pedigree of its cases, which include major prosecutions by FACT and the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office, as well as HMRC and SFO investigations." Gerallt Owen, head of International Regulatory and Corporate Crime, is described as "inspirational - he has a relaxed demeanor but wonderful business acumen," and Peter Kiernan, head of International Investigations, is recognized for how he "handles large scale matters."

The 2010 Chambers & Partners UK rankings are as follows:

Fraud: Criminal: Corporate

UK-wide Firm (Band 1)

Fraud: Criminal

UK-wide Firm (Band 2)
Gerallt Owen (Band 2)
Peter Kiernan (Band 4)

Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant - London

Anne Davies (Band 1)

To create the rankings, London-based Chambers' staff of full-time researchers conduct in-depth interviews with attorneys and clients to make selections based on satisfaction, professional ability, and reputation. To view the 2010Chambers & Partners UK rankings online, visit:

Additionally, the White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group received outstanding recognition from clients and peers in Legal 500 UK. The European legal community's trusted guide cited the firm's corporate crime lawyers as leaders in their field, noting that Owen is "good on strategy," and Kiernan has "huge experience."

The firm's practice in Wales was cited as first tier. Legal 500UK reported, "The [ Cardiff] team is undeniably high in caliber, and in strength in depth, although the partners are largely London-based. The firm carries out high-profile fraud and regulatory crime work and is on the VHCC panel."

This year, the firm is ranked by the Legal 500UK in the following areas:


  • Fraud: Commercial and Regulatory Investigations (tier 5)
  • Fraud: Crime (tier 3)
  • Customs and Excise (tier 2)
  • Human Resources: Health and Safety
    Noted for "enormous experience and quality Crown Court work"


  • Fraud: Crime (tier 1)

To view the Legal 500 UK rankings online, visit:

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with 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.


Christine Elfmann
Manager, Marketing Communications
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