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National Law Journal Names Crowell & Moring Partner Alan Howard to 2016 “Winning” Litigators List

New York – December 9, 2016: Crowell & Moring LLP is proud to announce that partner Alan Howard has been named a 2016 National Law Journal (NLJ) “Winning” Litigator. The annual series features litigators who have mastered their craft and achieved significant trial victories for their clients in the past year. NLJ recognized U.S. litigators at 18 law firms this year.

NLJ commended Howard for his role in David v. Signal International, one of the largest human trafficking cases in history and the United States’ first corporate labor trafficking verdict. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Signal, a shipbuilding company, lured nearly 500 guest workers from India with false promises of permanent U.S. residency. The workers paid tens of thousands of dollars each to obtain temporary jobs at Gulf Coast shipyards, only to find themselves forced into involuntary servitude and living in overcrowded, guarded labor camps.

Howard and the Crowell & Moring team, along with the Southern Poverty Law Center – where Howard serves as chairman of the board of directors – won a $14.1 million judgment for the first five guest workers in February 2015.

“Over 30 years, I’ve seen a lot of different styles be effective at trial. The common denominator for success is credibility,” Howard told the National Law Journal of tips for success. “You need to be seen not only as the person with the best grasp of the facts and law but also as someone who represents them consistently, without spin or embellishment.”

Howard's NLJ feature can be read online here (subscription may be required).

The lawyers selected for inclusion in “Winning – A Special Report” by NLJ. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Bars of, or any courts in, the jurisdictions in which the lawyers are admitted to practice.

About Crowell & Moring’s Commercial Litigation Group

Crowell & Moring’s Commercial Litigation Group is known for handling high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation in federal and state venues across the United States. The group’s litigators handle numerous types of disputes, including fraud, breach of contracts, business torts, class actions, and financial services litigation. With a powerful group of trial lawyers located across the United States and Europe, we handle litigation across a variety of industries, including health care companies, hotels and hospitality, financial services, transportation (auto, railroad, and airlines), telecommunications, and chemical manufacturing, among others.

About Crowell & Moring’s Pro Bono Practice

Crowell & Moring’s pro bono practice handles a broad range of matters, particularly children’s rights/family law, immigration, and criminal justice. The firm also handles countless other types of pro bono matters referred by nonprofit organizations and, on occasion, its own lawyers. More than 20 years ago, Crowell & Moring was the first DC-based firm to elect a full-time public service partner and has twice been honored as Pro Bono Firm of the Year in Washington, D.C. Today, the firm’s lawyers contribute more than 35,000 hours in pro bono legal services annually to the indigent and suffering in local communities and around the world.

About Crowell & Moring

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 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.


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