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The Hill Names Crowell & Moring Partner Jim Flood One of the "Top Lobbyists of 2019"

Washington – December 20, 2019: The Hill has named Jim Flood one of the “Top Lobbyists of 2019.” According to The Hill, inclusion on the list reflects “the broad range of talents needed to succeed in the influence industry.”

As chair of the firm’s Government Affairs practice, Flood advocates for clients before the White House, Congress and federal agencies. For example, this year he led a team of lobbyists and lawyers that successfully persuaded Congress to pass the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Clarification Act, which made crucial changes to the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund, which the firm led the effort to persuade Congress to create in 2015. The new law both protects and increases available funds for U.S. victims of state sponsored terrorism as well as victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Flood also led a multi-firm lobbying effort in 2019 that successfully persuaded the UAE and Kuwait to unfreeze $500 million for a client wrongfully frozen in Dubai. Finally, he is currently working with Crowell & Moring partner David Hammond and leading a multi-firm U.S. and UK team that is advocating for the release of investment executives Saeed Dashti and Marsha Lazareva, as well as her five year old U.S. son Yvan, from Kuwait.

Flood, a former federal prosecutor and counsel to Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), has more than two decades of experience providing strategic government affairs and legal advice to clients facing issues in Washington, D.C. He leads a team that includes former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) staffer Scott Douglas, former Senate and House Republican staffer Byron Brown, and former House Democratic staffer and Congressional Black Caucus Fellow Jerrica Mathis, as well as former House Democratic staffer Tim Shadyac. Flood focuses on assisting clients before the White House, Congress and federal agencies in the health care, energy, and government contracts sectors, among others.

About Crowell & Moring’s Government Affairs Group

Crowell & Moring's Government Affairs Group offers a highly experienced team of former Congressional staffers and executive branch officials who focus on building successful strategies and solutions to complex problems in Washington, D.C. They bring a unique combination of access, public policy, strategic thinking and legal experience to the table. They have served on Capitol Hill, in executive branch agencies, in private practice and have led government affairs for a publicly traded company. Further, the bipartisan professionals in the Government Affairs Group have ready access to the cross-disciplinary resources of our full-service international law firm and 500 lawyers practicing worldwide —more than 325 of whom are based in Washington, D.C.—which means our professionals can connect with leading industry lawyers no matter the nature of the client’s issues.

About Crowell & Moring LLP 

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 550 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.


Andrew Loeb
Communications Specialist