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Three Crowell & Moring Partners Featured Among National Law Journal’s Trailblazers & Pioneers

Washington, D.C. – January 7, 2015: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that three partners, Cheryl A. Falvey, Teresa Stanek Rea, and Janet Levine have been profiled in three editions of the 2014 National Law Journal "Trailblazers & Pioneers" series. Washington, D.C.-based Falvey was featured in the "Governance, Risk & Compliance Trailblazers & Pioneers" in July. Rea, also based in the Washington, D.C. office, was named among the "Intellectual Property Trailblazers & Pioneers" in October; while Los-Angeles-based Levine was profiled in the most recent feature "Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers," which published in December.

The publication recognized Falvey, who serves as co-chair of Crowell & Moring's Advertising & Product Risk Management Group and is former general counsel of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), as a trailblazer due to her work to implement the Consumer Product Safety Improvement act of 2008. Falvey noted, "The biggest lesson I learned is how political and public policy forces shape legislation and play out in the media – and social media – to impact regulatory bodies."

The National Law Journal honored Rea, who formerly served as acting and deputy director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as acting and deputy under secretary of commerce for intellectual property, for her accomplishments as the senior official responsible for the formulation and implementation of the America Invents Act. Remarking on her recognition, Rea said, "I was able to offer the PTO the outside practitioner's perspective. I understood how corporations, risk officers and law firms look at things."

As noted by the National Law Journal editors, Levine, a partner in Crowell & Moring's White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement Group who serves as chair of the firm's Trial Practice, earned her ranking as a trailblazer because, "Levine has handled a number of extremely high profile cases, including that of Katrina Leung, who was an undercover FBI informant accused of switching sides and committing espionage." Levine is one of the few lawyers to ever try a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) case. The publication notes that Levine believes that the demand for providing high-level white collar criminal defense is not going to fade away. She comments, "It's part of our criminal justice system now to have fraud allegations dealt with in the criminal system."

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


Phill McGowan
Director of PR, Media and Communication
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