We know regulatory & policy from the inside out.

When dealing with the myriad complexities of regulatory matters in the U.S. and EU, businesses need fast answers, a clear path forward, and guidance based on direct experience. With more than 100 lawyers who have held significant government positions both federally and at the state level, we have unique perspective and first-hand knowledge of how regulatory agencies work and how they think. Our firm was born regulatory; we know how government regulates because we have been there.

Each one of our Regulatory Department practice and industry groups includes members with former government experience at places ranging from the White House to the Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of Management and Budget, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative, to name a few. Numerous former Hill staffers now call Crowell & Moring their home. We regularly appear before the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs – the regulator of regulatory agencies.

Our practice has represented clients from a vast array of industries in proceedings for judicial and administrative review of agency actions—whether as a petitioner, respondent, or an intervener. We routinely assist clients facing government investigations, and counsel clients in connection with agency inspection and enforcement actions. Along with our subsidiary C&M International, we’ve even crafted government policies for countries. And, our cross-disciplinary approach means we anticipate opportunities before they are lost and challenges before they take hold.

That's why Chambers USA, Law360 and other leading publications regularly count our regulatory and policy practice as premier.