GEORGE RUTTINGER, Partner
Back then, we occupied three floors in mid-town with 53 lawyers. Now we’re on Pennsylvania Avenue with over 500. Unlike many name partners who are closed in their offices and screen their visitors, Took Crowell situated himself just inside the reception area, his door perpetually open. He hailed clients and firm lawyers alike. It set a tone. Took’s faith in me (early on, while working on a difficult and challenging case) also set the tone for my career at Crowell & Moring.