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2025 Vault Rankings

At a Glance

Uppers

“The amazing mentors I work with.”

“Definitely the people and the culture.”

Downers

“The long hours.”

“Work allocation and compensation.”

About Crowell & Moring

Founded 44 years ago, Crowell & Moring has 675 lawyers in the U.S., Europe, MENA, and Asia. The firm’s attorneys draw on significant government, business, industry, and legal experience to provide clients solutions to complex litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and corporate and transactional issues. The firm’s mascot, a rubber duck, is prominently displayed in each office as a mark of the firm’s sense of humor and a reminder to everyone not to take themselves too seriously.

Making Noise

When Jones Day tried to oust Eldon “Took” Crowell and his team of government contract lawyers in 1979, he left with a bang, taking with him a group of more than 50 attorneys, or two-thirds of the firm’s Washington attorneys—an event The Washington Post referred to as “The Split.” The new firm specialized in negotiating large government contracts with corporations. Took Crowell was considered one of Washington’s keenest experts on government contracts, and his clients included Boeing, United Technologies, Honeywell, IBM, Northrop, and Lockheed. Crowell served as chair of the firm until 1984. A decade later, Rosemary Collyer became chair for the firm and the first woman to lead a major Washington, DC, law firm. She went on to serve as a senior judge on the District Court for the District of Columbia and the Chief Justice of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Multi-Faceted

Crowell & Moring works in a wide range of practices, handling litigation, regulatory, arbitration, and transactional matters for clients of all sizes, from major corporations to startups to private individuals. The firm has advised on one of the world’s largest telecommunications mergers, as well as represented governments and corporations in international arbitration matters. More than just a law firm, Crowell houses C&M International, a subsidiary that provides international trade and investment consulting services. The firm’s litigation practice is active in federal, state, and appellate courts; administrative tribunals; and before arbitration panels throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South America. Among the firm’s key cases was its representation of Enron Creditors Recovery Corporation in its suit against two global financial institutions; the case yielded the largest bankruptcy settlement in U.S. history at the time, valued at over $4 billion. 

Crowell & Moring also boasts a first-rate government contracts group, which has received a top ranking from Chambers USA since this ranking was established. The group has an over-40-year history of managing contract formation issues and strategies, bid protests, contract interpretation and performance disputes, post-performance audits, and fraud investigations.

Consulting the Crystal Ball

While the legal industry has long been playing catch-up in the world of social media, Crowell has been leading the pack. The firm’s content branches from blogs (international trade, data law, government contracts, and health among them) to podcasts (government contracts, bid protests, and False Claims Act) to a YouTube Channel packed with webinars, on top of the requisite LinkedIn and Twitter presences. The firm also puts out Litigation and Regulatory forecasts every year, digital magazines aimed at predicting the future of litigation and regulatory law. We predict the future brings … a lot of interesting content.

News & Awards

NOTABLE CASES
  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government is obligated to pay more than $13 billion to health insurers that sold consumer policies on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, a hard-fought victory for Maine Community Health Options, a client of Crowell & Moring.
  • Crowell & Moring secured victory for Marriott International in a high-profile jury trial, in an action involving TravelPass’s antitrust claims alleging a conspiracy between hotels regarding the bidding for online hotel branded keywords and Marriott’s counterclaims alleging trademark infringement and false advertising claims.
  • Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group served as counsel for AT&T in its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, and United Technologies’ $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • The American Lawyer 2021 A-List—The American Lawyer
  • Best Law Firms for Women—11th consecutive year, Hall of Fame member—Seramount
  • Corporate Equality Index 100% Score—12th consecutive year—Human Rights Campaign
  • Mansfield 5.0 Plus Certification—Diversity Lab
  • 2022 Pro Bono Champion Award—Children’s Law Center
Crowell & Moring

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, DC 20004-2595
Phone: (202) 624-2500

Firm Stats

Chair: Philip T. Inglima
Hiring Partners: DJ Wolf & Astor Heaven
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
500 - 750
No. of Partners Named 2023:
16
Billable-Hour Requirement:
2,000 or 1,900

Base Salary

Base Salary (2023)
1st year: $205,000
2nd year: $215,000
3rd year: $240,000
4th year: $275,000
5th year: $305,000
6th year: $330,000
Summer Associate: $3,942/week

Employment Contact

Lynn Herron
Assistant Attorney Recruiting Director
(949) 798-1336
legalrecruiting@crowell.com
General Recruiting Email: legalrecruiting@crowell.com

No. of U.S. Offices: 7

No. of International Offices: 4

Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
San Francisco, CA
Denver, CO
Washington, DC (HQ) I
Brussels
London
Shanghai
Doha

Major Departments

Advertising & Media
Antitrust
Aviation
Corporate
Energy
Environment & Natural Resources
Government Affairs
Government Contracts
Health Care
Insurance/Reinsurance
Intellectual Property
International Litigation and Arbitration
International Trade
Labor & Employment
Litigation
Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation
Privacy and Cybersecurity
Tax
White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.