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Since attorneys from Jones Day left over 40 years ago, Crowell & Moring has ascended to a level of excellence in 12 domestic and international offices. The hiring process for associates is competitive, and regional offices tend to hire from local schools. The firm looks for diverse candidates and team players who work well in a collaborative setting. Once there, associates will enjoy a sense of camaraderie among employees, despite diminished social activities, and a place that stresses work-life balance. Partners, despite their workload, are accessible and take an active role in the development of associates by providing regular feedback. Crowell & Moring offers training both at associate orientation and on a regular basis, and provides multiple mentors to each associate. Associates take on challenging assignments, which are doled out evenly based on interest and availability. They are paid well—at or slightly below market if they select the 2,000-hour billable track, and below market if they opt for the 1,900-hour track. Associates can select the lower track and be elevated to the higher track (and pay) if they hit the higher goal. Firm technology is adequate but not sensational, and associates like the firm’s initiative of providing 40 billable hours for wellness purposes, which includes vacation. Crowell & Moring has done well in recruiting diverse attorneys and offering billable credit for DEI activities. Similarly, the firm is highly regarded for its commitment to pro bono work, though only 100 hours count as billable on the 2,000-hour track. (There is no cap for associates on the 1,900-hour track.) Career possibilities for partnership, counsel positions, or lateral moves to other firms or government entities are excellent.

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 (2022):
500 - 750
No. of Partners Named 2022:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

Base Salary (2022)
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

Alice Kelly
Manager, Attorney Recruitment & Development
(949) 798-1336

No. of U.S. Offices: 8

No. of International Offices: 4

Major Office Locations

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

Major Departments

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