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VAULT’S VERDICT:

Founded to be different, Crowell & Moring is a firm that shines for its service to clients—with many clients who have stuck with the firm for over 40 years. Case teams are built to be diverse and filled with people of various skill sets, experiences, and expertise. The firm is social and collegial, so associates need to be collaborative and respectful. Keen to foster mentorship relationships, partners at the firm are invested in associate success, treat everyone with respect, and are transparent about firm decision making. Training at the firm is organic through mentorship and professional development planning from partners. Crowell & Moring has several different tracks for hours, making it a truly flexible firm and giving associates autonomy over their schedules. Compensation also depends on which track the associate chooses but is at or close to market scale, and bonus multipliers are awarded for high billers. The quality of work is substantive, and associates appreciate they can get good work simply by expressing an interest in the matter. Crowell & Moring has a hybrid work schedule and the technology to support working remotely and in the office. Recent upgrades also place the firm’s tech at the forefront. The firm places an emphasis on associates’ mental health and well-being, offering free therapy and a wellness coordinator to help associates work through any issues. The firm also allows 40 billable hours per year to encourage “unplugged” vacation time. Associates at Crowell & Moring have plenty of career opportunities, from partnership to counsel roles to exciting roles outside the firm. Pro bono matters are encouraged, with associates averaging 60 hours of pro bono work in 2022. Crowell & Moring is dedicated to diversity efforts and is committed to not just meeting industry standards but exceeding them.

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.