Member Spotlight: Crowell & Moring

What is your company’s history?

Founded over 40 years ago with a commitment to build a different kind of law firm, Crowell & Moring is an international law firm with approximately 550 lawyers representing clients in transactional, regulatory, litigation, and arbitration matters. The firm is internationally recognized for providing innovative approaches to legal and business challenges, as well as creative alternative fee arrangements that demonstrate its personal investment in its clients’ success. The firm has been recognized for its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm helps international corporations and emerging enterprises navigate complex legal challenges and create business solutions across the globe.

What services and/or products does your company provide?

Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts practice, with our unrivaled depth and history of successes, is widely recognized as the best in the business. Whatever the issue, our 60+ government contracts lawyers have the experience and expertise to tackle it – from contract formation issues and business and compliance strategies; to bid protests, contract interpretation, and performance disputes; to the intricacies of government cost accounting; and to post performance audits, investigations, and defense of fraud allegations, including “bet the company” suspension and debarment representation and government-initiated investigations. Ranked as a top tier practice, Chambers USA describes us as a practice that “continues to be held in high esteem by the government contracts sector and handles an array of matters” and as “the gold standard in this area.”

Our government contracts lawyers are both tough litigators and trusted counselors. We have successfully litigated some of the most hard-fought and highest stakes cases involving the most sophisticated legal and policy issues, and we have a proven litigation record in significant government contract cases before administrative agencies, state and federal trial courts, and courts of appeal. But we also recognize that litigation is a last resort, and that the best solution often is one that achieves the Company’s objectives without the expense and risk of litigation. Some of our greatest successes never appear in written decisions precisely because we collaboratively consult to identify, and constructively counsel on, potential risks before they become a drain on company resources and a cloud on the company’s reputation. Because we make it our business to know our clients’ business, our clients routinely consult our lawyers on a broad range of issues and risks inherent in doing business with the government.
We represent clients in all major industries, from defense, to health care to IT to infrastructure to construction, and we apply our expertise to clients of all varieties – from Fortune 50 companies to the very smallest of businesses, from traditional and established government contractors to new entrants into the government marketplace, to domestic businesses and international and multinational companies. We believe in long-term strategic partnerships with our clients; we invest in the relationship through commitments to efficiency and developing creative, tailored solutions to satisfy each client’s unique and evolving business objectives. To this end, we proactively identify opportunities to apply legal resources to generate real savings and recovery of resources for the Company. In an increasingly complex world, efficient solutions often require a multidisciplinary team of experts. A core component of our success is that we can field the best team across practice areas. We provide a one-stop, full service solution to our client’s legal issues.

Why do you consider membership in SENEDIA valuable?

SENEDIA is a key player in current thought leadership impacting national security, undersea technologies, and other critical defense technologies. Crowell & Moring is thrilled to join the conversation and partner with SENEDIA’s industry leaders to support the organization’s mission.

If a company wants to do business with yours, whom should they contact?

Preston Pugh, Partner, 202-624-2669; email: ppugh@crowell.com

Abi Stokes, Counsel, 202-624-2969; email: astokes@crowell.com

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