"US Discovery in Aid of Foreign or International Proceedings: The Rise of 28 USC, Sec. 1782"
June 30, 2007 — The Journal of the Dispute Resolution Section of the International Bar Association (also appeared in Transnational Dispute Management, September 2007)
Crowell & Moring counsel Jane Wessel and associate Peter J. Eyre write about the United States statute 28 USC, s 1782, which allows parties engaged in international disputes to obtain documents and testimonial evidence from companies or individuals in the US.
Conflict Looms Over Executive Privilege
June 18, 2007 —
Crowell & Moring partner and former White House counsel to President Bill Clinton, Beth Nolan, is featured for her comments about the recently issued subpoenas to Harriet Miers and Sara Taylor, both former White House aides to President Bush, over the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys in 2006.
June 18, 2007 – Legal Times
FTC Can't Block Sale of Natural Gas Firm
May 15, 2007 — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Antitrust Group partner Daniel A. Sasse is featured for his comments on the antitrust issues surrounding the proposed merger of Equitable Resources, Inc. and Dominion Peoples Gas.
Mover Of The Week: Crowell & Moring Bankruptcy Group Bulks Up With 3 New Hires
May 4, 2007 — Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review Small-Cap
The news that Crowell & Moring bolstered its financial services team with the addition of three bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys was featured in the Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review Small-Cap. Monique D. Almy and Matthew W. Cheney are based in the firm’s D.C. office and Mark S. Lichtenstein joined the firm’s New York office.
Asbestos: A Final Chapter
April 27, 2007 —
Chair of Crowell & Moring's Bankruptcy Group Mark D. Plevin is featured in an overview story on asbestos-related liabilities in The Deal.
April 27, 2007 - The Deal
Abracadabra! Montgomery Magic Shop is Saved
April 12, 2007 — Washington Post, The Washington Times, Montgomery Gazette
Crowell & Moring Environment & Natural Resources partner Timothy McCrum is featured in the Washington Post along with his pro bono client, Barry’s Magic Shop, regarding the news that Montgomery County will help the shop relocate rather than close its doors. After operating for than 30 years, the Wheaton institution was threatened to be shut down in order to have a pedestrian walkway built in its place as part of the Wheaton Redevelopment Program. After nearly a year of negotiation and compromise, Montgomery County announced they will financially assist Barry’s Magic Shop in its relocation to south Rockville, Maryland.
Supreme Court’s Green Rulings Offer Industry No Relief From Litigation
April 9, 2007 —
Environment & Natural Resources Group partner Chet M. Thompson talks about the Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy case in which the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the EPA. The court overturned a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that said the modifications Duke made to its coal-fired power plants between 1988 and 1999 did not require permits because those changes did not increase the facilities' hourly emissions rates.
April 9, 2007 – Platts Coal Outlook
Using Experts in Arbitration
February/April 2007 — American Arbitration Association’s Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 62, 1
Chair of Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group George D. Ruttinger and counsel Joseph L. Meadows write about the opportunities to use and present expert evidence in arbitration cases vs. traditional litigation cases.
First Summer, First Chance to Shine: Profs and Attorneys Say 'Make Connections'
March 30, 2007 — The National Jurist
Crowell & Moring partner Jennifer Waters and associate Peter Eyre talk about how they spent their summer after the first year of law school and advise students on ways to enhance that summer experience for their career.
Phase III Regs on Physician Self-Referrals Delayed Until March 2008, CMS Rule Says
March 28, 2007 — BNAs Health Care Fraud Report, Vol. 11, No. 7
Health Care Group chair John T. Brennan is featured for his comments on the publication extension of the Phase III Stark rule. Among matters the Phase III Stark Rule are expected to address are the underlying statute’s applicability to the Medicaid program and whether the physcisan recruiment exception can be expanded. Brennan addressed this rule and its implications at the March 22, 2007 American Health Lawyers Association’s Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues.
FTC Scrutinizes Energy Deal
March 19, 2007 — Global Competition Review
Crowell & Moring partner Daniel Sasse is featured in Global Competition Review for his thoughts on the U.S. Federal Trade Commissions' investigation into the energy company Equitable Resources' proposed U.S. $970 million acquisition of the Pennsylvania-based People's Natural Gas Company.
Business Warns EU Against Class Action Suits
March 14, 2007 — Financial Times
Managing Partner of Crowell & Moring's Brussels office, Emmanuel Gybels, is featured in the Financial Times for his thoughts on the warnings from business leaders against U.S. style class action suits making their way to Europe.
US Discovery in Aid of Non-US Arbitration Proceedings: In Re Matter of the Application of Oxus Gold PLC; In Re Application of Roz Trading LTD
February 1, 2007 — International Arbitration Law Review
Crowell & Moring London office counsel Jane Wessel and D.C. associate Peter J. Eyre write about the arbitration tribunals that qualify as "tribunals" under the U.S. statutory provision 28 U.S.C. s. 1782. This provision allows those involved in non-U.S. dispute resolution proceedings to seek discovery in the United States in aid of those proceedings.
Three IP Partners Join Crowell & Moring LLP
January 31, 2007 — Intellectual Property Today
Former Morgan & Finnegan partners Bruce D. DeRenzi, Dickerson M. Downing and Andrew M. Riddles join Crowell & Moring’s Intellectual Property Group in the New York office.
Medicare Drug Benefit, Physician Payment Top Congressional Agenda
January 12, 2007 — BNA's Medicare Report, Vol. 18, No. 02
Chair of Crowell & Moring’s Health Care Group John T. Brennan and counsel Barbara Ryland are featured in BNA’s Medicare Report for their comments on the Part D, physician payment, and Medicare reimbursement for managed care plans debate.
DOJ Defends Recent Record of Antitrust Division
January 8, 2007 — Legal Times
William Randolph Smith, head of Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group, is featured in Legal Times for his comments on the DOJ’s track record for going to trial on recent proposed mergers.
Outlook 2007: Fraud and Abuse Again Takes Top Spot Among Health Law Issues for Coming Year
January 4, 2007 — BNA’s Health Law Reporter, Vol. 16, No. 1
Health Care Group partner Robert L. Roth is featured for his comments on the number one issue for health care providers to be aware of in 2007 according to BNA’s Health Law Reporter, fraud and abuse.
January 1, 2007 — Legal Times
On December 21, 2006, Environmental & Natural Resources Group partner Tim Means received a call from the Department of Justice, informing him that President George W. Bush granted a pardon for Crowell & Moring pro bono client Phillip Emmert. Emmert, who after successfully recovering from nearly a lifetime of drug addiction, is able to return from prison to his paralyzed wife and daughter. Motivated by the need to take care of his wife and daughter, he entered a drug treatment program, became a licensed minister, and began volunteering at a hospice to console the dying.
Holiday Revelry Focuses on Employees
December 18, 2006 —
Crowell & Moring’s annual holiday party, held this year at IndeBleu, was featured in Legal Times. The piece took a look at local D.C. law firms and how they celebrate the holiday season.
December 18, 2006 – Legal Times
Crowell & Moring Boost's IP Team
December 17, 2006 — Patent World
Crowell & Moring's Intellectual Property practice is featured for the addition of three lateral IP partners and the growing strength of the firm’s recently opened New York office.
Steve Rice – California Lawyer Pro Bono Angel
December 15, 2006 — California Lawyer
California partner Steve Rice has received one of California Lawyer’s Angel Awards, which honors outstanding pro bono lawyers in California. The editors write, "Though Rice's clients often fall outside the media spotlight, his pursuit of these smaller cases has had far-reaching ramifications." For example, in December 2006 Rice won a victory representing a group of senior citizens seeking access to financial records maintained by the company managing their retirement community.
Protecting Against FCA Liability: Employee Releases
November 20, 2006 — BNA's Health Care Program Compliance Guide, Vol. 7, No. 5
An article written by Health Care Group attorneys Jody Goodman and Catherine Kunz was cited and quoted in the November 2006 issue of BNA’s Health Care Program Compliance Guide. The subject of Goodman and Kunz’s article was using employee releases as a tool for avoiding qui tam claims.
Crowell Snags Health and Employment Boutique
November 13, 2006 —
Crowell & Moring LLP has added 20 attorneys from King Pagano Harrison (KPH), one of the nation's leading health care and labor & employment litigation law firms, and a trio of intellectual property partners from Morgan & Finnegan LLP, The moves add a total of 23 new lawyers, including 12 partners, to Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. and New York offices. The news of the additions to the firm is also highlighted in Bloomberg News, Crain's New York Business, Legal Times, New York Law Journal, The Lawyer, Washington Post and other publications.
November 13, 2006 – Health Law360, IP Law360, Employment Law360
Most States Will Enact New or Amended False Claims Acts
November 7, 2006 —
Crowell & Moring LLP’s eleventh annual Healthcare Ounce of Prevention Seminar (HOOPS), hosted by the firm's Health Care Group, is highlighted in the November 7th issue of CCH® Medicare and Medicaid Guide.
November 7, 2006 – CCH® Medicare and Medicaid Guide
Washington, DC - "The Capital’s Market"
September 2006 — Global Arbitration Review – Volume 1, Issue 4
Crowell & Moring’s International and Governmental Litigation/Arbitration practice is featured as the largest arbitration practice in Washington, DC.
Claw-Back Conundrum: Updated Discovery Rules Threaten to Reveal Privileged and Confidential Information
September 30, 2006 — InsideCounsel
Crowell & Moring E-Discovery Group partner Jeane Thomas participates in a roundtable on the updated changes to the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for e-discovery that offer practical solutions for the growing burdens of discovery in the information age. However, these provisions also create potential risks and costs for companies trying to protect privileged and confidential information.
Crowell & Moring Opens New York Office
September 13, 2006 — New York Law Journal
News of Crowell & Moring’s New York office opening, with partners, William J. McSherry and Janet M. McLeod, is featured in the New York Law Journal.
*Coverage of the Crowell & Moring’s New York office opening also ran in the Wall Street Journal, Legal Week, The Lawyer, Portfolio Media's newswires, and other media.
Case Closed: Final Victory for Beirut Bombing Victims
September 11, 2006 — Legal Times
April 1983 U.S. Embassy bombing victims, represented by Crowell & Moring’s Stuart H. Newberger, receive a final court victory.
Fortune 50 companies step into the debate over federal privacy legislation
September 1, 2006 — InsideCounsel
Privacy & Data Protection team member Robin B. Campbell is featured in Inside Counsel for her comments on federal privacy legislation.
SBA: Federal Prison Industries Not Small For Services
August 14, 2006 —
Government Contracts Law Group attorney Amy Laderberg O’Sullivan is featured for her comments on a February 2005 decision that will prohibit Federal Prison Industries from winning service contracts intended for small businesses.
August 14, 2006 – Government Executive
State Department Takes Stand Against Falun Gong
August 7, 2006 — Legal Times
Stuart H. Newberger is featured for his comments on the governments stand against the Falun Gong religious group.
Vault’s View from the Top: Advice from Legal Woman Leaders
July 31, 2006 —
Energy Law Group partner Jennifer N. Waters is highlighted for her career achievements and insight as a woman in the legal industry. The piece was part of a Vault Guide that enabled women leaders in law firms to share their experiences in the legal field and their collected wisdom with prospective lawyers, law students and lawyers beginning their careers.
July 2006 – Vault, Inc.
Lawmaker Rips CHP, Calls for an Audit
July 28, 2006 —
Randall Erickson, partner in the firm’s California office, is quoted in a story about a state legislator calling for an across-the-board audit of the California Highway Patrol after questions were raised over a no-bid contract for pistols involving a gun manufacturer.
July 28, 2006 – Sacramento Bee
Public Law Center Celebrates 25 Years
July 20, 2006 — Orange County Register
Crowell & Moring is recognized as Law Firm of the Year by the Public Law Center.
Silver Anniversary Shines on Exemplars of Justice
July 20, 2006 — Los Angeles Daily Journal
The Orange County Public Law Center named Crowell & Moring’s California office “Law Firm of the Year” 2006. Counsel Deborah E. Arbabi is quoted in a story about the dedicated attorneys and staff that were honored at the Public Law Center’s 25th anniversary.
Suit Targets CHP Purchase of Pistols: $5.3 Million Order for Smith & Wesson Violated Contract Rules, Rival Gun Seller Says
July 12, 2006 —
Randall Erickson, partner in the firm's California office, is quoted in a story about pistol seller SigArms Inc. going to court to stop the California Highway Patrol from taking delivery of its new pistols, alleging that the department’s recent $5.3 million order for Smith & Wesson guns violates state contract rules.
July 12, 2006 – Sacramento Bee
July 1, 2006 —
Crowell & Moring partner Mark D. Plevin is featured in American Lawyer for his comments on the decline of asbestos case filings since 2003. The article cites Crowell & Moring statistics that show, "bankruptcy filings offer additional evidence that asbestos litigation is no longer the dire threat that defendants claimed."
July 1, 2006 – The American Lawyer
Bottled up: Why Coke Stands Accused of Being Too Cosy With the Karimovs
June 16, 2006 — Financial Times (also appeared in the ABA Section of the International Law’s Russia/Eurasia Committee Newsletter, October 2006)
Crowell & Moring International Dispute Resolution Group co-chair Stuart H. Newberger is featured in the Financial Times for his comments on the international arbitration claim filed in Vienna, Austria on behalf of Crowell & Moring client ROZ Trading, Ltd., against a subsidiary of Coca-Cola and the Republic of Uzbekistan, its former partners in a soft-drink joint venture. The claim alleges that ROZ Trading, Ltd. was unlawfully excluded from the joint venture and had its shares unlawfully taken by the Uzbekistani Government -- and that the respondents continue to operate the joint venture today at great profit.
A Summer of Good Works
June 5, 2006 — Legal Times
Crowell & Moring is featured in the Legal Times 2006 Summer Associates Special Report for encouraging summer associates to become involved with pro bono and public interest opportunities.
Give and Take
June 1, 2006 —
Werner Berg, Brussels partner in the firm’s Antitrust Group, is featured in the European Lawyer for his comments on the European Commission and the strict rules on recovery of state aid.
June 2006 – European Lawyer
Reporter Contempt Case May Soon Be Resolved
May 23, 2006 — The New York Times
Partner Andrew H. Marks was cited for his role as mediator in the Wen Ho Lee case, viewed by the media as one of the most significant press-freedom battles of recent years. Intensive settlement negotiations between former nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee and the U.S. government were reported to delay action by the Supreme Court on appeals by reporters fighting to protect their confidential sources in the case.
Civilians vs. Terror
April 2006 — The American Lawyer
Stuart H. Newberger is featured on the firm’s victims of terrorism litigation work against sovereign states such as Libya and Iran.
New Federal Rule on Internet Job Searches Will Present Challenges to Colleges
March 17, 2006 —
Kris D. Meade, Labor & Employment Group Chair, is featured for his comments on the new “Internet-applicant rule” that went into effect on February 6, 2006.
March 17, 2006 – The Chronicle of Higher Education
On The Horn: Firms Prepare for the AT&T-BellSouth Merger
March 13, 2006 — Legal Times, Inadmissible
Crowell & Moring is cited as lead antitrust counsel for AT&T in its acquisition of BellSouth Corp. The deal is the third major antitrust matter for which Crowell & Moring has advised the organization. Last year, Crowell & Moring played a similar role for SBC Communications Inc. in its $16 billion acquisition of AT&T Corp, and in 2003 the firm advised SBC/Cingular Wireless in its $41 billion acquisition of AT&T Wireless.
March 3, 2006 —
Crowell & Moring's annual Diversity in the Legal Profession Scholarship Program is featured as a result of the $25,000 in scholarship awards it presented to three Washington, D.C. law school students. The firm's annual Diversity in the Legal Profession Scholarship Program consists of three monetary awards, one at $10,000 and two at $7,500, which are given to deserving racially and ethnically diverse students currently enrolled and pursuing a J.D. degree at an accredited law school in the District of Columbia.
March 3, 2006 – Washington Business Journal
New EEO-1 Kicks Off With Survey in 2007
March 1, 2006 — HR Magazine
Labor & Emplyment Law Group Chair, Kris Meade, is featured in HR Magazine for comments he helped draft on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about proposed changes to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's EEO-1 report.
Timothy M. Biddle Discusses Mine Safety Regulations on MSNBC
January 11, 2006 —
Environmental & Natural Resources partner Timothy M. Biddle appears on MSNBC's Scarborough Country to discuss coal industry safety and regulations. He cites the 90 percent improvement rate in mine safety achieved by the industry since the 1970s.
January 11, 2006 – MSNBC Scarborough Country
Justice Department’s Hanusik Joins Crowell & Moring
January 9, 2006 —
Bloomberg News features the move of Thomas A. Hanusik, former Assistant Chief of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section, to Crowell & Moring's White Collar and Securities Litigation Group. The article highlights the many former Justice Department attorneys now at the firm--24 in all.
January 9, 2006 – Bloomberg News
Abramoff Prosecutor Shuns Spotlight
January 9, 2006 — Legal Times
White Collar & Securities Litigation partner Philip T. Inglima is quoted regarding his former Office of Indpendent Counsel colleagues, the Department of Justice's Mary Butler. Inglima represents Shawn Vasell, a former Abramoff colleague, in the investigation.
Outlook 2006: Medicare Drug Benefit of Highest Concern
January 4, 2006 — BNA, Inc. Health Plan & Provider
Health Care Law attorney Art Lerner is featured in a recent article about the new Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit.
Reproduced with permission from Health Plan & Provider Report, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan. 4, 2006).
Copyright 2006 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) <www.bna.com>
White Whale: Dispute Over Green Line Close to Resolution
January 2, 2006 — Legal Times Inadmissible
Government Contracts attorneys George D. Ruttinger and W. Stanfield Johnson are featured in a recent article about the 15 year legal battle between WMATA and the contractors responsible for building Metro's Green Line.
Crowell & Moring Hires New Partner
December 2005 — Washington Post
The Washington Post featured Philip T. Inglima's arrival to Crowell & Moring as a partner in the White Collar & Securities Litigation Group. He has practiced white-collar criminal law for more than 15 years and has represented executives from companies including the Enron Corporation.
Legal Departments Get Aggressive In Pursuing Recoveries
November 30, 2005 — Corporate Legal Times
Kent A. Gardiner, partner in the Antitrust and Litigation groups, is featured with DuPont’s Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Thomas L. Sager, for their antitrust recovery work.
Business Attorneys: A Smart Legal Advisor Can Be a Start-up’s Best Friend
October 13, 2005 —
California corporate attorney Todd Lesko is featured in article about the importance of business attorneys for start-up enterprises.
October 13, 2005 – OC Metro Magazine
Caught in the Act: Critics Say Safety Act Stifles Anti-Terrorism Technology
July 18, 2005 — Federal Computer Week
David Z. Bodenheimer, a partner in Crowell & Moring's False Claims and Government Contracts Group, was cited for his insights on the Safety Act.
Endangered Species Act Faces Broad New Challenges
June 22, 2005 — New York Times
Steven Quarles, chair of the Natural Resources and Environmental Group, was cited for his insights on the Endangered Species Act.
Who's Who Legal Recognizes Brian Elmer and Richard Beizer
June 2, 2005 — Who's Who Legal
Crowell & Moring partners Brian C. Elmer and Richard L. Beizer were recently nominated by their peers and listed as leading practitioners in "The International Who's Who of Business Crime Lawyers 2005," published by Who's Who Legal as a reference source for companies seeking leading lawyers.
Crowell & Moring's Thomas Gies Quoted in Business Insurance Regarding Employment Law
May 26, 2005 — Business Insurance
Thomas P. Gies was quoted regarding the use of claims release forms, documents given by employers to terminated employees in return for severance pay. Gies, who is a Washington, DC-based partner in Crowell & Moring's Bankruptcy, Class Actions, Employee Benefits, Health Care, and Labor & Employment Groups, addressed whether to include "covenant not to sue'' language in release forms.
Crowell & Moring Litigators Prepare Chapter in ABA Book Concerning Business Torts Litigation
May 3, 2005 — ABA Litigation Section - Business Torts Litigation
Crowell & Moring attorneys Andrew H. Marks, John L. Murino, and Matthew F. Scarlato prepared a chapter in the ABA Litigation Section's new book titled, "Business Torts Litigation." The Crowell & Moring litigators provided insight concerning remedies for clients in business torts litigation.
Art Lerner Quoted in Modern Healthcare for Antitrust Expertise
April 27, 2005 — Modern Healtcare
Arthur N. Lerner was quoted in the April 18, 2005 edition of Modern Healthcare regarding the merger of Mease Health Care System and Morton Plant Hospital Association. Lerner, who is a Washington, DC-based partner in Crowell & Moring's Antitrust, False Claims Act, and Health Care Groups, addressed antitrust matters concerning the deal.
"It was an innovative attempt at letting everybody have their cake and eat it too," said Lerner.
Corporate Group Cited in The Deal for Nortel Purchase of PEC Solutions
April 27, 2005 — The Deal
Corporate attorneys Donald L. Toker, James R. Stuart, and Richard B. Holbrook were cited in The Deal for their work representing Nortel Corp. in its agreement to purchase PEC Solutions Inc. More than a dozen Crowell & Moring attorneys worked on the deal, including James J. Regan and Elizabeth W. Newsom, who were called on for their government contract expertise.
Crowell & Moring Receives DuPont Legal's 2004 Challenge Award
April 25, 2005 — Legal Times
The April 25th edition of Legal Times highlighted Crowell & Moring's recognition by DuPont Legal. The firm received the 2004 Challenge Award for its contributions to the DuPont Legal Model. Crowell & Moring was recognized for its outstanding commitment to and support of DuPont Legal's Six Sigma Program; creative utilization of value-based and alternative fee arrangements; and outstanding services and results, particularly in the area of plaintiffs' recovery opportunities.
Arthur Lerner Cited by BNA's Health Law Reporter for Health Care Antitrust Expertise
April 22, 2005 — BNA's Health Law Reporter
Partner Arthur N. Lerner was cited in the March 10, 2005 issue of BNA's Health Law Reporter. The article addressed antitrust concerns faced by pay for performance (P4P) programs, which peg provider payments to patient care as measured by specific criteria. Lerner was cited in the story as advising attorneys to "look at P4P programs and decide whether, deep down, this is just anticompetitive" or is truly creating choice. "I've learned about some programs where I think it is a bit of a front," he told BNA. Lerner directed the Federal Trade Commission's health care antitrust program from 1982 to 1985.
Richard Schwartz Joins Pork Industry Leaders to Discuss EPA Agreement on Web-cast
April 18, 2005 —
Partner Richard E. Schwartz participated in a Web-cast panel discussion regarding the EPA's Clear Air Consent Agreement. Schwartz participated with National Pork Board Vice President Danita Rodibaugh and Indiana Pork Producers Association (IPPA) President Alan Wilhoite, among others, to discuss the advantages and consequences of signing up for the agreement and proper documentation for signing up for the program and related research. The deadline to sign up for EPA's Air Emissions Consent Agreement is July 1, 2005.
April 18, 2005
Government Contracts Attorney Dan Forman Quoted in Federal Computer Week
April 18, 2005 —
Counsel Dan Forman was quoted in a April 18, 2005 Federal Computer Week article, "Alaska Native Companies on Thin Ice," regarding advantages they receive under a special 8(a) federal contracting program. The article addressed whether Alaska native-owned companies should be able to get noncompetitive contracts that have no value cap.
April 18, 2005 – Federal Computer Week