The business of Crowell & Moring LLP is directed by a twelve-person Management Board, functioning similarly to a corporate board of directors. Management Board members are elected by the partners of the firm for a three-year term, and may be re-elected for a second consecutive term. The chair of the Management Board is also elected by the partners for a three-year term, and serves as chairman of the firm. The day-to-day business of the firm is managed by a four-person Executive Committee, consisting of the chair of the Management Board and three other Management Board members.
Other important activities are managed and supervised by the firm's managing partner. These activities include oversight of administrative departments and committees of partners and professional staff, with each committee headed by a chair appointed by the Management Board. The firm's committees include Diversity, Finance, Firm Life, Lawyer Development, Professional Development, Professional Responsibility, Public Service, Recruiting, Retirement, Summer Program, Technology and Visiting International Scholars Program. The firm's administrative team is a group of dedicated professionals who provide the firm and its partnership with maximum efficiency and productivity in the areas of Accounting & Finance, Conflicts, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing & Business Development, Operations, Records and Research Services.
Reporting to the Executive Committee and the managing partner are the chief financial officer, chief human resources officer, and chief marketing and business development officer. The firm's lawyers are organized into substantive Practice Groups, each headed by a chair appointed by the Executive Committee.