Crowell & Moring: Deep Bench of Talented and Diverse Partners
Message from Crowell & Moring Last year, the general counsels and chief legal officers at several corporations and financial institutions rightly challenged law firms to do better when it comes to investing in and promoting their diverse and female attorneys. We applaud their leadership and willingness to take a public stand on this important issue. As shown by the enclosed brochure – which highlights many of our diverse and female partners – Crowell & Moring is prepared to meet this challenge. Since being founded 40 years ago, Crowell has fully committed itself to recruiting attorneys and staff with different backgrounds, ideas, traditions, and perspectives. In addition to believing that we have a moral obligation to offer all our partners and employees a welcoming work environment, we have fully committed ourselves to diversity and inclusion because we know that it makes us a stronger law firm and better advisors to our clients. Our experience has proven that recruiting, retaining, and promoting the best legal talent from all backgrounds enables us to better serve our clients. Our firm’s longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion has allowed us to exceed the national averages for our peer firms in all key diversity demographics, including the number of diverse and female partners. This commitment has also resulted in diverse and female attorneys being elected to key leadership positions within our firm. For example, our Executive Committee is chaired by a woman and diverse and female partners comprise nearly 50% of our 12-person Management Board. Our firm’s ability to recruit and build diverse leadership teams is one of the reasons why the Diversity Lab recently certified us as “Mansfield Rule 2.0” compliant (a distinction that less than 70 firms received). Our firm’s innovative and thoughtful approach to diversity and inclusion has also resulted in many of our lawyers being recognized as leaders in this area within the legal profession. For example, the Chair of our Executive Committee, Ellen Dwyer, was recently elected to serve as the incoming Chair of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, which is a pioneering organization that has developed effective partnerships and programming for promoting diversity and inclusion within law firms and corporate legal departments. In addition, the Co-Chair of our Diversity Committee, Juan Arteaga, recently received the New York City Bar Association’s “Diversity and Inclusion Champion” Award in recognition of his tireless and effective efforts to promote diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. While we are proud of these results, we fully understand that we can, and must, continue to improve the way we approach diversity and inclusion. This is one reason why we recently created the position of Chief Talent and Inclusion Officer and made this a C-suite position that reports directly to the Chairs of our Management Board and Executive Committee. In providing you the enclosed brochure, we hope to bring to your attention a number of our diverse and female partners, many of whom are consistently recognized as top practitioners in their practice areas and have become trusted advisors to sophisticated clients when it comes to their most important, complex, and sensitive matters. We are confident that our diverse and female partners – like the rest of the attorneys at our firm – can provide you and your legal and business teams with high-quality legal representation in a practical, cost-effective, and value-enhancing manner. Again, we applaud the innovative and bold leadership that in-house lawyers have shown when it comes to encouraging law firms such as ours to be accountable for making real and significant progress in the areas of diversity and inclusion. We hope you find this brochure helpful and look forward to an opportunity to further introduce our firm and diverse and female attorneys to you and your team. Philip T. Inglima, Firm Chair, Crowell & Moring Ellen Moran Dwyer, Chair, Firm Executive Committee John S. Gibson, Diversity Council Steering Committee Co-Chair Juan A. Arteaga, Diversity Council Steering Committee Co-Chair
Index Advertising & Media
Commercial Finance & Lending
ERISA & Employee Benefits
Holly A. Melton
Antitrust Juan A. Arteaga Deborah E. Arbabi John S. Gibson Alexis J. Gilman Jason C. Murray Beatrice B. Nguyen Chahira Solh Jeane A. Thomas
Nathaniel P. Bualat Sarah Gilbert
Emily T. Kuwahara
Kristin J. Madigan Richard McNeil Beatrice B. Nguyen Tracy A. Roman
Laura Foggan Susan M. Hoffman Emily Kuwahara
Aviation Eileen M. Gleimer
Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Monique D. Almy
Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology Michelle Ann Gitlitz
C&M International Evan Y. Chuck Jodi G. Daniel Robert Holleyman
Evan Y. Chuck Michelle Ann Gitlitz Eileen M. Gleimer Charles C. Hwang Ilana Lubin Stephanie Marcantonio Nicole Janigian Simonian Cathryn Williams
Digital Transformation Jodi G. Daniel Cheryl A. Falvey Laura Foggan
E-Discovery & Information Management
Robert Holleyman Elliott P. Laws
Government Contracts Jacinta Alves Trina Fairley Barlow Lorraine M. Campos Adelicia R. Cliffe Kate M. Growley Manu Elihu Lombardo Amy Laderberg O’Sullivan Nicole Owren-Wiest Anuj Vohra Gail D. Zirkelbach
Health Care Jacinta Alves A. Xavier Baker Nathaniel P. Bualat Kathy Hirata Chin Jodi G. Daniel Renée Delphin-Rodriguez
Jeane A. Thomas
Alexis J. Gilman
Keith J. Harrison
Laurel Pyke Malson
Nicole Janigian Simonian
Rebecca L. Springer
Jennifer S. Romano
Deborah E. Arbabi
Jennifer N. Waters
Environment & Natural Resources
Beatrice B. Nguyen Tracy A. Roman Jennifer S. Romano April Nelson Ross Eric Su
Michael David Boucher
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Intellectual Property Litigation Kathryn L. Clune
Valerie M. Goo
Elliott P. Laws
Anne Elise Herold Li
Kirsten L. Nathanson
Deborah H. Yellin
Jennifer N. Waters
Valerie M. Goo
Ryan C. Tisch
A. Marisa Chun
Monique D. Almy
International Dispute Resolution
Valerie M. Goo
Regulatory & Policy
Laurel Pyke Malson
Kate M. Growley
A. Xavier Baker
Keith J. Harrison
Michael David Boucher
Susan M. Hoffman
Lorraine M. Campos
Emily T. Kuwahara
Evan Y. Chuck
Michelle J. Linderman
Manu Elihu Lombardo
Adelicia R. Cliffe
Kristin J. Madigan
Michelle J. Linderman
Laurel Pyke Malson
Manu Elihu Lombardo
S. Starling Marshall
Kirsten L. Nathanson
Holly A. Melton
Jason C. Murray
David R. Stepp
Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan
Ryan C. Tisch
Lorraine M. Campos
Jennifer N. Waters
Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan
Rebecca Monck Ricigliano
Rebecca Monck Ricigliano
Jennifer S. Romano
Gail D. Zirkelbach
April Nelson Ross
International Trade Evan Y. Chuck Adelicia R. Cliffe Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro Robert Holleyman Michelle J. Linderman Nicole Janigian Simonian David R. Stepp
Labor & Employment Trina Fairley Barlow Ellen Moran Dwyer Nicole Janigian Simonian Rebecca L. Springer Eric Su
Litigation & Trial Juan A. Arteaga A. Xavier Baker Trina Fairley Barlow Michael David Boucher
Chahira Solh Eric Su Jeane A. Thomas Anuj Vohra
Restructuring & Creditorsâ€™ Rights Monique D. Almy Cathryn Williams
Retail & Consumer Products Alexis J. Gilman Ilana Lubin
Gail D. Zirkelbach
Mass Tort, Product & Consumer Litigation
S. Starling Marshall
Rebecca Baden Chaney Honor Costello Cheryl A. Falvey Tracy A. Roman
Charles C. Hwang David McFarlane
White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Juan A. Arteaga
April Nelson Ross
A. Marisa Chun Rebecca Monck Ricigliano
Kathy Hirata Chin
Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations
A. Marisa Chun
Kathy Hirata Chin
Kathryn L. Clune
Nathaniel P. Bualat Rebecca Baden Chaney
Honor Costello Ellen Moran Dwyer
Michelle Ann Gitlitz
Deborah E. Arbabi
Cheryl A. Falvey
Privacy & Cybersecurity
John S. Gibson
Kate M. Growley
Kristin J. Madigan
John Gibson is one of the leading commercial, technology, and antitrust litigators in the nation. A 30-year veteran of litigation battles and rescue missions, he has won celebrated trials and cases around the country for high-tech, international, and Fortune 500 companies, as well as healthcare companies, professional sports teams, and pro bono clients seeking social justice. Representative matters include: • Won summary judgment for leading technology company, defeating Unfair Competition Law claim in precedent-setting antitrust and contract litigation to determine FRAND licensing terms and trial verdict that client did not breach FRAND licensing obligations. • Won motion to dismiss for leading mobile-device maker in federal antitrust litigation over company's role in technical standard-setting for 4G-LTE mobile technology, defeating a threatened injunction against launch of the company's 4G devices.
John S. Gibson Partner Orange County +1.949.798.1330 email@example.com
• Served as lead trial counsel for Los Angeles Clippers in historic diversity and inclusion-related litigation against the team’s former owner after TMZ published his racist remarks, enabling the team’s widely-acclaimed sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. The victory and crisis management avoided a potential walkout of star NBA players. John serves on the firm’s Management Board and is co-chair of the Diversity Council. He is rated as AV Preeminent 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell, has been successively recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America, and named “Attorney of the Year” by the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association in 2019.
Antitrust | Litigation & Trial
Juan Arteaga advises companies, boards of directors, special committees, and executives on a broad range of civil and criminal antitrust matters, including litigation, merger reviews, as well as government and internal investigations. He also represents clients in numerous high-profile and complex regulatory investigations and commercial litigation, including securities litigation, shareholder derivative actions, and class actions. Between 2013 and 2017, Juan was a senior official in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement and Chief of Staff, and Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General. During his tenure with the DOJ, Juan led various high-profile civil and criminal investigations, successfully represented the government in numerous trials, and helped oversee all aspects of the Antitrust Division’s operations and enforcement programs, including non-merger civil investigations and litigation, and criminal cartel investigations and prosecutions. Recent representative matters include:
Juan A. Arteaga Partner New York +1.212.803.4053 firstname.lastname@example.org
• AT&T in DOJ investigation and trial that resulted in district court rejecting the DOJ’s challenge to AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. • JPMorgan Chase in multidistrict litigation involving the alleged manipulation of various benchmarks for financial instruments. • Multiple audit and special committees in sensitive internal investigations and related litigation. Juan is co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Council and hiring partner for the New York office.
Antitrust | Litigation & Trial | White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement
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Monique D. Almy has over 32 years’ experience in the Creditors’ Rights area. Monique is recognized by Chambers for her national practice. She is a member of the firm’s bankruptcy group and plays a leading role in some of the most prominent bankruptcies. Forbes recently recognized the firm’s bankruptcy practice as one of the best bankruptcy practices in the country. Monique’s practice focuses primarily on corporate bankruptcy, restructuring, and other insolvency-related matters. She has extensive experience in the representation of lender syndicates, institutional investors, and financial institutions. Monique has advised some of the nation’s largest special servicers on all aspects of commercial real estate workouts. She has served as both a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustee in complicated business bankruptcy filings and is one of only four trustees in the Baltimore region. Monique represents secured lenders in large national cases. Recent representations include:
Monique D. Almy Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2935 email@example.com
• Two receivership actions for Midland Loan Services on significant commercial properties in Baltimore, M.D. – the Holiday Inn-Baltimore Inner Harbor and the anchor retail space at the Inner Harbor, known as Harborplace. • Major New York City real estate firm in a federal receivership with collateral in multiple states that raised complex cross-jurisdictional issues. • Appointed as “Plan Officer” by a federal bankruptcy judge in the Chapter 11 reorganization of an upscale waterfront residential complex to guide the association’s efforts out of bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights | Financial Services | Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
Jacinta Alves practices in the Health Care and Government Contracts groups. She counsels health care providers, managed care organizations, and a variety of government contractors and grantees in a wide array of litigation, regulatory, and compliance matters. Jacinta’s practice includes advising entities on matters related to internal and government investigations, the physician self-referral law (Stark Law), the Anti-Kickback Statute, the FCA, receipt of government overpayments, procurement and grant fraud, suspension and debarment, and other federal and state fraud and abuse issues. In 2015, she served for six months as interim General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of a healthcare non-profit that provided nearly $1 billion in assistance, in part, to specifically assess the adequacy of the organization’s compliance and audit plan in light of identified risk areas. Jacinta obtained her Leading Professional in Ethics and Compliance (LPEC) certification in 2014. Recent representations include:
Jacinta Alves Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202. 624.2573 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Represented government contractors and health care entities in government investigations and internal investigations relating to the civil False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law, among others. • Represented hospital systems in self-disclosures pursuant to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol. • Assisted government contractors in contract review and negotiation with federal and state agencies.
Government Contracts | Health Care
Deborah Arbabi is member of the firm’s Antitrust Group and a leader in the Plaintiffs Recovery practice, through which she has helped clients recover over $500 million in recent years. Focusing on identifying and pursuing overcharges, she assists clients with achieving recovery through litigation, negotiation, and pursuit of claims. Deborah has unique experience in class action claims recovery, and devotes the majority of her practice to pursuing and maximizing claims in large antitrust and tort settlements. She is experienced in the process by which class action settlements are administered and distributed, and in resolving disputes involving allowable purchases, sufficiency of data, jurisdictional issues, and matters affecting allocations of funds. Deborah advises on all aspects of complex litigation, including trial, pretrial and appellate work. She has handled matters in federal and state courts, as well as in ADR procedures. Deborah is particularly experienced in multi-party litigation and class actions.
Deborah E. Arbabi Partner Orange County +1.949.798.1318 email@example.com
Antitrust | Class Actions | Plaintiffs Recovery
A. Xavier Baker advises clients on health care insurance and managed care regulations, investigations, transactions, and litigation. He counsels national and regional health insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, care coordination organizations, and other specialty health care service providers and trade associations on complex regulatory issues. Xavier has extensive experience navigating federal and state health insurance regulatory schemes, including rapidly evolving demands under the Affordable Care Act, potential repeal and replacement legislation, and regulatory changes under the Trump Administration. He advises on numerous federal health care programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and TRICARE and assists clients with their myriad compliance obligations.
A. Xavier Baker Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2842 firstname.lastname@example.org
Xavier provides health care policy analysis on public policy initiatives to combat pediatric asthma in Washington, D.C. He led a team of Crowell & Moring attorneys that advised on legal requirements for assisted reproductive technology and custodial issues nationwide. Recent representative engagements: • A managed care organization in response to multiple investigations by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights regarding compliance with non-discrimination requirements under Affordable Care Act Section 1557. • Overseeing a multistate review and revision of a health plan’s provider contracts across multiple lines of business and development of provider incentive arrangements. • General counseling, regulatory analysis, and support for pharmacy benefit management contracting for both health plans and pharmacy benefit managers.
Health Care | Litigation & Trial | Regulatory & Policy
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Trina Fairley Barlow devotes a substantial portion of her practice to helping government contractors navigate and comply with the myriad laws, regulations, and Executive Orders which impact employers who are also government contractors. She routinely advises and represents a broad range of other organizations, including Fortune 100 companies, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, professional services firms, start-ups, joint ventures, and nonprofit organizations on a range of labor and employment matters. Her litigation work includes regularly representing employers before administrative agencies, as well as numerous federal agencies. Trina also advises federal contractors on the requirements of the Service Contract Act, as well as the Davis Bacon Act, and assists clients with developing compliance strategies that reduce legal risks.
Trina Fairley Barlow Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2830 email@example.com
In the alternative dispute resolution context, Trina has litigated cases before JAMS and AAA. Trina provides legal advice, guidance, and training to employers on issues ranging from hiring, discipline, and terminations, to wage and hour compliance and reductions-in-force. She advises employers on the implementation and enforcement of personnel policies. Representative experience includes: • Representing employers in litigation matters arising under Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, USSERA, and Section 3730(h) of the FCA. • Defending and advising clients in False Claim Act (FCA) whistleblower retaliation cases. • Leading large internal investigations that frequently encompass a complex combination of labor and employment, government contracts, and ethics and compliance issues.
Government Contracts | Labor & Employment | Litigation & Trial
Michael Boucher focuses on federal and state regulation of chemical and pesticide substances and products, including household and consumer products, biological and microbial substances and products, and products of biotechnology and nanotechnology. His practice encompasses all aspects of regulation, compliance, and enforcement under the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and compliance with California’s Proposition 65. Michael represents companies in numerous EPA inspections and related enforcement actions. He has obtained civil and criminal penalty mitigation under EPA enforcement policies for hundreds of intentional and unintentional violations and has helped companies respond to EPA subpoenas for information, citizen suits, and citizen petitions. Michael also provides product regulatory due diligence in a variety of chemical and pesticide company acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, and spin-offs. Recent representative matters follow:
Michael David Boucher Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2787 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Defended a producer of pesticide products in a $1.8 million civil penalty action by EPA under FIFRA. • Represented a manufacturer of pigments and an importer and processor of agricultural chemicals in neutral scheme inspections by EPA under TSCA. • Represented a California pesticide product registrant in a random mill assessment and compliance audit conducted by California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation under the state’s Food and Agriculture Code. Michael was named to BTI Consulting Group’s list of 2018 “Client Service All-Stars.”
Administrative Law & Regulatory | Chemicals | Pesticides
Nathaniel P. Bualat’s practice focuses on complex commercial, university licensing, and healthcare litigation. He represents a variety of clients, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, Fortune 500 companies, and universities in all aspects of litigation, from pre-litigation investigation and counseling through trial and appeal. Since 2011, Nathaniel has had three jury trials, three bench trials, and two arbitration evidentiary hearings. Recent representative matters include: • Represented university system in a one-week bench trial regarding potential sublicensing income from a technology license. • Represented a behavioral health benefits administrator in a three-week class-action bench trial in which a consumer class alleged violation of ERISA in the denial of residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment claims.
Nathaniel P. Bualat Partner San Francisco +1.415.365.7294 email@example.com
• Represented university system in patent license dispute over cancer treatment in which the plaintiff pharmaceutical company sought damages exceeding $200 million. Obtained summary adjudication in favor of client.
Commercial Litigation | Healthcare Litigation | Litigation & Trial
Lorraine M. Campos focuses her practice on assisting clients with a variety of issues related to government contracts, government ethics, campaign finance, and lobbying laws. She regularly counsels clients on all aspects of the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) programs. Lorraine also routinely advises clients on the terms and conditions of these agreements, including the Price Reduction Clause, small business subcontracting requirements, and country of origin restrictions mandated under U.S. trade agreements, such as the Trade Agreements Act and the Buy American Act. Additionally, she advises life sciences companies, in particular, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, on federal procurement and federal pricing statutes, including the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992. Recent representations include:
Lorraine M. Campos Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2786 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Developed and implemented government contract compliance programs for a variety of technology, manufacturing, life science, security, and financial service companies. • Conducted multiple internal investigations regarding allegations including pricing under government contracts, bribery and Anti-Kickback Act violations, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. • Represented federal grantees, such as universities, for-profit and nonprofit entities, in federal grant regulatory compliance and in securing or retaining federal funds as a grantee. Lorraine was recognized by the Profiles in Diversity Journal as one of their "Women Worth Watching” and regularly publicly presents on investigations, government contracts, and ethics.
Government Contracts | Investigations | Regulatory & Policy
Crowell & Moring
Rebecca Baden Chaney litigates complex product-related matters, with a particular emphasis on commercial disputes in the automotive and trucking, and consumer product industries. In her commercial litigation practice, Rebecca represents clients in crisis management, warranty, indemnity, and breach of contract matters. She is also well-versed in class and mass action proceedings within her industries of focus, as well as the medical device industry. In addition to her litigation practice, Rebecca counsels clients on product regulatory matters and advises on product liability and risk management issues during the life cycle of products from preto-post launch. This includes product labeling and minimizing risk, as well as providing guidance on recall and regulatory compliance issues in connection with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Recent representations include:
Rebecca Baden Chaney Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2772 email@example.com
• Representing leading Tier 1 automotive parts supplier in multiple disputes and litigation concerning defect and indemnity claims; includes favorable resolution of a dispute with claims valued in excess of $1 billion. • Achieved and defended on appeal dismissal on the pleadings for a hotel door lock manufacturer in four consolidated putative class action lawsuits filed by hotels alleging plaintiffs’ locks were “hackable.” • Representing a medical device manufacturer in product liability litigation filed in multiple jurisdictions in the U.S. Rebecca served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Lynne A. Battaglia, Maryland Court of Appeals.
Litigation & Trial | Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation | Product Risk Management
Kathy Chin concentrates her practice in health care and real estate litigation. She has successfully represented individual health care providers and associations of such providers in challenges to federal and state agency action, including multiple suits regarding statewide Medicaid reimbursement issues. Kathy has wide experience in various forms of real estate litigation, including disputes over transferable development rights, leasehold valuation, allocation of PILOT monies, and local law compliance issues. She has extensive experience with real estate foreclosures, having conducted or supervised foreclosures of numerous multimillion-dollar mortgages on various types of property, including office buildings, condominium complexes, and mixed-use buildings. Representative matters include: • Defended an international dialysis services provider against RICO claims in federal court, based on allegedly fraudulent billing activity.
Kathy Hirata Chin Partner New York +1.212.895.4304 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Represented a pharmaceutical services provider in a billing dispute with a chain of nursing homes. • Obtained court approval for the sale of a not-for-profit facility over the objection of the Charities Bureau of the New York State Attorney General. Kathy has been nominated twice – in 2012 and 2014 – for appointment to the State Court of Appeals by the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination. In April 2016, she was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the First Department Judicial Screening Committee. Kathy has been a member of the Second Circuit Judicial Council Committee on Civic Education & Public Engagement since January 2016.
Health Care | Litigation & Trial | Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations
Evan Chuck leads the firm’s Asia practice and is also a director of the firm’s China consulting subsidiary, CMI Shanghai. Evan has more than 25 years of international trade and cross-border transactional experience and has been a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 companies in structuring market entry, global supply chain and e-commerce strategies across the Asia-Pacific region. He has in-depth experience in China with cross-border acquisitions/dispositions, government regulatory compliance, and investigations and advises within a broad range of technology and data-intensive industries.
Evan Y. Chuck Partner Los Angeles +1.213.310.7999 email@example.com
Evan represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies in their expansion, operations, and disposition across Asia, and advises well-known luxury and sports-related brands growing in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in their e-commerce strategies targeted at Chinese consumers. He advises companies in the cosmetics, apparel/accessories, food & beverage, hospitality, and luxury department store segments expanding into China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Recent representations include: • Consortium of Chinese companies acquiring a stake in the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. • The disposition of Chinese assets for an American worldwide manufacturing company in a multijurisdictional sale of its mining business to another American manufacturing company for more than $1 billion dollars. • The private equity owner in a re-launch of its iconic toy store brand in China, with flagship stores planned in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as 30 smaller stores and shops.
Corporate | International Trade | Regulatory & Policy
Marisa Chun focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, class actions, and appeals, as well as government and internal investigations. An experienced trial lawyer and advocate recognized by The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, and Super Lawyers, Marisa represents clients in high-stakes commercial disputes, trade secret misappropriation, False Claims Act, health care fraud, antitrust, and other matters. As Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, Marisa advised DOJ leadership on various enforcement issues and oversaw certain antitrust, intellectual property rights, health care fraud, privacy, and telecommunications matters. As a federal prosecutor, she prosecuted cases involving narcotics trafficking, health care and immigration fraud, money laundering, and export control violations, winning every trial and appeal. Representations include:
A. Marisa Chun Partner San Francisco +1.415.365.7408 firstname.lastname@example.org
• A wealth management company and executive in high-stakes employee mobility case; after winning preliminary injunction, case settled favorably. • In a case of first impression, won the grant of a rare petition for writ of mandate in the California Court of Appeal for a global iconic theme park/entertainment company, vacating an order denying client’s motion to transfer venue. • Board member of automotive company and executive in federal investigation of potential money laundering and other crimes; no action taken against client. Marisa served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert Boochever of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Appellate | Litigation & Trial | White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement
Crowell & Moring
David Chung is a member of the Environment & Natural Resources Group. His practice focuses on litigation and regulatory counseling involving natural resources development and environmental issues. David has experience with matters concerning various environmental and public lands statutes, including the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and National Forest Management Act. In 2009, he served as a special assistant attorney general with the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General. David prepared dispositive motions, handled discovery, negotiated settlements in numerous civil litigation matters, and obtained jury trial experience in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Recent representations include:
David Chung Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2587 email@example.com
• Representing a national trade association in developing extensive legal and technical comments on Clean Air Act new source performance standards and in D.C. Circuit litigation challenging the final standards. • Representing national trade associations serving agriculture, forestry, electric utilities, and mining in advocacy efforts regarding various Clean Water Act regulatory proposals. • Advising an agricultural industry group on key regulatory, litigation, and policy matters involving nutrient regulation under the Clean Water Act and other environmental statutes.
Environment & Natural Resources | Litigation & Trial | Regulatory & Policy
Adelicia Cliffe is a member of the Steering Committee for the firm’s Government Contracts Group and a member of the International Trade Group. Addie’s practice includes a broad range of counseling, transactional, and litigation capabilities with respect to government contracts, international trade, and national security issues, including: development, review, and enhancement of compliance programs; due diligence and integration issues in the transactional context; voluntary and mandatory disclosures; GSA Schedule contracting; U.S. export controls; the Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act and other domestic preference programs; U.S. laws and regulations application to foreign investment and ownership in the U.S., such as reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and measures to mitigate Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI). Representative engagements include:
Adelicia R. Cliffe Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2816 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Assisted clients in the development, enhancement, and implementation of compliance programs, and provided counsel regarding mandatory disclosure obligations and related regulatory reporting processes. • Performed government contracts and international trade diligence, for both buyers and sellers, representing government contractors in a range of industries, such as Accenture Federal Services and HP Company. • Assisted contractors in performing internal investigations and defending against government investigations into various compliance issues. Addie served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable George W. Miller, U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She has been named a nationally recognized practitioner in the government contracts field by Chambers USA.
Government Contracts | International Trade | Regulatory & Policy
Kathryn Clune is a trial attorney with 25 years of experience. She focuses on patent, trademark and trade secrets litigation and counsels clients across a variety of industries. Kathryn represents companies from the pre-suit investigation through the Markman, trial, and appeal. She also focuses on litigating “Section 337” cases at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Kathryn is a seasoned appellate advocate, having argued numerous cases in federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to joining the firm, Kathryn served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where she gained extensive trial and appellate experience. Significant representations include:
Kathryn L. Clune Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2705 email@example.com
• Certain Automotive GPS Navigation Syst. (337-TA-814): Represented General Motors LLC in an investigation related to automobiles with in-dash GPS navigation systems. Won dismissal of GM and termination of the investigation after six months, with no exclusion. • Certain Adjustable-Height Beds (337-TA-734): Represented Invacare in an investigation related to adjustable hospital beds, resulting in Consent Order excluding accused products from entry into the U.S. • Siemens Mobility, Inc. v. Westinghouse Air Bark Technologies, (D. Del. 2016-present): Won jury trial in favor of Siemens involving Siemens’ patented Positive Train Control Technology. Final judgment was entered affirming jury verdict, awarding Siemens $14.2 million in damages. Kathryn served as a judicial clerk for Chief Judge Andrew S. Effron, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Intellectual Property Litigation | Litigation & Trial | Patent Litigation
Honor Costello’s practice focuses on litigating complex health care, antitrust, intellectual property, and commercial disputes, including class actions and multidistrict litigation proceedings. She has represented insurers, reinsurers, managed care organizations, financial institutions, manufacturers, energy companies, and pharmaceutical companies in state and federal litigations. Recent representations include: • Defending health insurance companies in nationwide and statewide class actions asserting antitrust claims. • Representing major automobile manufacturer in nationwide class action alleging vehicle performance defects, breach of warranty, fraud, and consumer protection claims. • Representing a medical school in litigation relating to breach of a patent license agreement.
Honor Costello Partner New York +1.212.803.4064 firstname.lastname@example.org
Crowell & Moring
Honor served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Charles J. Siragusa, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.
Class Actions | Litigation & Trial | Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation
Jodi Daniel is a partner in the Health Care Group and a member of its Steering Committee. She leads the firm’s Digital Health practice and provides strategic, legal, and policy advice to all types of health care and technology clients, navigating the dynamic regulatory environment related to technology in the health care sector. Jodi is also a director at C&M International, an international policy and regulatory affairs consulting firm affiliated with Crowell & Moring.
Jodi G. Daniel Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2908 email@example.com
Prior to joining the firm, Jodi was the founding director of the Office of Policy in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a decade after serving five years in the Office of the General Counsel at HHS. While at HHS, she helped spearhead important changes in health information technology to improve health care for consumers nationwide. Jodi was one of the key drafters of the original Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rules and Enforcement Rules, and developed the Nationwide Privacy and Security Framework for Electronic Exchange of Health Information. As former director at ONC, Jodi led the agency’s prominent federal advisory committees to build consensus on health IT standards and policy, establishing national policy in areas including privacy, security, consumer e-health, health IT safety and oversight, and connecting health care payment and health IT.
C&M International | Digital Health & Health Information Technology | Health Care
Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro is a member of the firm’s International Trade Group and counsels clients with respect to U.S. export controls and economic sanctions. Jana works with U.S. and non-U.S. clients on all aspects of export compliance, including day-to-day compliance counseling, developing compliance programs, completing commodity jurisdiction and classification analysis, conducting export trainings, and performing M&A due diligence and coordinating related regulatory submissions. Jana advises clients across a broad range of industries, from traditional aerospace and defense manufacturers and multi-national software companies, to start-ups in the technology sector, and regularly represents them before the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury in responding to government inquiries, conducting internal investigations, and in voluntary disclosures and enforcement proceedings. Recent representations include:
Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2843 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Conducted an export jurisdiction and classification assessment of UAV platform, including all subsystems, current and future state software, hardware, and related technology for a large U.S. technology company. • Represented a U.S. defense contractor in voluntary disclosures to the Department of State regarding unauthorized provision of defense services, including to nationals of armsembargoed countries. • Represented a U.S. manufacturer of specialty fluids in voluntary disclosures to the Department of Commerce regarding hundreds of unauthorized exports to China and other destinations, resulting in no administrative enforcement action.
CFIUS | Export Controls | International Trade
Renée Delphin-Rodriguez is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Health Care groups. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity and debt financing, corporate governance, and general commercial transactions. Renée’s clients span a wide range of industries, with a particular emphasis on companies within the health care industry. She has a unique blend of law firm and in-house experience. Renée served as assistant general counsel to a Fortune 500 health care company and as general counsel to a health care management services organization. Her broad understanding of managed care and value-based payment arrangements, combined with her corporate experience, allows Renée to effectively guide clients through complex transactions and provide strategic advice in a heavily regulated industry. Recent representations include:
Renée Delphin-Rodriguez Partner Los Angeles +1.213.310.7988
• Represented a multi-state medical group in connection with the expansion of its network into new geographies via joint ventures with health plans and hospital systems and its acquisition of other medical groups. • Represented a network of ambulatory surgery centers in a wide range of matters, including its commercial arrangements with health plans, providers, and third-party vendors.
email@example.com • Berkshire Hathaway in several public company acquisitions, including its acquisition of Wesco Financial and Oriental Trading Company. Renée was a law clerk to the Honorable Milan Smith, Jr. at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Corporate | Health Care
Ellen Dwyer represents employers in the full array of labor and employment matters, including class action and individual claims filed under federal and state anti-discrimination and related employment laws, as well as employment torts, including defamation, wrongful discharge, and related fiduciary duty claims. She has extensive experience investigating and litigating high stakes sexual harassment and related employee misconduct issues. Ellen advises employers on prophylactic measures to mitigate risk and remediate such claims, and develops and conducts training programs for clients on several substantive labor and employment topics, including sexual harassment, union avoidance, diversity, and personnel practices and management.
Ellen Moran Dwyer Partner Washington, DC +1.202.624.2574 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen is chair of Crowell & Moring's Executive Committee and a member of the Management Board. She has been a senior leader at Crowell & Moring for more than a decade and a champion of diversity efforts at the firm and within the broader legal industry. In her many leadership roles at the firm, Ellen has both led and participated in the development and execution of the firm’s strategy and business plan, as well as managed and overseen the firm’s offices, practices, and talent. She also serves on the Board of The Potomac School and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, an organization of law firm leaders committed to enhancing the diversity of the legal profession.
Employment Discrimination Counseling & Litigation | Labor & Employment | Litigation & Trial
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Cheryl A. Falvey is a member of the firm’s management board. She is an experienced trial lawyer who defends class actions, unfair competition, product liability, and other mass tort claims arising out of consumer, occupational, and environmental exposures. Cheri also provides brand and consumer protection counseling services, with a focus on product safety and security. Clients turn to Cheri when they need to launch innovative products while protecting their brand and reputation, avoid and defend liability in marketing products, build safety and security into products, and successfully navigate product safety challenges. Representative matters include: • Defended a Fortune 500 automobile manufacturer in a class action alleging security vulnerability that made the cars susceptible to third-party hackers.
Cheryl A. Falvey Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2675 email@example.com
• Support transportation rental and ride sharing companies navigating the emerging federal (NHTSA/CPSC) and state regulatory landscape affecting their products and vehicles. • Advised several international consumer product manufacturers and retailers regarding upgrading compliance and crisis management plans, including call center processing and data collection efforts, to enhance safety and compliance programs and ensure timely reporting of safety-related matters to the CPSC, FDA, and NHTSA. Cheri formerly served as general counsel of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, where she oversaw all federal court litigation, including civil and criminal cases referred by the Commission to the Department of Justice. She co-chairs the American Bar Association’s Internet of Things Committee, Science & Technology Law Section.
Digital Transformation | Litigation & Trial | Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation
Laura Foggan is chair of the firm's Insurance/Reinsurance Group. She represents insurers in a variety of litigation and counseling matters, often leading cross-practice teams to solve insurers’ most challenging exposures. Laura has participated in more than 250 appellate cases in federal and state appellate courts, including key national precedents on insurance issues. Her practice includes a particular focus on emerging risk, including privacy and cyber exposures, coverage for mass tort and class action claims, public nuisance actions, and other high-value claims. She also analyzes and formulates regulatory and legislative proposals for trade associations and individual clients. Laura’s representative experience includes:
Laura Foggan Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2774 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Counseling insurers and reinsurers on strategic opportunities, litigation trends, and emerging risks, such as autonomous vehicles and drones, privacy and cyber liability, global warming, internet-of-things, artificial intelligence, and utilization of blockchain or distributed-ledger technology. • Lead counsel in a wide range of complex insurance matters, including coverage disputes involving rescission, additional insureds, allocation, exhaustion, the duty to defend, and settlement obligations. • Representing insurance trade associations in a wide variety of matters affecting the business of insurance, including an extensive amicus curiae practice. Laura has been named to Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation list, is regularly recognized by Chambers USA as one of Washington, D.C.'s "Leading Lawyers" for insurers in commercial insurance work, and by Best Lawyers in America for insurance law, among many other honors.
Appellate | Digital Transformation | Insurance/Reinsurance
Sarah Gilbert handles complex commercial disputes, from pre-litigation through appeal, with a focus on the financial services sector. She has successfully defended financial services clients in class actions and other high stakes litigation matters. In addition to her experience litigating matters involving securities fraud, financial torts, unfair competition, and commercial contracts, Sarah also focuses her practice on the area of health care litigation, representing major health plans and other managed health care companies. Recent representations include: • Representing Macquarie Capital and related entities in an action alleging fraud and breach of contract in connection with an Asset Purchase Agreement.
Sarah Gilbert Partner New York +1.212.895.4226 email@example.com
• Representing Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies in MDL national and statewide class actions asserting antitrust claims. • Represented former Head of Global Securitized Asset Trading at an international financial institution in a civil DOJ action alleging fraud in the structuring and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities brought in the Eastern District of New York. Sarah served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Cathy Seibel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Commercial Litigation | Financial Services | Litigation & Trial
Alexis J. Gilman advises and represents clients on a broad range of civil antitrust matters, including compliance counseling and training, premerger HSR notifications, merger reviews, government investigations, and litigation, with a particular focus on representing merging parties and third parties in merger investigations by the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and state attorneys general offices. Alexis’ experience spans a wide-range of industries, including healthcare, retail, consumer goods, food and beverage, distribution, casinos and gaming, and telecommunications. From 2010-2017, he worked in the Mergers IV Division of the FTC, including as a deputy in the Division from 2012-2014 and as head of the Division from 2014-2017. Before joining the FTC, Alexis was an associate at an international law firm for nearly eight years. Recent representations include:
Alexis J. Gilman Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2570 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Represented AT&T in its successful defense of the DOJ’s suit challenging its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. • Represented multiple third parties in merger investigations by the FTC in the healthcare, retail, and consumer products industries, among others. • Representing a healthcare system in connection with potential transaction and FTC investigation. In 2019, based on research with clients and peers, Alexis was recognized by Who’s Who Legal in the category Competition – Future Leaders.
Antitrust | Health Care | Retail & Consumer Products
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Michelle Gitlitz is the Global Head of Crowell & Moring’s Blockchain and Digital Assets practice, and a partner in the White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement and Corporate groups. An experienced regulatory lawyer and litigator, her practice focuses on the legal and regulatory issues surrounding coin/token offerings, including: launching new offerings and remediating prior offerings; working with clients in connection with digital currency exchanges/platforms; establishing new blockchains and nodes; and advising clients on navigating federal and state money transmission laws. Michelle also has experience handling federal and state government regulatory inquiries and enforcement actions relating to financial services, securities, and disclosure issues. Representative experience includes: • Counseling emerging companies and established businesses on legal and regulatory issues that arise when companies invest in and incorporate blockchain technology into their businesses.
Michelle Ann Gitlitz Partner New York +1.212.895.4334 email@example.com
• Advising clients in connection with digital currency apps, including assistance with regulatory compliance, user agreements, and privacy policies. • Representing companies, officers, and directors in connection with investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (OCIE and Enforcement divisions), Department of Justice, FINRA, National Futures Association, and other state and federal regulatory agencies arising out of possible violations of law.
Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) | Corporate | White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement
Eileen Gleimer is the chair of the firm’s Aviation Group and a seasoned business aviation lawyer, with over thirty years of experience. Eileen represents and advises both publicly traded and privately owned businesses, as well as individuals on regulatory, tax, and other legal issues affecting the purchase, sale, lease, financing, management, and operation of business aircraft and fractional interests. From the time the negotiations begin for the acquisition of the aircraft to its operation and, ultimately, its disposition, she helps clients navigate the complex and often counter-intuitive legal issues that arise.
Eileen M. Gleimer Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2840 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eileen advises clients on developing structures for the ownership and operation of the aircraft to address operational, citizenship, tax, and regulatory compliance issues. She also provides counsel in connection with the development of aircraft use policies, issues arising from personal use of business aircraft, disclosure and reporting requirements, risk management issues, emergency response plans, and the negotiation of agreements with management companies, maintenance organizations and other parties providing goods and services related to the aircraft.
Aviation | Business Aviation |Transactions & Corporate
Valerie Goo is a trial lawyer with over 20 years of experience. She has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts across the country involving complex commercial litigation, trademark infringement, unfair competition, trade secrets, false advertising, and consumer class action. Valerie litigates on behalf of technology companies, including disputes over development and supply agreements, and has extensive experience handling intellectual property, complex commercial litigation, and class action disputes. She has litigated and tried cases involving trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, unfair competition, false advertising, and consumer class actions, as well as general business and complex commercial litigation matters, including fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty. Valerie has successfully obtained and defended against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in intellectual property, trade secret misappropriation, and commercial litigation matters. In addition, Valerie has state and federal appellate experience, including oral argument before the Ninth Circuit.
Valerie M. Goo Partner Los Angeles +1.213.443.5505 email@example.com
Recent representations include: • An aviation industry client in a complex trade secrets case involving the development of hardware and software for avionics display units. • Obtained unanimous defense verdict in consumer class action after two-week jury trial in federal court on behalf of the world’s leading manufacturer of homeopathic drugs. • Defeated two separate preliminary injunctions brought by major television network and movie studio against satellite television distributor in cases involving tortious interference and copyright infringement.
Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property Litigation | Litigation & Trial
Kate M. Growley is a member of the Steering Committee for the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, while working closely with the firm's Government Contracts and Litigation groups. Her practice covers a wide range of information security counseling and litigation engagements, including cybersecurity compliance, incident response, regulatory investigations, and disputes surrounding data breaches and trade secrets.
Kate M. Growley Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2698 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate’s cybersecurity practice often focuses on the government contracting community, particularly those working with the Department of Defense. Her work in these and other contexts frequently involves close engagement with in-house and third-party technical resources, as well as regulatory and business stakeholders. Kate is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for both the U.S. private and government sectors by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She serves as co-chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section’s Cybersecurity, Privacy, & Data Protection Committee, as well as the Science & Technology Section's Homeland Security Committee. Kate is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Recent representations include: • Partnered with dozens of defense contractors to implement cyber compliance strategies with DFARS 252.204-7012. • Represented major technology company in responding to well-publicized security incident, including assessments of global customer notification obligations and litigation exposure, as well as extensive cooperation with U.S. and foreign law enforcement. • Defended health care system in complex class actions stemming from security incident potentially affecting over 4.5 million individuals.
Government Contracts | Litigation & Trial | Privacy & Security
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Keith Harrison, a former New York City prosecutor and seasoned trial litigator, maintains a diverse trial, arbitration, and investigations practice, focused on representing companies in highlyregulated industries, including health care, pharmaceutical, defense contracting, and aviation. He devotes a considerable portion of his practice to identifying and developing affirmative recovery opportunities for health plans, litigating, on a contingency basis, cases seeking to recover significant funds wrongfully obtained from health plans. Keith litigates False Claims Act (FCA), antitrust, anti-kickback, fraud and abuse, breach of contract, Lanham Act, and other complex cases. He represents clients in grand jury investigations and other proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice, and has extensive experience in Congressional investigations and hearings. Recent representations include:
Keith J. Harrison Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2560 email@example.com
• Lead trial counsel for two major health plans in arbitrations seeking to recover hundreds of millions of dollars in prescription drugs reimbursement overpayments. • A major generic pharmaceutical company in investigations of alleged price-fixing antitrust violations. • United Airlines as lead trial and appellate counsel in United States ex rel. Grant v. United Airlines Inc., 912 F.3d 190, 198 (4th Cir. 2018), a qui tam whistleblower lawsuit alleging False Claims Act violations involving a $1.4 billion Air Force contract for the maintenance of C-17 aircraft engines, where the Fourth Circuit dismissed the FCA allegations. Keith served four years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Health Care | Litigation & Trial
Susan M. Hoffman is the Public Service Partner at Crowell & Moring, where she promotes, supervises and participates in the pro bono work performed by the firm’s attorneys. The pro bono work of the firm ranges from representation of the homeless, elderly individuals and persons living with AIDS, to assisting domestic violence victims in obtaining protection orders to “impact” and appellate litigation. Susan serves as president of the Crowell & Moring Foundation, a separate nonprofit organization.
Susan M. Hoffman Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2591 firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan has represented and supervised representation by other attorneys in child abuse and neglect cases and in domestic violence, adoption, and child custody litigation. She serves as a faculty member for the D.C. Bar’s Child Custody and Domestic Violence training courses and has made presentations to social workers in the D.C. Public Health system, groups of nonparent caregivers, as well as religious and other community groups about child custody and family violence issues. In addition, Susan has served on a variety of community and public interest group boards, including: Legal Counsel for the Elderly; the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty; and the United Way Law Firms Division. In 2019, she was elected as president of the D.C. Bar Association, the largest unified bar in the United States. Susan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harold H. Greene, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Appellate | Litigation & Trial
Ambassador Robert Holleyman is the president and CEO of Crowell & Moring International and a partner in the firm’s International Trade, and Privacy and Security groups. He advises clients on a range of trade and investment issues, including market access, global trade negotiations, tariffs, cross-border data flows, and privacy/cybersecurity. Ambassador Holleyman has significant trade, international business, economic policy, and legal experience from his service as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, as CEO of a highly successful information technology advocacy association, and his work as counsel in the U.S. Senate.
Robert Holleyman Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2505 email@example.com
Most recently, Ambassador Holleyman was responsible for U.S. trade and investment relations with Asia and with regional institutions, including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. He led USTR’s negotiations with China, including the work of the annual Joint Committee on Commerce and Trade and with India through the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum. In addition, Ambassador Holleyman was responsible for global trade policy in the areas of services, investment, intellectual property (IP), and innovation. Ambassador Holleyman was President and CEO of BSA/The Software Alliance from 1990–2013, where he positioned companies to address emerging standards, competition, IP, and innovation issues. Ambassador Holleyman has testified frequently before Congress and international bodies, and appeared in major media outlets in the U.S. and internationally on the topics of innovation, IP, emerging markets, export controls, encryption, cybersecurity, digital transformation, and cloud computing.
C&M International | Government Affairs | International Trade
Charles Hwang is an experienced transactional tax lawyer. He has reviewed and assisted in the negotiation and drafting of numerous merger agreements, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, partnership, joint venture and limited liability company agreements, contribution agreements, and executive compensation agreements. Charles advises clients in connection with many other transactions, including rollover transactions, loans, and start-ups. He also counsels tax-exempt organizations on UBIT and exemption issues, including royalty, investment, and structural issues. Representative transactions including acquisitions of publicly held corporations, restructuring and sale of distressed businesses, formation of consortia to trade financial derivatives, restructuring of international operations, and taxable and tax-free mergers and reorganizations.
Charles C. Hwang Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2626 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Charles is the pro bono General Counsel of the Korean American Bar Association of Washington, D.C. He is also active in the International Association of Korean Lawyers and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. Charles is currently serving as a Vice Chair of the Taxation Committee of the InterPacific Bar Association.
Tax | Transactions & Corporate
Emily Kuwahara has a broad-based litigation practice, including breach of contract actions, business torts, antitrust and consumer class actions, unfair competition law, and other complex business disputes at both the trial and appellate court levels. She has also represented clients in criminal antitrust matters and grand jury investigations, particularly in Japan. Emily has assisted clients in recovering over $500 million dollars in breach of contract actions in California State Court. Representative matters include: • Represented a tech company seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages in a breach of contract action. Case settled. • Representing inventors in a highly contest patent inventorship trial relating to the invention of a pharmaceutical compound.
Emily T. Kuwahara Partner Los Angeles +1 213.443.5556 email@example.com
Elliott P. Laws Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2798 firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily served as law clerk to the Honorable Milan D. Smith, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school, she was a judicial extern to the Honorable Kathryn Doi Todd, California Court of Appeal.
Appeals | Commercial Litigation | Litigation & Trial
Elliott Laws is co-chair of the firm's Environment & Natural Resources Group. He provides strategic counseling and legal, policy and crisis management advice on environmental and energy policy, regulatory issues, and litigation. Elliott has extensive experience advising clients on matters involving Superfund and Hazardous Wastes, Brownfields Redevelopment, Environmental Remediation, Chemical Regulation, Clean Air, and Clean Water. He counsels major corporations regarding site-specific and general issues in the environmental regulatory and policy areas, as well as in complex negotiations and the development of innovative resolutions at the highest levels of the federal government. He serves as Administrative Trustee for the Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust, which oversees the nearly $800 million trust to redevelop the former properties of "Old" General Motors Corp. Elliott formerly served as President of Safety, Health and Environment for Texaco Inc. Prior to rejoining the private sector, he served as Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response at the Environmental Protection Agency and as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Recent representations include: • Negotiated a resolution to complex CERCLA/CWA matter for Fortune 50 company. • Providing strategic guidance to Fortune 200 company on several major environmental issues. • Advising companies on interactions with senior EPA officials. Elliott is a Regent of the American College of Environmental Lawyers and a Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States.
Environment & Natural Resources | Government Affairs
Anne Elise Herold Li focuses her practice on patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation, counseling, patent procurement, freedom-to-operate, and due diligence. She also advises on intellectual property procurement and enforcement strategies. Anne represents a wide-range of clients, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, software, and mobile devices, varying from large corporations to start-ups. She litigates in both federal and state court, has been lead counsel in litigations and Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings, and has represented clients at the International Trade Commission (ITC). Anne’s practice covers an array of technologies, with a special emphasis on biotechnology, Hatch-Waxman, medical device, and hand-held electronics industries. Her experience includes trade secret misappropriation, trademark enforcement, technology transfer agreements, false advertising, and unfair competition cases.
Anne Elise Herold Li Partner New York +1 212. 895.4279 email@example.com
Anne assists clients with the evaluation of patents of third parties and rendering detailed opinions relating to patent invalidity, non-infringement, and unenforceability. She is experienced in technology transfer agreements and advises clients concerning intellectual property procurement and enforcement strategies. Recent representations include: • Agilent in an infringement suit on n-glycan labeling reagent in Waters Tech., Inc. & Waters Corp., Inc. v. Agilent Techs., Inc., No. 18-1450-MN (D. Del.) • Lonza Walkersville, Inc. in an infringement suit involving seven stem-cell related patents in Lonza Walkersville, Inc. v. Cellular Dynamics International, Inc., No. 1:16-cv-01304 (D. Del.) • Counseled client in successful trade secret theft case in China.
Intellectual Property Litigation | Trade Secrets
Michelle J. Linderman is a member of Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group. An English qualified solicitor with over 20 years of experience, Michelle advises international businesses, traders, ship owners, charterers, insurers, financial institutions, energy companies, and others on all aspects of EU and U.K. trade and financial sanctions legislation; U.K. anti-bribery and anti-money laundering laws and regulations; the U.K. Modern Slavery Act; export controls; and data privacy and cybersecurity issues.
Michelle J. Linderman Partner London +44.20.7413.1353 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle also has significant experience handling complex commercial disputes, including fraud for a wide cross-section of clients. She counsels clients on a wide variety of disputes arising from maritime casualties, complex reinsurance and insurance litigation, fraud litigation, as well as general commercial litigation and arbitration. Michelle has considerable experience in English High Court litigation and London arbitration, and has handled litigation in a number of international jurisdictions including Hong Kong, China, South Africa, New Zealand, New York, Nevis, Jersey, and Guernsey. Recent representations include: • Advising various ship owners/managers regarding compliance with sanctions, legality of proposed orders, and protecting their positions. • Advising insurers on the use of exclusion clauses in light of the conflict of laws arising between U.S. secondary sanctions and the EU Blocking Statute. • Advising technology client on attorney-client/litigation privilege in cross-border data breach investigation.
International Trade | Litigation & Trial | Regulatory & Policy
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Mana Elihu Lombardo concentrates her practice on government contracts litigation and counseling. Mana has extensive experience defending companies under the False Claims Act (FCA) and co-leads the firm’s False Claims Act working group. She conducts internal investigations and counsels on public sector contract compliance and procurement fraud. Mana’s government contracts counseling and litigation practice also includes negotiations and disputes between prime and subcontractors, government audits and investigations, organizational conflicts of interest, mandatory disclosure, contractor labor law, and other ethics and compliance issues. As part of her practice, Mana litigates a variety of procurement fraud cases against the Department of Justice, local public entities, and qui tam whistleblowers under the Federal and California State False Claim Acts. In addition, she handles a range of civil litigation matters, including contract disputes, business torts, labor and employment issues, and class action defense.
Mana Elihu Lombardo Partner Los Angeles +1 213.443.5563 email@example.com
Recent representations include: • Obtained summary judgment verdict dismissing with prejudice qui tam action alleging fraudulent review of Veteran’s medical records. • Obtained trial verdict for a major federal contractor in the aerospace industry against a whistleblower complaint alleging over one billion dollars in damages for false testing, fraudulent underbidding, and employment retaliation under the FCA. • Obtained summary judgment verdict for defense industry client in a multi-million dollar interference with contract action involving procurement of military vehicle components for a foreign government.
Government Contracts | Litigation & Trial | Regulatory & Policy
Ilana Lubin primarily advises companies across a wide range of industries on domestic and crossborder M&A and joint venture transactions. In addition, she frequently counsels clients on other strategic corporate and commercial matters, including intellectual property license agreements, international distribution and supply agreements, and marketing and advertising agreements. Ilana’s experience includes representing retailers, consumer products companies, and brand owners. In this capacity, she structures and negotiates transactions designed to maximize brand value through the acquisition and disposition of brands, domestic and cross-border joint ventures, trademark and copyright license agreements, and celebrity endorsements. She also represents a variety of emerging companies from inception, providing counsel with respect to matters relating to formation and structuring, venture capital financing, and commercial leasing. Representative matters include:
Ilana Lubin Partner New York +1.212.895.4224 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Represented a subsidiary of a Hong Kong Exchange-listed global consumer goods company in connection with numerous transactions, including a $378 million acquisition of a leading designer, distributor, and supplier of licensed, branded, and private label children’s apparel, and a joint venture formed to design and develop a celebrity-branded footwear line. • Represented a leading North American electric power generation development and asset management company in the sale of 100% of its ownership interest in a natural gas-fired power plant. • Represented a leading international vegetable processing group in its first U.S. acquisition of the frozen vegetable assets of one of the largest privately held vegetable brands.
Advertising & Media | Corporate | Retail & Consumer Products
Kristin J. Madigan’s practice focuses on high-stakes complex litigation, privacy, and consumer protection matters. Litigation: Kristin has over a decade of experience in private practice representing major technology companies in high-stakes intellectual property, trade secret, competition, and other litigation, including a four-week jury trial in the Northern District of California. She enjoys working closely with clients to understand their business needs, litigation objectives, and the development of and market for cutting edge technology and services.
Kristin J. Madigan Partner San Francisco +1.415.365.7233 email@example.com
Privacy & Consumer Protection: Kristin joined Crowell & Moring from the FTC, where she led privacy and data security investigations and enforcement matters. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and counsels clients on California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and FTC compliance. Kristin serves as vice-chair of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law: Internet of Things, and is a frequent speaker on privacy and cybersecurity topics. Recent representations include: • Represented Mozilla in a lawsuit over alleged breaches of the default search engine agreement for Mozilla’s Firefox browser (Santa Clara Superior Court, California). • Representing company in non-public investigation before the FTC regarding advertising and marketing practices. • Counseling a wide range of companies, from startups to Fortune 500, on privacy and data security compliance, including California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and FTC.
Commercial Litigation | Litigation & Trial | Privacy & Security Laurel Pyke Malson chairs the firm's Education Practice, and is a member of the Litigation Group. She focuses on litigation, external investigations, and regulatory counseling for educational institutions, as well as international and governmental disputes; and complex commercial and administrative litigation. Areas of substantive experience include Title IX, Title VI, Title IV Program Integrity Rules, First Amendment, the IDEA, the ADA, FERPA, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the International Claims Settlement Act, and other "public law" provisions. She has litigated numerous class actions under the Equal Educational Opportunities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and matters involving academic misconduct allegations, tenure disputes, and student disciplinary issues. Laurel also serves as a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, focusing on commercial and employment disputes.
Laurel Pyke Malson Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2576 firstname.lastname@example.org
Before entering private practice in 1985, Laurel served in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice for four years, and clerked on the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and the D.C. Circuits. Recent representations include: • Title IX litigation, counseling, and independent investigations on behalf of educational institutions. • Representing a class of thousands of African American farmers against the U.S. Department of Agriculture to redress claims of race discrimination in federal farm loan credit transactions. • Advocating for victims of Libyan State-sponsored terrorism before the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States.
Education | International Dispute Resolution | Litigation & Trial
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Stephanie Marcantonio is a member of Crowell & Moring’s Health Care and Corporate groups and serves on the Steering Committee of the Health Care Group. She has 15 years of experience advising New York-based health care providers and payors, as well as tax-exempt entities on corporate, transactional, regulatory, and governance matters, including structuring and negotiating acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. Stephanie represents lenders and borrowers in health care financing transactions, and acts as regulatory counsel to lenders such as Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley in connection with numerous nine- and 10-figure financings of nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, and other health care providers, and the related securitizations. She also advises on health care fraud and abuse issues, including representing providers in government audits and investigations and advising providers on reimbursement matters. Recent representations include:
Stephanie Marcantonio • Representing Burke Rehabilitation Hospital regarding its affiliation with Montefiore Health Partner System and related spinoff of the Burke Foundation and Burke Medical Research Institute. New York • Acting as healthcare regulatory counsel in connection with the Freddie Mac Multifamily +1.212.895.4305 Securitization Program since 2009, during which time over $13 billion of Seniors Housing Loans email@example.com have been securitized.
• Advising Credit Suisse in connection with a $690 million securitized mortgage and mezzanine financing of a nationwide portfolio of approximately 83 skilled nursing facilities and the subsequent securitized refinancing of the portfolio.
Corporate | Health Care | Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations
Starling Marshall is a partner in the Tax and Litigation groups and focuses her practice on litigation, complex IRS audits, and administrative appeals. She also regularly advises clients on privilege and protecting proprietary information in a wide array of contexts.
S. Starling Marshall Partner New York +1.212.895.4263 firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Starling was a partner with an international law firm. From 2009 to 2016, she served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division, Court of Federal Claims Section. There, she was responsible for all aspects of litigation, from motions to discovery to trial on a variety of issues involving tax shelters, complex refund suits, 1603 grant cases, and TEFRA proceedings. Starling also served on the Tax Division’s employment tax enforcement task force. She tried several cases as lead trial counsel, and litigated matters of first impression, including a case to determine the effect of a TEFRA judgment on penalties against partners, a case regarding the proper treatment of earn-out rights, and another regarding the treatment of nuclear decommissioning liabilities. For her service, the DOJ awarded her the Outstanding Attorney Award (2015) and the Special Commendation for Outstanding Contribution (2013). From 2008 to 2009, Starling served as a law clerk to the Honorable Victor Marrero of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Litigation & Trial | Tax
David McFarlane advises on matters related to executive compensation, retirement and health plans, employee benefits, stock option and deferred compensation plans, and other matters relating to ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and the Affordable Care Act. He has in-depth knowledge and experience in providing compliance audits of health and retirement plans, advising clients on ERISA plan asset investment and prohibited transaction rules, taxation of executive compensation, and benefit plan strategy mapping. David has developed a unique Fixed-Fee ERISA Fiduciary Protection Program for corporate plan sponsors of retirement, health, and other employee benefit plans to ensure compliance with ERISA and other laws in order to best protect plan sponsors and their Boards of Directors, officers, and other employees from personal liability under ERISA. Recent representative matters include:
David McFarlane Partner Los Angeles +1.213.443.5573 email@example.com
• Fiduciary compliance audit and litigation defense analysis of an employer-sponsored multibillion ERISA plan. • Design and establish one of largest institutional VEBA structures in the U.S. for delivery of health care and other employee benefits. • Restructuring domestic and international stock plan, and executive compensation arrangements in connection with corporate reorganization. David has been active in leadership roles for a variety of public and private institutions and organizations, including President of the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles.
ERISA & Employee Benefits | Health Care | Tax
Rick McNeil is a partner in the Environment & Natural Resources Group and in the Commercial Litigation Group. He is a trial attorney with numerous jury, bench and administrative trials to his credit, with substantial experience in environmental, land use, real estate, and general business litigation. Rick’s environmental practice spans nearly all aspects of federal and California law. He has been involved in the majority of Superfund sites in Southern California and a spectrum of Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, RCRA and Proposition 65 matters. Rick counsels clients on land use and CEQA strategies for obtaining zoning and planning entitlements. He has served as lead counsel or co-counsel in a number of CEQA cases involving development and redevelopment projects in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. Rick is an experienced mediator, having mediated numerous land use, environmental, and business cases. Representative matters include:
Richard McNeil Partner Orange County +1.949.798.1381 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Lead trial counsel in federal Clean Water Act enforcement matter defending a transportation sector company in Northern California. • Co-lead trial counsel in CEQA action brought by an environmental group against a developer of residential housing in Orange County. • Lead counsel in CEQA and Coastal Act challenge to an industrial water facility in San Diego. Rick is a member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Board of Directors, and serves on its Audit Committee and as Co-Chair of its Diversity Committee.
CA state court litigation | Environmental regulation and litigation | Land use regulation and litigation
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Holly Melton is vice-chair of the firm’s Advertising & Media Group. She focuses on counseling advertising, marketing, and consumer goods and services companies in complex investigations and enforcement matters initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, and other local law enforcement agencies. Holly has substantial litigation experience representing clients in initiating and defending against Lanham Act false advertising claims in federal court. She also has significant experience bringing and defending challenges to advertising and marketing practices before the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, and in federal court. In addition, Holly counsels clients regarding claim substantiation, necessary disclaimers, and compliance with applicable laws, including: Section 5 of the FTC Act; Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act (ROSCA); Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR); Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA); and various state laws governing advertising practices. She also advises on compliance with FTC guidance.
Holly A. Melton Partner New York +1.212.895.4258 email@example.com
Recent representations include: • A beverage company in initiating Lanham Act false advertising claim against competitor regarding claims made during Super Bowl commercial. • A major telecommunications company in defending Lanham Act false advertising claim in federal court, initiating and defending numerous NAD challenges, and counseling regarding compliance with various advertising laws and regulations. • Defended a satellite television provider in an FTC investigation and litigation commenced by the FTC alleging violations of Section 5 of the FTC Act and ROSCA.
Advertising & Media | Litigation & Trial
John Murino practices in the International Dispute Resolution and Litigation groups. He represents clients across a variety of jurisdictions in commercial and investment arbitration and complex civil litigation. The industries within which John has worked span the globe and include hospitality, financial services, commodities, mining, manufacturing, defense, and technology. His experience includes advising parties on matters involving the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the World Bank Group, and the international regulator of the Internet, ICANN. John also counsels companies regarding various Internet governance and top-level domain related issues. Recent arbitration and litigation experience includes: • Representing a large global commodities producer in a series of commercial disputes in a United States district court and under the ICDR Arbitration Rules.
John Murino Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2663 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Representing a global hotel brand in a management agreement dispute involving Caribbean resort under the ICDR Arbitration Rules. • Representing an Asian manufacturer in a dispute under the CPR Arbitration Rules involving world-wide cartel-activity allegations. Before entering private practice, John served as a law clerk to the Honorable Deborah A. Robinson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Arbitration | International Dispute Resolution | Litigation & Trial
Jason C. Murray is co-chair of the firm’s Antitrust Group and Los Angeles office head. His practice focuses primarily on antitrust litigation for plaintiffs and defendants, antitrust counseling, and complex commercial litigation. Jason routinely represents clients before the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. He has handled a wide variety of matters, including cartel litigation, monopolization, and exclusive dealing cases for companies in the health care, technology, entertainment, and telecommunications areas, among others. Representative matters include: • In re: Resistors Litigation – Lead litigation defense counsel for manufacturer of resistors in multidistrict litigation brought by putative classes of direct and indirect purchasers alleging Section 1 violation.
Jason C. Murray Partner Los Angeles +1.213.443.5582 email@example.com
• NorthBay v. Kaiser – Lead litigation defense counsel for managed care provider in Section 1 and Section 2 case brought by hospital chain in the federal district court for the Northern District of CA. Obtained dismissal with prejudice of all claims. Pending before Ninth Circuit. • PharmaRx v. GE Healthcare, et al. – Lead litigation defense counsel for owner of nuclear pharmacies in Section 1 and Section 2 claims brought by putative class of independent pharmacies in federal district court for the Central District of CA. Obtained dismissal with prejudice, affirmed on appeal. Jason is Vice Chair of the Volunteers of America, Los Angeles. He clerked for the Honorable Charles E. Springer of the Nevada Supreme Court.
Antitrust Recovery | Civil Antitrust Litigation | Litigation & Trial
Kirsten L. Nathanson is co-chair of the firm’s Environment & Natural Resources Group, focusing on environmental litigation, enforcement defense, risk assessment, and regulatory counseling under the major federal environmental and public lands statutes. She is also a member of the firm’s Management Board. Kirsten’s litigation experience covers the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, FIFRA, NEPA, SMCRA, RCRA, and CERCLA, encompassing citizen suit defense, regulatory challenges, remediation cost recovery and defense, Administrative Procedure Act actions, and EPA enforcement. Representative engagements include: • Serving as federal environmental counsel to several corporations across multiple facilities and CERCLA sites, including significant landfill and contaminated sediment waterway sites.
Kirsten L. Nathanson Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2887 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Representing leading crop protection companies and national trade associations in multiple pieces of ESA-FIFRA litigation challenging product registrations in both California and D.C. federal district and appellate courts. • Representing a major coal producer in multiple citizen suit litigation matters challenging federal leasing and mine plan approval actions. Kirsten formerly served as co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Council. She also served as co-chair of the Environmental Litigation & Toxic Tort Committee for ABA SEER, and was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2019. Kirsten was a founding President of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Women’s Energy Network. She has been recognized as a leading environmental lawyer in Washington, D.C. by Chambers USA since 2013.
Environment & Natural Resources | Environment & Resources Litigation | Regulatory & Policy
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Beatrice Nguyen represents technology, healthcare, and pharmaceutical companies in complex litigation and arbitrations, as well as federal and state governmental investigations involving antitrust and unfair competition law. The Daily Journal has named her as one of the “Top Women Litigators” in California, and Beatrice is widely recognized by clients for her innovative approach and strong oral advocacy in high-stakes situations. Representative matters include: • Represented HP Inc. in federal case involving antitrust and unfair competition claims against manufacturers of optical disk drives for price-fixing. • Defended Taiwanese manufacturer of electrophoretic displays (EPDs) against antitrust and unfair competition claims and other state claims in federal court.
Beatrice B. Nguyen Partner San Francisco +1.415.365.7815 email@example.com
• Obtained TRO on behalf of PeopleBrowsr in a California unfair competition case against Twitter. Beatrice served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong in the Northern District of California.
Antitrust and Unfair Competition | Class Actions | Complex Commercial Litigation
Amy Laderberg O’Sullivan is a member of the Steering Committee for the firm’s Government Contracts Group. Her practice involves a mix of litigation, transactional work, investigations, and counseling for corporate clients of all sizes and levels of experience as government contractors. Amy has represented corporate clients in bid protests, size and status protests, claims litigation, civil and criminal investigations, and in complex commercial litigation. She has led internal investigations for potential civil and criminal matters on behalf of major corporations and assisted in disclosures to various government agencies. Amy has also held numerous roles in connection with mergers or acquisitions of government contractors, and advises clients on establishing, enforcing, and maintaining overall compliance programs. Recent representations include:
Amy Laderberg O’Sullivan Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2563 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Successfully defended $2 billion award to Accenture Federal Services of DOE award in bid protest litigation before GAO and the Court of Federal Claims. • Multiple successes in protests and defenses in connection with size protests before SBA Area Offices and the Office of Hearings and Appeals, including on behalf of Alaskan Native Corporations. • Achievement of the ultimate win in bid protests for TRAX International Corporation: Complete reversal in award outcome for Yuma Proving Ground test support services contract, logging victories at every stage of litigation, and changing the outcome from loss of a longstanding contract to the unshakable defense of the Army’s $450 million award to TRAX.
Government Contracts | Investigations | Litigation & Trial
Nicole Owren-Wiest is a partner with the firm’s Government Contracts Group and leads the group’s cost accounting practice. With almost 20 years’ experience, Nicole advises contractors of all sizes across numerous industry segments, including many of the top defense government contractors and small businesses preparing to perform their first federal contract. She is a recognized leader in government contract cost accounting and intellectual property rights in government contracts.
Nicole Owren-Wiest Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2863 email@example.com
Nicole has extensive experience helping companies navigate the government’s complex cost and price rules and assisting clients to mitigate compliance risk by developing strategies, policies, procedures, systems, and internal controls to comply with these special rules and the standards for adequate business systems. She also focuses much of her practice on counseling, dispute resolution, and litigation involving government data rights, and helping clients develop strategies to maximize available protections in their intellectual property. Nicole conducts internal investigations and represents clients regarding allegations of contractor fraud under the False Claims Act (FCA), violations of law and regulations, overpayments, and other alleged wrongdoing. Representative matters include: • Successfully settled six ASBCA appeals concerning disputes arising under six URS Energy & Construction 2010 incurred cost submissions. • A major defense contractor in ASBCA appeal of $24 million government defective pricing claim. • Successful resolution of contracting officer final determination asserting violations of CAS 410 and CAS 418 against a major defense contractor.
Government Contracts | Litigation & Trial
Nicola Phillips is a member of Crowell & Moring’s International Dispute Resolution Group. She has a diverse practice, advising on all aspects of civil litigation and has vast experience in High Court litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution. Nicola manages large compliance investigations and acts on behalf of both regulators and large financial institutions responding to governmental enforcement enquiries. She also has significant experience in large, complex civil frauds and regularly obtains injunctive relief to assist with asset preservation. Nicola’s other practice areas include asset-based lending, trade finance, insurance, and employment-related disputes. Representative matters include:
Nicola Phillips Partner London +184.108.40.20613.1317 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Advising two European regulators investigating a domestic bank’s policies and practices regarding a deliberate and orchestrated scheme of money laundering across high-risk jurisdictions. Managing a large team’s document review, reporting its findings, and giving evidence before Magisterial Inquiry. • Leading on a commercial dispute relating to the misappropriation of €16m in connection with a contract for the supply of Naphtha. Successfully challenging an injunction obtained from the Latvian Court and obtaining injunctive relief from the English High Court. Negotiating the sale of the disputed product and recovering full payment. Obtaining Security for Costs and strike out of Part 20 claim. • Advised a corporate client in its claim against its former MLRO in a multimillion-pound fraud to obtain a damages judgment, as well as committal for contempt. Secured an asset recovery.
Financial Services | International Dispute Resolution | Litigation & Trial
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Teresa "Terry" Stanek Rea is vice-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group and a director with C&M International (CMI), the international trade and investment consulting firm affiliated with Crowell & Moring. Terry is the former acting and deputy director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as acting and deputy undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property. Her practice concentrates on IP policies and strategies, patent enforcement and post-grand administrative proceedings, trade secrets policy and enforcement, and digital/internet-related copyright issues. Terry also advises clients on U.S. and international IP policy issues and disputes, complex patent litigation and inter partes administrative proceedings, IP infringement and validity opinions, and patent portfolio development, management, and monetization. In her role with CMI, she advises clients on copyright reform, trade secrets rulemaking, and on IP and dispute resolution chapters of trade agreements. Terry works with clients across many industries, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, medical devices, publishing, and healthcare.
Terry Rea Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2620 email@example.com
Prior to establishing her private legal practice, Terry was a patent attorney for a multinational chemical company. She is also a licensed pharmacist. Terry is a recognized leader in intellectual property. Among her many accolades, she received the Patent and Trademark Office Society’s 2017 Pasquale J. Federico Memorial Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the patent and trademark systems of the United States.
C&M International | Intellectual Property | Regulatory & Policy
Rebecca Monck Ricigliano is an experienced trial and investigations lawyer and former federal prosecutor. She conducts internal investigations for foreign and domestic clients and represents individuals and companies in grand jury and regulatory investigations, criminal trials, and civil enforcement actions. Rebecca served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she held several supervisory positions, including Chief of the Narcotics Unit and Senior Trial Counsel in the Public Corruption Unit, and on the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. While at the SDNY, she first-chaired several jury trials and investigated, prosecuted, and supervised complex cases involving corruption, securities and accounting fraud, and health care fraud, among others. As the First Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey, the second highest ranking executive at that office, Rebecca supervised complex criminal investigations and prosecutions and affirmative Consumer Fraud and False Claims Act Cases. Recent representations include:
Rebecca Monck Ricigliano Partner New York +1.212.895.4268 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Former hedge fund trader in connection with a criminal investigation for securities fraud conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the SDNY. • Former New York City government employee in a public corruption criminal investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the SDNY. • An internal investigation conducted on behalf of a multinational government contractor regarding allegations of improper invoicing. Prior to her government service, Rebecca was an associate at one of New York’s leading white collar defense firms.
Investigations | Litigation & Trial | White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement
Tracy Roman is a member of the firm's Litigation Group Steering Committee. Tracy’s practice includes defending clients in numerous industries in class actions, with a focus on multidistrict litigations, as well as litigating product liability actions. She currently represents clients in cuttingedge climate change tort cases and mass tort actions involving environmental contamination. Tracy also has extensive experience in health care litigation and litigating commercial disputes across a variety of different industries in federal and state courts across the country. Representative matters include: • Eight Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies in one of the largest antitrust cases in the country brought by plan members and physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers, accusing the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies of conspiring to violate antitrust laws by limiting competition through exclusive service areas and other means.
Tracy A. Roman Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2651 email@example.com
• Energy companies in cutting-edge climate change tort lawsuits, including cases brought by counties and cities across the country attributing sea level rise to the production, sale and promotion of fossil fuels by oil, gas, and coal companies. • Chemical company in several mass tort actions alleging lead and arsenic contamination in East Chicago, Indiana.
Class Actions | Commercial Litigation | Mass Tort, Product & Consumer Litigation
Jennifer Romano is co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s Litigation Group and a member of the Management Board. She focuses her practice on defending companies against consumer class actions, litigating on behalf of health care companies, and representing companies in high stakes litigation matters. Jennifer represents clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation. Her clients include major health plans, retail, and consumer products companies, and professional services firms. Jennifer was named by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the Top Women Litigators in California. Recent representations include: • Defeated class certification in action brought under California’s unfair competition law and the Unruh Civil Rights Act on behalf of a class of persons who were denied health insurance coverage for behavioral health treatment.
Jennifer S. Romano Partner Los Angeles +1.213.443.5552 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Defended a national health plan in lawsuits filed by groups of emergency room physicians seeking reimbursement for services provided to health plan patients for whom financial liability has been delegated to independent practice associations under California law. • Represented major retailers in real estate disputes relating to co-tenancy provisions, CAM charges, taxes and property damage. Jennifer served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Mariana R. Pfaelzer, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Class Actions | Health Care | Litigation & Trial
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April Ross is vice-chair of Crowell & Moring's Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Group. She focuses her practice on class actions and multidistrict litigation proceedings, defending companies against consumer class actions, product liability actions, and mass tort actions and litigating on behalf of health care companies. April also counsels clients on crisis management and product safety issues. She represents clients in a range of industries, including transportation, chemical, and consumer products. April also represents insurers, health care companies, managed care organizations, and managed behavioral health care organizations in RICO and ERISA litigation, payor/provider reimbursement disputes, litigation brought under state and federal mental health parity statutes, antitrust litigation, and challenges to federal regulatory action under the Administrative Procedures Act. Recent representations include:
April Nelson Ross Partner Washington, D.C. +1. 202.624.2687 email@example.com
• Defending major automobile manufacturer in multiple nationwide class actions alleging vehicle performance defects, breach of warranty, fraud, and consumer protection claims. • Defending Class 1 railroad in several high-profile derailment class actions and mass actions, including achieving and upholding on appeal summary judgment in a putative class action litigation seeking medical monitoring, and negotiating class settlements. • Representing through trial a major behavioral health plan in ERISA class action litigation challenging residential and outpatient utilization management guidelines and defending against class claims challenging wilderness therapy coverage policies.
Class Actions | Litigation & Trial | Mass Tort, Product & Consumer Litigation
Nicole Janigian Simonian serves as co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s International Trade practice and International Employment and Global Mobility Lead, with a focus on the firm’s Asia practice. Nicole has over 20 years of experience working with companies, from emerging growth to multinational conglomerates, on their market entry, supply chain and global business expansion throughout Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe. She has been a strategic advisor to private equity and portfolio companies spanning a broad spectrum of industries. Nicole’s experience includes working with companies to manage their compliance risks with government authorities on issues dealing with cross-border investigations, investment and employment regulations, and international trade. Representative matters include:
Nicole Janigian Simonian Partner Los Angeles +1.213.310.7998 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Lead advisor for American multinational gas turbine manufacturer responsible for overseeing compliance with respect to various aspects of international trade, market access, distribution and strategic alliances, employment, and other regulatory compliance matters. • Lead advisor for American multinational aircraft manufacturer with respect to its international employment and regulatory strategies in Asia and Latin America. • Advise several leading retail brands on all aspects of market entry into China and throughout Asia, including regulatory requirements, corporate structures, distribution options, joint venture agreements, trademark licensing, employment, and anti-corruption.
Corporate | International Trade | Labor & Employment
Chahira Solh serves as the head of Crowell & Moring's Orange County office and is a complex litigator, focusing on antitrust and unfair competition law. She is a member of the firm’s Antitrust Group and advises clients on all aspects of antitrust law, including litigation, joint venture analysis, and merger control. Chahira’s practice also includes defending clients in civil antitrust litigation, as well as representing many Fortune 500 companies as plaintiffs in antitrust recovery actions. She provides counseling on merger clearance, joint ventures, trade association law, the RobinsonPatman Act, and distribution and vertical issues, including pricing policies. Representative matters include: • Representing a global transportation company in connection with joint venture agreements requiring antitrust and other regulatory approvals in the United States, as well as various jurisdictions in Central and South America.
Chahira Solh Partner Orange County +1.949.798.1367 email@example.com
• Successfully represented a major U.S. automobile manufacturer as a plaintiff in the In re Vehicle Carrier Services Antitrust Litigation. • Won dismissal of federal antitrust claims on behalf of an international musical instrument manufacturer in a Multi-District class action involving minimum advertised price policies; affirmed by the Ninth Circuit.
Antitrust | Litigation & Trial | Regulatory & Policy
Rebecca L. Springer Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2569 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Springer’s practice focuses on labor and employment litigation and counseling, particularly in the area of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) compliance. She has extensive experience conducting audits of personnel practices, counseling clients on affirmative action issues, and conducting statistical analyses of compensation and other personnel practices for purposes of class action litigation, OFCCP compliance audits, and employer selfaudits. Rebecca has worked extensively on single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff and class action labor and employment litigation involving allegations of race discrimination, FMLA and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, protection of trade secrets, and traditional labor law issues. She counsels clients on the “alphabet soup” of employment-related laws and has conducted numerous investigations of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation complaints. Rebecca has extensive experience conducting interviews, drafting investigation reports, and providing strategic advice to clients on the many issues that arise throughout an investigation. As a member of the firm’s Education Practice, she has significant experience investigating and providing advice on sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination claims in the education context. Rebecca is also experienced in counseling universities on Title IX compliance issues and conducting investigations of Title IX complaints. Recent representations include: • Representing numerous clients in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audits. • Conducting pay-equity and personnel activity analyses for national and multinational companies. • Conducting investigations of current and historical faculty and student misconduct for educational institutions.
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David Stepp is an experienced trade lawyer who provides multinational companies with strategic advice on global customs and international trade compliance matters. His practice focuses on advising companies on their e-commerce strategies globally, conducting global customs and international trade audits, and assisting clients on improving, benchmarking, and coordinating compliance programs across borders. David has over 30 years of experience handling international trade regulatory matters, including those related to tariff classification, valuation, country of origin marking, free trade agreements, and Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT). He also advises on trade remedies and coordinating government investigations, including FCPA matters. Prior to joining the firm, David led regulatory initiatives across Asia and advised clients on U.S. customs, practices, and procedures.
David R. Stepp Partner Los Angeles +1.213.443.5531 email@example.com
Customs Law | International Trade | Regulatory & Policy
Eric Su’s practice involves representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including government investigations, class and collective action litigation defense involving alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and parallel state wage and hour laws. He handles investigations by federal and state labor departments, law enforcement, and municipal agencies. Eric advises clients in all facets of workplace issues, counseling employers on investigations involving allegations of employee and management misconduct and fraud, workplace harassment, employee disloyalty, and other workplace issues. He counsels employers on litigation prevention and compliance with all aspects of statutory and regulatory requirements. He has led nationwide audits of corporate clients’ employment practices, employee classification, and wage and hour compliance. Representative matters include:
Eric Su Partner New York +1.212.803.4041 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Resolved numerous audits, investigations, and other administrative proceedings commenced by New York State Department of Labor in which the government alleged clients sought to collect unpaid withholding taxes and unemployment, workers compensation, disability insurance premiums, and related penalties assessed as a result of alleged misclassification of workers as independent contractors by clients from various industries. • Achieved numerous wage and hour class and collective action settlements for national restaurant chains involving federal and state “dual job” and “80/20” rules, and off the clock issues. • Resolved numerous administrative debarment proceedings against public works contractors before federal and state departments of labor. Eric is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Class Actions | Labor & Employment | Litigation & Trial
Jeane A. Thomas is chair of the firm’s E-Discovery & Information Management Group and a member of the firm’s Antitrust Group. In her role with the E-Discovery practice, Jeane has managed many types of E-Discovery matters in both government investigations and civil litigation. She regularly counsels clients on Information Governance, including the development and application of effective information management policies, legal hold practices, and E-Discovery response plans. Jeane is engaged in all types of antitrust representations, including mergers and joint ventures, class and other civil litigation, and civil and criminal government investigations. She also counsels clients on a broad range of antitrust issues, including intellectual property and licensing issues, trade association law, the Hart Scott Rodino Act, and pricing and distribution issues. Jeane has focused extensively on the agricultural, telecommunications, technology, chemicals and healthcare/pharmaceuticals industries. She is a certified Information Privacy Professional, with a focus on European regulation (CIPP/E).
Jeane A. Thomas Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2877 email@example.com
Jeane is involved in counseling clients on a broad range of merger control and joint venture issues. She recently advised DuPont in the proposed acquisition of Pannar Seed by Pioneer in South Africa, which was ultimately approved by South Africa’s Competition Appeal Court and the Supreme Court of South Africa. In addition, Jeane played a principal role in Cingular Wireless’ acquisition of AT&T Wireless, SBC’s acquisition of AT&T, and AT&T’s acquisition of BellSouth.
Practices Antitrust | E-Discovery & Information Management | Litigation & Trial
Ryan Tisch is a partner in the firm’s Antitrust Practice Group. His practice focuses on antitrust business counseling, merger control, and government antitrust investigations of both horizontal and vertical conduct. Ryan's representative experience includes: • Representing AT&T in the regulatory review of its 2015 acquisition of DirecTV. • Representing clients in the manufacturing and transportation sectors during multi-year price-fixing investigations by U.S. and European officials. • Representing clients in relation to investigations by state antitrust authorities for both horizontal and vertical conduct issues.
Antitrust | Regulatory & Policy
Ryan C. Tisch Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2674 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Anuj Vohra represents contractors in high-stakes disputes against the government and private parties. He litigates in both federal and state courts, and maintains an active bid protest practice before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Anuj also advises clients on an array of issues at all stages of the government procurement process and contract performance, as well as in government and internal investigations, claim preparation, and in appearances before agency suspension and debarment officials. From 2006 to 2012, Anuj was a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation Branch, where he represented the United States in complex commercial disputes before various federal courts. Anuj also served as a member of DOJ’s dedicated bid protest team. Anuj’s recent representative matters include:
Anuj Vohra Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2502 email@example.com
• Court of Federal Claims protest of multiple awards in Army’s $82 billion procurement for overseas logistics support services. • Defense of contractor in ongoing Freedom of Information Act litigation in federal District Court in California. • Multiple successful Court of Federal Claims protests of Navy award of $400 million contract for base support services, resulting in termination of challenged procurement and extension of client’s incumbent contract. Anuj is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.
Government Contracts | Investigations | Litigation & Trial
Jennifer Waters advises clients in a wide variety of energy regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters. She has focused on energy law since the late 1970s and has been an active participant in the restructurings and transformations of the natural gas and electric industries. Jennifer is a seasoned litigator in administrative and appellate proceedings and has practiced extensively before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Courts of Appeals, the Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Congress. Her experience includes both FERC’s and the appellate courts’ rules of procedure, and contract negotiations for a range of energy transactions. Jennifer’s clients include natural gas companies, local distribution companies, municipal utility systems, oil companies, renewable energy companies, large energy users, and other energy industry participants. Recent representations include:
Jennifer N. Waters Partner Washington, D.C. +1. 202.624.2715 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Kinetica Partners, owner of two interstate natural gas pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico, in complex FERC litigation involving their contested plan to merge the two pipelines and establish new transportation rates, as well as in ongoing settlement negotiations. • East Tennessee Customer Group in matters concerning the quality of service provided by their natural gas pipeline suppliers and preserving the security and flexibility of the gas supplies they can provide to their customers. • Advising on matters pertaining to natural gas rates, services, and certificates, LNG imports and exports, crude oil exports, and oil pipeline rates.
Administrative Law & Regulatory | Energy | Environment & Natural Resources
Cathryn Williams is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Corporate Group. She has spent many years in the restructuring space, with particular experience in the asset-based lending sector. Cathryn acts for various clients in the financial sector, including banks, financiers, insolvency practitioners, officeholders, corporations, and distressed lenders in all aspects of non-contentious and contentious insolvency, restructuring, fraud, and asset recovery. Cathryn has deep experience in all aspects of restructuring, formal insolvencies, insolvent business sales and purchases, and insolvency litigation. She has worked with businesses in a wide variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing, technology, construction, food and beverage, film and television production, and smart card production. Over the span of her career, Cathryn has worked on a number of high-profile matters including BCCI, ENRON, and a number of well-known high street retailers. She is recommended by The Legal 500 UK in the area of asset-based lending.
Cathryn Williams Partner London +220.127.116.1113.1345 email@example.com
Representations include: • Conducted various sales processes and mediated on a dispute over commission due for property realizations on large retail failure. • Advised the board of directors of an online company in distress while the business was marketed for sale. • Acted for the financier of a national transport and logistics group, including advising on the licensing issues and applying for administration orders in relation to each group company.
Commercial Finance & Lending | Restructuring & Creditors Rights | Transactions & Corporate
Deborah Yellin focuses her practice on U.S. Patent and Trademark Office post-grant proceedings, intellectual property portfolio management, patent procurement, and counseling and district court litigation. She counsels clients in pharmaceutical litigation and post-grant proceedings that accompany the Hatch-Waxman Act and BPCIA cases. Debbie helped secure the first successful IPR challenge filed by generics makers before the PTAB and Federal Circuit. She advises on creating and implementing intellectual property protection and procurement programs, domestic and foreign patent filings, and global patent portfolio oversight. Representations include: • Apotex in inter partes review before the PTAB related to a multiple sclerosis drug, securing victory at the PTAB and in the Federal Circuit appeal. Apotex, Inc., et al. v. Novartis AG, et al.
Deborah H. Yellin Partner Washington, D.C. +1.202.624.2947 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Apotex in inter partes review before the PTAB related to anti-cancer drugs, securing victory at the PTAB. Apotex, Inc., et al. v. Amgen, Inc. • Plaintiff DuPont in one of the largest trade secret misappropriation cases in the U.S., which alleged misappropriation of trade secrets relating to KEVLAR® fiber technology. Obtained a $919 million verdict for DuPont after seven-week jury trial. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company v. Kolon Industries, Inc., et al., No. 3:09-cv-58 (E.D. Virginia).
IP Transactions & Portfolio Management | Patent Prosecution and Counseling | Post Issuance Proceedings
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Gail Zirkelbach serves as a member of the firm's Government Contracts Group Steering Committee and of the firm's Investigations Practice and as a co-chair of the ABA Public Law Section Procurement Fraud Committee. Her practice focuses on internal investigations, defense of fraud actions, and counseling aerospace and technology companies and operators of DOE laboratories in all government contracts and compliance areas at the federal, state, and local levels.
Gail D. Zirkelbach Partner Los Angeles +1.213.443.5549 email@example.com
A leading government contracts attorney for more than 30 years, Gail concentrates her work on defending qui tam actions under the False Claims Act, conducting internal investigations in the U.S. and abroad, and assisting clients with developing and implementing compliance programs. She litigates at the federal and state levels and at the Boards of Contract Appeals, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Gailâ€™s practice includes matters involving defective pricing and terminations, bid protests, mergers and acquisitions, and other complex transactions. In addition, she counsels clients on intellectual property, cost accounting, cybersecurity, export, and compliance issues.
Government Contracts | Investigations | Litigation & Trial
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