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Business is not without risk, nor is it for the faint of heart. All companies — and their legal counsel — should be prepared to defend their interests in court whenever necessary and through all possible means. With proper planning, however, many commercial disputes can be avoided altogether or resolved in a manner that minimizes the conflict and facilitates the preservation of important business relationships.

Our multidisciplinary, team-based approach helps clients manage high-stakes matters involving fraud, breach of contracts, business torts, class actions, financial services litigation, and other disputes. With a powerful group of trial lawyers located in firm offices across the United States and Europe, we view litigation as an intelligent defensive strategy and as a revenue-building opportunity.

Among recent victories, our record-setting result in E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. v. Kolon Industries, Inc., is an example of how our cross-disciplinary approach can achieve significant results for clients. We represented plaintiff DuPont in a suit alleging misappropriation of over 100 trade secrets relating to KEVLAR® fiber technology. Our team obtained a $919.9 million verdict against Kolon — the largest-ever contested verdict in a trade secrets case, as well as the largest verdict ever in the state of Virginia. Later, our team obtained an unprecedented 20-year injunction prohibiting Kolon, a foreign company, from selling or offering for sale its competing technology anywhere in the world. We have continued to represent DuPont in relation to issues involving China and a range of other commercial matters.

Many of our partners have held senior positions in publicly traded and privately held companies, including U.S.-based and foreign-owned multinational corporations. In every engagement, we strive to understand our clients' businesses from the inside out. Blending this intimate knowledge of our clients' objectives with our broad industry experience, we are able to set forth dispute-resolution strategies that help clients achieve their goals while taking into account regulatory and market forces.

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Crowell & Moring Partner Laura Foggan Named Among American Bar Association Section of Litigation's "100 Women Who Inspire Us" (Dec.09.2019)
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"Encore Presentation - Surviving a Failed ERP Installation: Recovering Your Company’s Lost Costs After a Botched Software Launch," Crowell & Moring Webinar (December 4, 2019). Speakers: Arthur Beeman and Joel T. Muchmore.
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"Newly Released Supreme Court Guidelines for Amicus Curiae Briefs," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (November 25, 2019). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Rachael Padgett
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"Webinar Series: Safeguarding Your Secrets in the Digital Age - Part 3," Crowell & Moring Webinar (November 12, 2019). Presenters: Raija Horstman and Judith Bussé.
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"It's a Trap: Tools and Tips to Avoid Mistakes in Commercial Contracts," Deal or No Deal 2019: The Rise of the Deal, Santa Clara, CA (November 7, 2019). Presenter: Elliot Hinds and Daniel M. Glassman.
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Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.

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