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Ellen Moran Dwyer

Phone: +1 202.624.2574
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Named to Law360's "List of America's Most Innovative Managing Partners."
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Ellen Moran Dwyer represents employers in the full array of labor and employment matters, including litigating actions filed under federal and state anti-discrimination, retaliation, and related employment laws, as well as employment torts, including defamation, wrongful discharge, and related fiduciary duty claims. She has extensive experience investigating Board-level sexual harassment and other sensitive  employment related 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, , diversity, equity and inclusion, and personnel practices and management.

Ellen is chair of Crowell & Moring's Executive Committee and serves as 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 as Chair of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. 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.


  • St. Lawrence University, B.A. (1982) summa cum laude
  • Cornell Law School, J.D. (1985) cum laude


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Massachusetts (inactive), and several federal district and appellate courts.

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Ellen Dwyer Moderates LCLD Panel Exploring New Ways to Increase Legal Diversity (Oct.22.2021)
Firm News / Announcement
LCLD To Require Law Firm And GC Members To Make Public, Measurable Diversity Pledges The American Lawyer (September 21, 2021)
Media Mentions
"Employers Beware: Biden Executive Order on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy” Could Have Far-Reaching Implications," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (July 13, 2021). Contacts: Ellen Moran Dwyer, Kris D. Meade, Trina Fairley Barlow, Thomas P. Gies, Eric Su, Rachel Lesser, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E
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Crowell & Moring Named Among Working Mother’s 'Best Law Firms for Women' for Tenth Consecutive Year and Earns Hall of Fame Designation (Jul.09.2021)
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Crowell & Moring Taps Legal Tech Expert To Spur Innovation Law360 (June 29, 2021)
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4 Firms Receive Accenture's First Diversity Awards Law360 (April 8, 2021)
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Law Firms Unite to Defend Constitutional Democracy (Jan.08.2021)
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In Defense of Constitutional Democracy (Jan.07.2021)
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Financial Times Names Crowell & Moring "Top Five Most Innovative Law Firm in North America" (Dec.11.2020)
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The Top Law Firm Leaders And Non-Legal Professionals Financial Times (December 11, 2020)
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Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with offices in the United States, Europe, MENA, and Asia that represents clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and transactional and corporate matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation and government-facing matters, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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