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Richard McMillan Jr.

Retired Partner

Richard McMillan, Jr. is a retired partner and founding member of Crowell & Moring. He received his bachelor's degree from Princeton (1966), and his J.D. Degree from the University of Minnesota (1972), where he was Order of the Coif and a member of the Board of Editors, University of Minnesota Law Review.

Rick was a trial lawyer, focusing on the field of business litigation, including intellectual property, antitrust, and other complex commercial disputes. His extensive trial experience included both jury and non-jury cases in federal and state courts, as well as before arbitration panels and administrative tribunals. He handled class actions, multi-district actions, and multi-party proceedings throughout the country. He also had extensive experience regionally in the courts of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Rick's victories included patent infringement trials (yielding multi-million dollar verdicts), and the successful prosecution or defense of several other large actions, including numerous arbitrations. The damages at issue were in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The venues for these actions were throughout the United States and in Europe.

He was selected in 2001, and again in 2004, to the "BTI Client Services All-Star Team for Law Firms," based on nominations for superior service compiled from Fortune 1000 companies by BTI Consulting Group. In 2003, he was selected by Legal Times as one of the Leading Litigators in Washington, D.C.


  • Princeton University, A.B. (1966)
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. (1972) Order of the Coif


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