Crowell & Moring Acquires Lightfoot Vandevelde firm, Opens LA Office

New Crowell & Moring Attorneys from LVSCR&L

Crowell & Moring announced today that it has acquired the white collar law firm Lightfoot Vandevelde Sadowsky Crouchley Rutherford & Levine and will open a Los Angeles office with the seven lawyers joining it from that firm.  Crowell stated that the Lightfoot Vandevelde firm, comprised of both former federal prosecutors and former federal defenders, has a 35 year history in criminal defense, complex business litigation, and civil rights litigation in Los Angeles.

The new attorneys joining Crowell are senior partner Michael J. Lightfoot; partners John D. Vandevelde, Janet I. Levine, and Jeffrey H. Rutherford; senior counsel Stephen B. Sadowsky and John S. Crouchley; and associate Marta VanLandingham.  All of the lawyers will join Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Securities Litigation Group.

Read the Crowell & Moring press release