Innovative Managing Partner: Crowell's Kent Gardiner

Law360, New York (June 16, 2010, 7:32 PM EDT) -- Just about every law firm trumpets its client services, but Crowell & Moring LLP's Kent A. Gardiner has recouped hundreds of millions of dollars for clients through plaintiff's recovery litigation, pioneered alternative fees and encouraged his lawyers to treat in-house counsel like business partners, landing him a spot on Law360's list of Most Innovative Managing Partners.

When Gardiner started as Crowell & Moring's chairman in 2005, he wanted to abolish the conventional wisdom that law firms wait for their clients to show up with problems, and...
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