Philip T. Inglima, who has practiced white-collar criminal law for more than 15 years, joined Crowell & Moring LLP of the District as a partner.

Inglima, who was most recently at Baach Robinson & Lewis PLLC, has represented executives from companies including Enron Corp., America Online Inc., Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He was senior associate independent counsel in a 14-month investigation of Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt during the Clinton administration. Babbitt was cleared of wrongdoing.

Two other lawyers joined Crowell & Moring's white-collar practice. Counsel Ashley Bailey worked with Inglima as a law clerk in the Babbitt investigation and most recently at Baach Robinson & Lewis. Counsel Adrian D. Mebane joins the firm from his position as a trial lawyer in the Justice Department's criminal fraud section.

Also at area law firms:

* Sandler, Reiff & Young of the District, which specializes in election law, named Stephen E. Hershkowitz of counsel. Hershkowitz, 60, was a senior district court litigator for the Federal Election Commission from 1991 through 2004. He will primarily represent clients before the FEC.

* Gray Plant Mooty of Minneapolis opened an East Coast office in the District as part of its group that represents franchisers. The eight lawyers in the office, all of whom were formerly with Schmeltzer, Aptaker & Shepard PC, are Robert Zisk, Eric Yaffe, David Worthen, Jeff Karlin, Tristan Siegel, Stephen Vaughan, Iris Rosario and Michael Robbins. Zisk said clients moving their franchising work to Gray Plant Mooty with the lawyers include Dunkin' Donuts and Cold Stone Creamery.

-- Larry Liebert

Philip T. Inglima left Baach Robinson.