A Strategic Alliance
Covington has an important strategic alliance with McLarty Associates, a well-known international consulting and strategic advisory firm with nearly 50 professionals around the world who provide high-level intervention for special projects, assist their clients in identifying strategic partners and investment opportunities, and advise clients on government relations throughout the world. The Covington-McLarty alliance offers clients a single, trusted source to address their important international legal, regulatory, and commercial issues.
Specifically, Covington and McLarty will coordinate legal and strategic efforts on complex matters including antitrust and international competition law, intellectual property, international investment disputes, international trade and investment, homeland security, investigations, public policy, and regulatory matters.
McLarty Associates, based in Washington DC, is headed by former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty III, former Deputy Secretary of State and former Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte, and by Managing Partner Nelson W. Cunningham. Since 1998, it has been serving its global clients in all the key markets of the world, from Latin America to Europe, the Mideast and Asia.
McLarty Associates counsels corporations and financial institutions in the United States and abroad on strategic planning, government issues and advocacy, market access, mergers and acquisitions, corporate communication, and political and economic risk issues worldwide. McLarty’s staff around the world includes nearly four dozen employees and advisors, including former diplomats and trade negotiators, journalists, international business executives, and cabinet ministers from key global markets.
McLarty Associates has assisted close to 150 US and multinational companies in industries as diverse as energy, retail, consumer goods, transportation, technology, media, financial services, real estate development, and investment banking. The firm’s client base includes many Fortune 200 companies with large global footprints, as well as emerging companies new to the international scene, and the firm’s current clients include some of the best-known global names. McLarty’s financial markets practice includes among its clients the top investment banks and hedge funds in the United States and Europe.