Nicholas Simon

Nicholas L. Simon

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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5492
Fax: +1 202 778 5492



  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2011
    • Order of the Coif
    • magna cum laude
    • Duke Law Journal, Editorial Board
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., 2007
    • magna cum laude

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Karen K. Caldwell, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2011-2012

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Nicholas Simon assists companies, financial institutions and private equity firms negotiate and execute a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, strategic investments and complex commercial agreements, with an emphasis on the sports, financial services, health care, and life sciences industries. He also advises public corporations on issues related to compliance with the federal securities laws, corporate governance “best practices” and other corporate law matters. Mr. Simon’s experience includes advising public and private companies and private equity funds in M&A transactions and strategic investments, borrowers and lenders in financing transactions, and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of securities and corporate governance matters.

Representative Matters

  • Aristocrat Leisure Limited in its $1.28 billion acquisition of Video Gaming Technologies.
  • Avnet Inc. in its $1.25 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility and its $900 million accounts receivable securitization facility.
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals in its $2.6 billion acquisition of Nasdaq-listed Santarus, Inc. and its acquisition financing of a $1.2 billion senior secured term loan facility and a $150 million senior secured revolving credit facility.
  • WSFS Financial Corporation in its $92 million acquisition of Nasdaq-listed Alliance Bancorp, Inc. of Pennsylvania.
  • Avid Technology, Inc. in its $35 million senior secured revolving credit facility.   

Pro Bono

  • Advised micro-lending non-profit on compliance with federal securities law.
  • Assisted local non-profit in obtaining tax-exempt status.
  • Drafted corporate organizational and governing documents for non-profit organizations and advised on corporate structure and corporate governance issues.
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