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Alice Ahn

Alice Ahn focuses her practice on patent litigation involving computer software, electronics, telecommunications, and semiconductor technologies. Ms. Ahn received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, her master in science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and her undergraduate degree from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Shara Aranoff

Shara Aranoff advises clients in technology, life sciences, and manufacturing on the use of intellectual property and international trade enforcement tools to compete in U.S. and global markets and on import and customs compliance. She was previously a Commissioner and Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, where she was a decision-maker in hundreds of Section 337, antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguard investigations. Ms. Aranoff graduated from Harvard Law School and earned her undergraduate degree at Princeton University.

Brianne Bharkhda

Brianne Bharkhda is a litigator who represents clients in high-stakes patent litigation. She specializes in complex life sciences patent litigation and has litigated numerous cases involving generic drug approvals and the Hatch-Waxman Act. Her trial experience includes both jury trials and bench trials and she has argued motions in several of the nation’s most active patent litigation jurisdictions. Ms. Bharkhda is a graduate of Harvard Law School and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Laura Kim

Laura Kim draws upon her experience at the Federal Trade Commission to advise clients on complex advertising, marketing, and privacy matters. She provides practical compliance advice and represents clients responding to inquiries from federal, state, and self-regulatory bodies on a wide range of issues such as influencers, native advertising, auto renewals, and green marketing. Ms. Kim serves as vice-chair of the firm’s Advertising and Consumer Protection practice group. Ms. Kim earned her law degree from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree from Yale University.

Cortlin Lannin

Cortlin Lannin specializes in defending clients in complex litigation matters. He focuses primarily on antitrust and consumer cases, including cartel matters and consumer cases implicating deceptive and false advertising practices. Mr. Lannin also has substantial experience conducting internal investigations for clients facing potential criminal and civil exposure in these subject areas. He received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Brown University.

Micaela McMurrough

Micaela McMurrough represents clients in high-stakes, complex commercial litigation matters and advises domestic and international clients on cybersecurity and data privacy issues, including cybersecurity investigations and cyber incident response. Prior to her legal career, she served in the Military Intelligence Branch of the United States Army. Ms. McMurrough received her law degree from Cornell Law School, her master's degree from the University of Oklahoma, and her undergraduate degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Jessica O'Connell

Jessica O'Connell provides strategic advice to a broad range of companies and trade associations engaging with food and drug regulatory bodies and Congress. She assists clients in complying with U.S. regulatory requirements for the manufacture and sale of foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, OTC drugs, and animal products, and the import and export of all FDA-regulated products. She also counsels clients regarding potential crises, such as recalls and unanticipated regulatory attention. Before joining Covington, Ms. O’Connell served as Associate Chief Counsel at FDA. Ms. O'Connell received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, her master's degree in public health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.

Ashley Simonsen

Ashley Simonsen is a litigator who specializes in defending class actions and complex commercial disputes in state and federal court. She represents clients in the financial services, consumer brands, and professional sports industries, among others. Ms. Simonsen has significant experience with "true lender" lawsuits and consumer class actions under California's Unfair Competition Law, False Advertising Law, and Consumer Legal Remedies Act. Ms. Simonsen is a graduate of Stanford Law School and received her undergraduate degree from Amherst College.

Sergio Urias

Sergio Urias is co-chair of the firm's Private Equity Practice Group. He represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a wide range of corporate transactions primarily in Latin America, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, leveraged financings, restructurings, reorganizations, growth equity investments, and other corporate transactional matters. Mr. Urias received a master of laws from Harvard Law School and his law degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho.

Amy Wollensack

Amy Wollensack is co-chair of the firm's Private Equity Practice Group where she represents private equity and other corporate clients in a wide range of complex transactions including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, going private transactions, PIPEs, venture capital and growth equity investments, and other transactional matters. Ms. Wollensack received her law degree from Washington University School of Law, her master's degree in nursing from Medical College of Virginia, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond.