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April 26, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO—The Daily Journal has named Covington partner Gretchen Hoff Varner one of its “Top 40 Under 40” lawyers in California.  The Daily Journal praised Ms. Hoff Varner for her insurance coverage practice, which has successfully recovered millions of dollars from insurers on behalf of a diverse array of clients. The profile also highlighted Ms. Hoff ...

April 26, 2017

SILICON VALLEY—Silicon Valley Business Journal has named Covington partner Emily Henn to its annual “Women of Influence” list, honoring “100 of the most influential business women in Silicon Valley.”   Ms. Henn serves as co-chair of the firm’s Class Action Litigation Practice, specializing in defending antitrust, consumer, and other types of class actions. Ms. ...

April 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Business Journal has named Covington partner Robyn Polashuk one of the “Most Influential Women Lawyers” in Los Angeles.  The Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Ms. Polashuk’s “unique practice that lies at the intersection of traditional and digital media.” The profile highlighted Ms. Polashuk’s representation of entertainment ...

April 25, 2017, Bloomberg BNA

Scott Freling is quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article discussing why defense contractors should prepare for a possible government shutdown. According to Freling, a certain amount of complacency, especially in the Washington area, has crept into companies regarding brinksmanship surrounding federal funding deadlines. “My sense is that contractors are refreshing ...

April 25, 2017, The Washington Post

Muftiah McCartin is quoted in a Washington Post article regarding first-quarter spending on lobbying. “The first 100 days of the Trump administration have been extremely chaotic,” says McCartin. “As a result, companies across the globe are seeking assistance to help navigate the new Administration.”

April 19, 2017, Law360

Charlotte Hill is quoted in a Law360 article regarding the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s announced priorities for the coming years. “We once again see the regulator focusing on firms’ culture and governance,” Hill says. “The FCA has found poor cultures in firms, driving inappropriate outcomes; strategies, business models and governance arrangements that are ...

April 18, 2017, Inside U.S. Trade

Deborah Garza spoke at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber and is quoted in an Inside U.S. Trade article regarding recommendations included in the International Competition Policy Expert Group’s recent report. “I thought the Chamber was smart and our group was smart in recognizing that the best way to approach the issue though was through a combined one-two ...

April 18, 2017, Law360

Fred Levy is quoted in a Law360 article regarding the effect of President Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order on federal contractors. Commenting on supply-chain adjustments made to items from overseas, Levy says, “If they change the Buy American Act to flow those requirements all the way back down again so it’s not just components, but any ...

April 16, 2017, The Litigation Daily

The Litigation Daily highlights Covington’s representation of Roche in the ongoing Accutane litigation, which recently saw a momentous defense ruling, likely leading to the dismissal of the nearly 3,000 remaining cases. Covington’s Product Liability team is led by Paul Schmidt and Michael Imbroscio.