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February 17, 2017, The Wall Street Journal

Eric Mogilnicki is quoted by The Wall Street Journal in an article regarding the recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals ordering a rehearing of an earlier ruling that the CFPB’s single-director structure was unconstitutional. However, as Mogilnicki points out, the court may not even rule on the question of constitutionality: “The court could resolve the ...

February 15, 2017

John Hall and Deborah Garza are quoted in a Commercial Dispute Resolution article regarding likely litigation challenges in 2017. According to Hall, Covington’s workload is at historic highs, with “no sign of that upward trend abating,” noting that the changing legal and regulatory environment would continue to create demand. Commenting on antitrust and the ...

February 14, 2017, OZY

Witney Schneidman is quoted in an OZY article regarding the impact of the Trump Administration on the future of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). According to Schneidman, “There’s a fair chance that it will be seen as a trade deal that’s disadvantageous to the United States.”

February 13, 2017, African Business Magazine

Witney Schneidman is quoted in an African Business Magazine article regarding claims that the African Growth and Opportunity Act unfairly benefits Chinese firms more than African entrepreneurs.  According to Schneidman, “I think the criticism is a red herring to be honest.” He adds, “Chinese companies have been at the forefront of helping to expand the ...

February 13, 2017, Agenda

Keir Gumbs is quoted in an Agenda article regarding the Trump Administration’s rollback of Dodd-Frank. According to Gumbs, “I don’t think there’s any doubt that some of the Dodd-Frank rules that were not clearly connected to the financial crisis are going to either be gone or significantly reduced. The question is, will they be gone or reduced, and if so, how ...

February 13, 2017, Law360

Law360 highlights Covington’s successful representation of McKesson in relation to a trade secrets case with half a billion dollars at stake. According to Clara Shin, “We’re gratified by the court’s judgment, which confirms McKesson independently developed its LoyaltyScript product.”  The Covington team also included Nathan Shafroth, Robert Haslam, Christopher ...

February 13, 2017, Litigation Daily

Litigation Daily highlights Covington’s successful representation of McKesson in relation to a trade secrets case with half a billion dollars at stake. According to Clara Shin, "In addition to showing [PSKW] was not able to prove their case, we used documents we found to tell an affirmative story that [McKesson] developed" the co-pay method on its own. She adds, ...

February 12, 2017, The Wall Street Journal

Gary Guzy is quoted by The Wall Street Journal in an article regarding President Trump’s infrastructure plans. Commenting on attempts by Presidents Obama and Bush to accelerate projects with Executive Order, Guzy says the Obama Administration was concerned prolonged reviews could hold back stimulus spending under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

February 10, 2017, Law360

Law360 selected Covington’s Life Sciences practice as a “Practice Group of the Year,” highlighting the firm’s involvement in billion-dollar transactions, success in contentious litigation, and regulatory advice on cutting-edge technology. According to Michael Labson, “What we offer and bring to complicated, complex issues is a mixture of deep subject-matter ...