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February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON—Covington secured a major ruling for Ukraine in an arbitration against the Russian Federation under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The ruling, issued today by a five-member arbitral tribunal, rejected the majority of Russia’s jurisdictional objections and permits Ukraine’s case to proceed to the merits. “The Tribunal’s ...

February 19, 2020, China Global Television Network

Witney Schneidman appeared on China Global Television Network to discuss U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Africa and the opportunities for American investment in the continent. Mr. Schneidman says, “Secretary Pompeo would like to see a lot more investment in Africa… But there is a big hurdle there. Americans don’t really understand Africa that ...

February 18, 2020, Fortune

Robert Kelner is quoted in Fortune regarding the capabilities of Super PACs in a presidential election and what happens campaign funds when candidates drop out of the presidential race. Mr. Kelner says, “Super PACs have fairly broad discretion on what they can do with excess funds.” He adds, “Where you see a lot of money left over in the Super PAC after the ...

February 5, 2020, Law360

Susan Cassidy is quoted in Law360 regarding the DoD’s implementation of cybersecurity requirements for defense contractors. Ms. Cassidy says that questions about the process, such as who will audit the thousands of contractors that need to be certified for cybersecurity compliance, how they will be audited and what options they will have if they disagree with an ...

February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON—Kimberly Breier, the U.S. Department of State’s former top diplomat for Latin America, has joined Covington as a senior advisor. Ms. Breier most recently served as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, the United States’ top diplomat for the Western Hemisphere. She led the State Department’s policy formation, oversaw U.S. ...