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January 16, 2017

LONDON—Craig Pollack and Louise Freeman have joined Covington as partners in the firm’s European Dispute Resolution practice resident in London. Mr. Pollack will also serve as co-chair of the firm’s Global Disputes Initiative with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and former U.S. Under Secretary of State Alan Larson.  Mr. Pollack focuses on complex high ...

January 11, 2017, National Defense

Peter Lichtenbaum was a panelist at the National Defense Industrial Association event “Reforming the Security Cooperation Enterprise” and is quoted in a National Defense article regarding the effect the Trump administration may have on foreign military sales. According to Lichtenbaum, it will take some determined efforts to educate the next administration on how ...

January 10, 2017, Global Competition Review

Johan Ysewyn is quoted in a Global Competition Review article regarding the EU General Court’s ruling ordering the EU to pay damages to Gascogne after finding that the court breached the company’s right to adjudication within a reasonable period. According to Ysewyn, despite the “precedent-setting” verdict, the General Court “gave itself an escape route by ...

January 6, 2017, Law360

Sebastian Vos is quoted in a Law360 article regarding the launch of a Global Blockchain Business Council at this year’s World Economic Forum by Covington and The Bitfury Group. “Blockchain has the potential to be the next great technological innovation, revolutionizing areas from cross-border payments, trade finance and land registries to government records,” ...

January 6, 2017, Law360

Eric Blanchard is quoted in a Law360 article providing a roundup of top-of-mind questions at this year’s JPMorgan health care conference. According to Blanchard, “I think the real question is: Are people going to buy this year?” He adds, “Is there going to be investor demand?”  Commenting on mergers and acquisitions, Blanchard says, “By and large, if there is a ...

January 6, 2017, PaymentsCompliance

Jennifer Martin is quoted in a PaymentsCompliance article regarding revisions to “first-in-nation” cybersecurity rules made by New York financial regulators following industry backlash. According to Martin, third-party service due diligence requirements had been clarified to “narrow and more clearly describe the regulation’s applicability to vendors.” 

January 5, 2017, Law360

Timothy Hester and Ed McClellan are quoted in a Law360 article regarding McClellan’s recent arrival to the firm’s Tax and Public Policy and Government Affairs practices. According to Hester, “Given the inevitability of new tax legislation that will have significant effects across the economy, Ed is a highly valuable resource in an area of great importance for ...

January 5, 2017, Financial Times

The Financial Times highlights a statute uncovered by John Veroneau and Catherine Gibson allowing presidents to impose tariffs on imports from countries found to “discriminate” against the U.S. in an article regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for trade policy. Veroneau and Gibson’s article on Section 338 of the Trade Act of 1930 can be found here.

January 4, 2017

WASHINGTON—Ed McClellan has joined Covington as a partner in its Tax and Public Policy and Government Affairs practices resident in Washington.  Mr. McClellan served as Tax Counsel for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and as a senior policy and technical advisor to two chairmen of the Committee, Senator Chuck Grassley and the late Senator Bill Roth. Mr. ...