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Covington & Burling Announces Five New Partners

October 2, 2003

October 2, 2003 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Covington & Burling announced the election of five new partners, effective October 1, 2003. "These fine individuals and lawyers, who very much represent the future of our firm, reflect the firm's strengths and diversity, coming as they do from four of the firm's five offices and ranging across our corporate, life sciences, and litigation practices," commented Stuart Stock, Chairman of the firm's Management Committee. The firm's newest partners and their backgrounds are as follows:

  • Stephen P. Anthony (Washington) is a litigator who has tried 30 cases to a jury and whose practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and complex civil litigation. He has handled a wide range of criminal and civil matters involving allegations of accounting and securities fraud, public corruption, conflicts of interest, commercial bribery, obstruction of justice, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the False Claims Act. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College (A.B., 1983) and Columbia University (J.D., 1988), clerked for Judge Patricia Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and served in the 1990s as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and as a prosecutor in the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice.


  • Patrick S. Davies (Washington) focuses on products liability litigation and class action litigation brought under state consumer protection statutes, where he has served as national coordinating counsel for trade associations and has represented pharmaceutical companies in dozens of lawsuits in numerous jurisdictions. He is a graduate of the University of Scranton (B.A., 1983) and the University of Notre Dame (J.D., 1987), and clerked for Judge John D. Butzner, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at the Catholic University of Chile (1983-84).


  • Emily I. Leonard (San Francisco) focuses on corporate, general commercial and intellectual property matters, with a concentration on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. She advises clients ranging from early-stage ventures to large public and private companies with respect to a variety of transactions and agreements, and specializes in complex intellectual property transactions, including strategic partnering and collaboration, licensing and technology transfer arrangements. She is a graduate of Catholic University (B.A., 1990) and George Washington University (J.D., 1994).


  • Louise Nash (London) is an English solicitor whose practice includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, financing, strategic alliances, licensing and distribution arrangements, and general commercial advice. Her practice is international in nature, with most transactions upon which she advises having a cross-border dimension. She has particular experience in the hi-tech sector and in advising on transactions with an intellectual property element. She graduated from the University of Surrey with a 2:1 in Linguistic and International Studies (Law, German, and French, 1992) and attended the College of Law, Guildford.


  • Andrew A. Ruffino (New York) handles complex litigation and arbitration involving the financial services industry, disputes over corporate control, and securities law. He has substantial experience in plaintiff and defense representations, internal investigations, and advisory work involving, among other things, asset-backed securities, financial reporting issues, insolvency law, proxy contests, civil RICO, intellectual property, and employment law. He is a graduate of Washington University (B.A., 1992) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1995), and clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Judge Michael B. Mukasey of the U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York.

For more information, please contact Noël Decker, 202.662.6361

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