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June 4, 2007
LONDON, 4 June, 2007 — Roger Enock has been elected a partner of Covington & Burling LLP and will be resident in the firm’s London office, where he will be serving as Head of the European Policyholder Coverage Practice. Roger joins from the litigation and dispute resolution team at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he had been a partner since 1992. His appointment brings the overall number of partners in Covington’s European offices to twenty. Roger, an English-qualified solicitor, has a wealth of experience in a broad range of commercial litigation and arbitration disputes, with an emphasis on substantial cases in the insurance sector. Roger has handled a wide array of matters for corporate policyholders in connection with claims against their insurers. Some of his most significant cases include acting on behalf of Sony Pictures, Société Générale, and others in a series of claims against film financing insurers and representing a major European-based concern in relation to a large claim against insurers in Germany. Roger has also handled a number of internal and regulatory investigations, international and domestic arbitrations, and general commercial cases in the High Court. Roger joins Covington’s international policyholder practice, which is recognized as a leader in handling matters for corporate policyholders in the US and the UK. For nearly 30 years, the firm’s US-based coverage practice has been recognized for its outstanding reputation and results. In the UK, Covington’s policyholder practice has established a particular reputation in representing large multinational policyholders in high-value international coverage arbitrations and in challenging insurers’ efforts to extinguish cover for current and future policyholder claims through so-called solvent schemes of arrangement. The firm has recently represented groups of corporate policyholders before the English High Court in successful challenges to such schemes of arrangement involving British Aviation and the WFUM pools. The firm has also assisted many policyholders in reaching favorable settlements with Equitas and London Market insurers. The firm is recommended in the latest edition of Legal 500 UK in both the “Insurance and reinsurance litigation: for policyholders only” and “Commercial Litigation” sections. Roger commented: “I am delighted to be joining a US firm of Covington’s stature with a deserved reputation for excellence in the representation of its clients. I look forward to contributing to the realization of Covington’s ambitions for its European practice. I particularly look forward to building on Covington’s well-established reputation in both the UK and the US for representing policyholders in high-value disputes with their insurers.” Stuart Stock, Chair of Covington’s Management Committee, said: “Roger has a terrific reputation in the market. We are extremely pleased that he has chosen to join us. His extensive experience as a litigator will be a great asset to the firm’s Policyholder Coverage and Dispute Resolution Groups, both in Europe and globally.” Edward Britton, Managing Partner of Covington’s London office, added: “Covington is already well known in the UK market for representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. The appointment of a senior litigator of Roger’s standing, with his deep and sophisticated experience in insurance market disputes, will greatly strengthen our London-based capabilities in this strategically important sector. We are delighted to welcome Roger to the firm.”