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February 3, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, February 3, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Gerard Waldron has rejoined the firm’s Washington office as a partner after serving as Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. In this role, Mr. Waldron has been deeply involved in all major energy and climate-related legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives over the past two years, including passage of the landmark American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. He will focus on communications, energy, climate policy and regulatory matters as he returns to private practice.
Mr. Waldron has more than 25 years of experience in law and public policy. During his prior tenure at the firm, his practice focused on regulatory and legislative matters affecting the communications and IT industries. He represented broadband companies, high-tech and Internet content companies, wireline and wireless telephone companies, sports leagues, broadcasters and investors on matters before the FCC, Congress, and state commissions, as well as in industry and company negotiations. Chambers USA ranked him as one of the leading regulatory lawyers in Telecom, Broadcast and Satellite.
In his most recent position, Mr. Waldron advised Members of Congress on energy policy and climate-change issues. At Covington, he will utilize that expertise to advise clients in the firm’s clean energy and climate industry group on policy and legislative issues affecting climate change, clean tech, and energy efficiency, including issues affecting development of smart grid infrastructure that arise at the convergence of communications and energy law and policy.
In welcoming Mr. Waldron, Timothy Hester, chair of Covington’s management committee, said: “We are delighted to welcome Gerry back to the firm. The breadth of his experience in legislative and policy issues, particularly those in the communications and energy industries, coupled with the deep ties he has forged with senior leadership on Capitol Hill, will be a terrific asset to our many clients who are seeking guidance on navigating the rapidly evolving regulatory and public policy landscape.”
Mr. Waldron added: “I am really looking forward to working again with all of my colleagues in Covington’s communications and media, government affairs, and clean energy and climate groups.”
A graduate of the University of Virginia and Duke University School of Law, Mr. Waldron clerked for Judge J. Dickson Phillips, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth District.