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April 30, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of three lawyers to of counsel.
The new of counsels are as follows:
Natalie Derzko (Washington) practices in the areas of intellectual property, strategic counseling, due diligence, patent prosecution, patent litigation, intellectual property policy and law reform. Ms. Derzko also counsels clients regarding regulatory issues arising under the Hatch-Waxman legislation and has earned a doctorate of law in this area. The Washington SmartCEO has recognized her as a member of its Legal Elite.
Lisa Koff (New York) regularly advises sponsors of, and investors in, private investment funds with respect to fund formation and investment activities. Ms. Koff's recent experience includes work for healthcare, financial services and energy fund managers. Ms. Koff also has substantial experience in general partner structuring and executive compensation matters, as well as investment adviser and other regulatory issues, related to private investment funds.
Joan Kutcher (Washington) is a senior member of Covington’s government affairs practice group and has more than 20 years of experience advising clients before Congress and regulatory agencies. Drawing on nearly a decade of experience as Washington Counsel to the State of New York, Ms. Kutcher provides corporate clients, trade associations, and state governments comprehensive advice regarding strategy, policy development, and legislative procedure on a broad range of areas, including health care, intellectual property, government contracts, and insurance.