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Covington’s International Tax Practice Adds Baca

September 30, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC, September 30, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Kurt Baca has joined the firm’s tax practice as of counsel. He will be resident in the firm’s Washington office.

Mr. Baca’s practice focuses on the federal income taxation of domestic and international financing transactions and financial instruments, including investment and trading programs involving foreign currencies, debt instruments, equities, derivatives, and other financial instruments. Mr. Baca also advises issuers and underwriters in the structuring and issuance of capital market instruments, including various forms of convertible debt and structured investment units. Mr. Baca’s clients include banks, underwriters, and major multi-national corporations.

The addition of Mr. Baca follows the recent arrival of Covington tax partner Rob Culbertson.

“We are delighted to welcome Kurt to Covington,” said Reeves Westbrook, chair of the firm’s tax practice. “Kurt, along with the recent addition of Rob Culbertson, will add to our existing strengths and will permit us to provide our clients the best possible expertise, insights, and service on international tax matters and financial products.”

“I am pleased to be joining Covington and look forward to helping the firm’s clients with challenging international tax and financial products issues,” said Mr. Baca.

Mr. Baca, who is recognized in the Legal 500 US 2010 edition, joins more than a dozen partners and senior lawyers in Covington’s tax practice in Washington and New York who have been recognized by the Legal 500 US, Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Baca received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, an M.S. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University, and a B.S. from the University of New Mexico.

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