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Clara Shin Joins Covington’s Litigation Practice


SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2012 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Clara Shin has joined the firm’s litigation practice as a partner. She will be resident in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Ms. Shin has more than a decade of experience representing companies in cutting-edge intellectual property disputes, including copyright and trademark infringement litigation. She also has broad civil litigation experience, including a significant number of securities enforcement litigation matters.

Most recently, she represented Autodesk on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and won an important ruling defining the scope of software licensing and the first sale doctrine under copyright law.

“We are thrilled to welcome Clara to Covington,” said Don Brown, managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office. “She is a talented, versatile and experienced trial attorney who brings added depth to our expanding litigation capabilities in California.”

“I have long known Covington as a firm of tremendous breadth and expertise, and I am delighted to join its ranks,” Ms. Shin said. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues on our clients’ most challenging litigation matters.”

Ms. Shin’s previous experience includes serving as a special assistant and White House Fellow in the White House Office of the Chief of Staff and working on the creation of the AmeriCorps program. She has been named a “Northern California Rising Star” for the past three years.

Ms. Shin received her B.A. from Smith College and her J.D. from Stanford Law School. She served as a law clerk to Judge Dorothy W. Nelson of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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