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Canadian Lawyer Donald Ross Joins Covington

September 10, 2013

NEW YORK, September 10, 2013 — Covington & Burling is pleased to announce that Donald Ross has joined the firm as senior of counsel in the firm’s New York office.

“Don is a strong addition to the firm, serving as a bridge between Canadian clients and the firm’s practices in the U.S., Asia and Europe,” said Timothy Hester, chair of the firm’s management committee. “Don brings significant cross border experience to our domestic and international practices as well as a unique perspective from his distinguished career practicing law in Canada.”

Mr. Ross’ extensive experience involves many years practicing law at Osler, a leading Canadian law firm. Over the course of his career, he has handled both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and domestic and multi-jurisdictional corporate finance. In addition to transactional work, he has advised senior management and boards of directors on corporate governance matters and on a range of strategic legal issues.

“Covington is an outstanding law firm with expertise in areas that will be invaluable to Canadian and other global clients, including extensive regulatory and government affairs, white collar and broad litigation practices as well as a strong corporate practice. I look forward to working with my new colleagues and with firm clients on a variety of matters spanning the globe,” Mr. Ross said.

Mr. Ross has taught at the Ontario Bar Admission Course, presented at seminars and conferences in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and co-authored several legal texts on business law and corporate finance. He also serves on the board of directors of Sears Canada Inc.

Mr. Ross received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, his master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the New York bar and the Ontario bar.

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