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January 6, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC, January 6, 2014 — Law360 named Covington & Burling’s energy practice as one of the top five “Energy Practice Groups of the Year.” In giving this award, Law360 recognized the breadth of Covington’s practice capabilities (including litigation, transactions, regulatory and government policy) in both the traditional and emerging energy sectors and covering both power generation and fuels/oil and gas. Law360 noted that “Covington has a long history of representing clients within the industry, from renewable energy and biofuel firms to traditional energy giants like BP PLC, which it represents in the sprawling multidistrict litigation related to the Deepwater Horizon blowout. It also assists companies in related industries and several leading trade associations, as well as advising venture capital, private equity and other firms on energy investments.” In a profile about the firm, Law360 recognized Covington for “helping the American Petroleum Institute win favorable outcomes in several high-profile court cases and playing a role in a number of significant industry deals.” Law360 also noted that the firm’s corporate attorneys “helped to facilitate a number of significant energy industry deals, including as counsel to UBS Securities LLC, which acted as financial adviser on two major deals: Regency Energy Partners LP’s $5.6 billion acquisition of rival PVR Partners LP and Williams Cos. Inc.'s $2.4 billion deal for stakes in Access Midstream Partner LP and related limited partnership units.” “We are honored to be selected by Law360 as having one of the top energy practices in the country,” said Andrew Jack, co-chair of the practice. “This is a testament to our clients and to the dedication of our cross-disciplinary team, numbering approximately 100 lawyers and policy advisors who work together seamlessly on energy matters across all of our offices.” Law firms were selected for top honors based on the significance, size, and complexity of the matters they handled for clients over the past year. For additional information on industry developments in the area of energy and environmental matters, please visit Covington’s blog: InsideEnergy&Environment.