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Covington Receives Top Honors from Chambers USA


WASHINGTON, DC, May 27, 2014 — Covington & Burling received several top honors as part of this year’s Chambers USA Awards for Excellence and Chambers USA rankings. The London-based publication honored Covington’s Paul Tagliabue with a Lifetime Achievement Award, recognized the firm’s Intellectual Property practice with a Client Service Award, and ranked 47 practices and 147 individuals in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

In presenting Mr. Tagliabue with its Lifetime Achievement Award at its awards ceremony in New York on May 22, Chambers USA recognized him as “one of the most influential names in American sports law.” Describing him as a “brilliant man of integrity and character,” the publication noted his seventeen years as Commissioner of the National Football League and his many years of private practice at Covington before and after his tenure as NFL commissioner.

Chambers recognized Covington’s IP practice for the quality and range of its client service. In presenting the Client Service Award to Covington, Chambers noted that its sources “reserve acclaim for the problem-solving skills of this fine outfit.” The publication highlighted Covington’s favorable result for Samsung Electronics in an ITC Section 337 investigation involving LED technology and the firm’s victories in two Hatch-Waxman cases for Warner Chilcott against generic pharmaceuticals manufacturers.

Following the awards ceremony, Chambers USA released its 2014 directory of rankings, identifying leading lawyers by national and regional practice areas. Among the many accolades given to the firm’s practices and lawyers, including numerous “Band 1” rankings, Covington’s insurance recovery practice was for the sixth consecutive year the only law firm recognized by Chambers with a nationwide “Band 1” ranking in the policyholder category.

Listed below are the Covington lawyers and practices identified in the Chambers USA 2014 guide:

Firm (Nationwide, DC)
Thomas Barnett (Nationwide, DC)
Deborah Garza (Nationwide, DC)
Anita Stork (CA)
Alan Wiseman (DC)

Appellate Law
Firm (Nationwide)
Robert Long Jr. (Nationwide)

Firm (DC)
Dennis Auerbach (DC)
Michael St. Patrick Baxter (DC)

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
Don Murray (Nationwide)

Climate Change
Firm (Nationwide)

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
Firm (Nationwide, NY)
Scott Smith (NY)
J. D. Weinberg (NY)

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Firm (DC)
Rusty Conner (DC)
Catherine Dargan (DC)
W. Andrew Jack (DC)
David Martin (DC)

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Firm (Nationwide, DC)
Amy N. Moore (Nationwide, DC)
Richard Shea (DC)
John Vine (DC)

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
Firm (Nationwide)
William Massey (Nationwide)

Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
Richard Meserve (Nationwide)

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
Firm (Nationwide)
William Massey (Nationwide)

Firm (DC)
E. Donald Elliott (DC)
Theodore Garrett (DC)

ERISA Litigation
Firm (Nationwide)
T.L. Cubbage (Nationwide)
Jeffrey Huvelle (Nationwide)

Firm (Nationwide)
Lanny Breuer (Nationwide)
Donald Ridings (Nationwide)

Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)
Firm (Nationwide)
John Dugan (Nationwide)
Keith Noreika (Nationwide)
Mark Plotkin (Nationwide)
Stuart Stock (Nationwide)
Ed Yingling (Nationwide)

Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations)
Firm (Nationwide)
Stuart Stock (Nationwide)
D. Jean Veta (Nationwide)

First Amendment Litigation
Kurt Wimmer (Nationwide)

Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation
Firm (Nationwide)
Peter Barton Hutt (Nationwide)
Clausen Ely Jr. (Nationwide)
Miriam Guggenheim (Nationwide)

Government: Government Contracts
Firm (Nationwide)
Alan Pemberton (Nationwide)

Government: Government Relations
Firm (Nationwide)
Holly Fechner (Nationwide)
Martin Gold (Nationwide)

Government: Political Law
Firm (Nationwide)
Robert Kelner (Nationwide)
Robert Lenhard (Nationwide)

Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory
Firm (DC)
Ellen Flannery (DC)
Peter Barton Hutt (DC)
Richard Kingham (DC)
Michael Labson (DC)
Gerald Masoudi (DC)
Peter Safir (DC)
Jennifer Zachary (DC)

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder
Firm (Nationwide)
Don Brown (Nationwide)
John Buchanan (Nationwide)
Mitchell Dolin (Nationwide)
David Goodwin (Nationwide)
William Greaney (Nationwide)
Larry Hobel (Nationwide)
William Skinner (Nationwide)

Insurance: Policyholder
Firm (CA, DC)
Don Brown (CA)
John Buchanan (DC)
Mitchell Dolin (DC)
Anna Engh (DC)
Marialuisa Gallozzi (DC)
Saul Goodman (DC)
David Goodwin (CA)
William Greaney (DC)
Lawrence Hobel (CA)
Georgia Kazakis (DC)
Benedict M. Lenhart (DC)
Marty Myers (CA)
William Skinner (DC)

Intellectual Property
Firm (Nationwide, CA)

Intellectual Property: Litigation
Firm (DC)
Kevin Collins (DC)
Rod McKelvie (DC)
George Pappas (DC)

Intellectual Property: Patent
Robert Fram (CA)
Robert Haslam (CA)
Michael Plimack (CA)

International Arbitration
Firm (Nationwide)
Marney Cheek (Nationwide)
Eugene Gulland (Nationwide)
Miguel López Forastier (Nationwide)

International Trade
Firm (Nationwide)

International Trade: CFIUS Experts
David Fagan (Nationwide)
Mark Plotkin (Nationwide)

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
Peter Flanagan (Nationwide)
Corinne Goldstein (Nationwide)
Peter Lichtenbaum (Nationwide)
Peter Trooboff (Nationwide)

International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)
Firm (Nationwide)
Maureen Browne (Nationwide)
Sturgis Sobin (Nationwide)

International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy
John Veroneau (Nationwide)
Stuart Eizenstat (Nationwide)

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Firm (Nationwide)
Loretta Shaw-Lorello (Nationwide)

Latin American Investment
Rubén Kraiem (NY)

Life Sciences
Firm (Nationwide, CA)

Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial
John Hurvitz (Nationwide)
Emily Leonard (Nationwide, CA)
James Snipes (Nationwide, CA)
Amy Toro (CA)

Life Sciences: Regulatory/Compliance
Richard Kingham (Nationwide)
Peter Safir (Nationwide)

Litigation: E-Discovery
Edward Rippey (Nationwide)

Litigation: General Commercial
Firm (DC)
David Bayless (CA)
John Nields (DC)

Litigation: Trial Lawyers
Mike Brock (Nationwide)

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Firm (DC, NY)
Stephen Anthony (DC)
Lanny Breuer (DC)
Nancy Kestenbaum (NY)
John Nields (DC)
Alan Vinegrad (NY)

Media & Entertainment
Firm (DC)
Stephen Weiswasser (DC)
Kurt Wimmer (DC)

Media & Entertainment: Mainly Regulatory
Firm (DC)
Mace Rosenstein (DC)
Stephen Weiswasser (DC)

Nigel Howard (Nationwide)

Privacy & Data Security
Firm (Nationwide)
David Fagan (Nationwide)
Mark Plotkin (Nationwide)

Product Liability & Mass Torts
Firm (Nationwide)
Mike Brock (Nationwide)
Patrick Davies (Nationwide)
Mike Imbroscio (Nationwide)
Paul Schmidt (Nationwide)

Real Estate
Robert Gage (DC)

Securities: Regulation
Firm (Nationwide)

Securities: Regulation: Advisory
Keir Gumbs (Nationwide)
David Martin (Nationwide)

Securities: Regulation: Enforcement
Bruce Baird (Nationwide)
David Kornblau (Nationwide)

Sports Law
Firm (Nationwide)
Ben Block (Nationwide)
Douglas Gibson (Nationwide)
Gregg Levy (Nationwide)
Jeremy Spector (Nationwide)
Paul Tagliabue (Nationwide)
Bruce Wilson (Nationwide)
Peter Zern (Nationwide)

Firm (DC)
William Chip (DC)
Robert Culbertson (DC)
Dan Luchsinger (DC)
William Paul (DC)
Dirk Suringa (DC)
Emin Toro (DC)
Reeves Westbrook (DC)

Tax: Corporate & Finance
Firm (Nationwide)

Technology & Outsourcing
Nigel Howard (NY)

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
Firm (DC)
Yaron Dori (DC)
Jennifer Johnson (DC)
Mace Rosenstein (DC)
Ralph Voltmer (DC)

Transportation: Rail (for Railroads)
Firm (Nationwide)
Michael Rosenthal (Nationwide)

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