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Covington Advises Steve Ballmer on Clippers Purchase

5/30/2014

WASHINGTON, DC, May 30, 2014 — Covington & Burling advised Steve Ballmer on his agreement to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers from The Sterling Family Trust for $2 billion.

"I will be honored to have my name submitted to the NBA board of governors for approval as the next owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. I love basketball," Ballmer said in a statement. "And I intend to do everything in my power to ensure that the Clippers continue to win – and win big – in Los Angeles."

The Covington team was led by Doug Gibson, Scott Roades and Peter Zern, and included Rob Heller and Jeff White (tax), Mike Francese (benefits), Ben Block (litigation), Don Elliott (environmental) and Doris Blazek-White (trusts and estates).

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