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June 9, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC, June 9, 2014 — Catherine Dargan, co-chair of Covington & Burling’s mergers and acquisitions practice, was named as “Best in Mergers & Acquisitions” by Euromoney Legal Media Group at its Americas Women in Business Law Awards ceremony in New York on June 5. The awards honor firms that set “the standard in terms of female-friendly work practices” and individual “women leading the field in the legal sector across the Americas.” Ms. Dargan focuses on mergers and acquisitions, both public and private, and strategic partnering arrangements. In addition to structuring and negotiating transactions, she assists clients with corporate governance, compliance and other matters. In recent years, she has handled key transactions for major pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms such as AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eisai, Eli Lilly, Salix, and Takeda, as well as consumer businesses such as Hanesbrands and Procter & Gamble. Five other Covington partners were shortlisted by Euromoney for Best Lawyer awards in other categories. Deborah Garza, co-chair of the firm’s antitrust practice, and Anita Stork, vice chair of the antitrust practice, were shortlisted for Best in Antitrust. Jean Veta, widely recognized for defending financial institutions in enforcement matters, was shortlisted for Best in Financial Regulation. Dianne Coffino, a partner in Covington’s corporate restructuring and bankruptcy practice group, was shortlisted for Best in Insolvency and Restructuring. Jennifer Johnson, co-chair of the firm's communications and media practice, was shortlisted for Best in Media & Entertainment. The firm was also shortlisted in four categories: Best Firm in the U.S. Northeast Region, Best Firm in the U.S. West Region, Best International Law Firm Latin America Practice and Best International Firm for Talent Management.