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The founders of Covington & Burling LLP foresaw the pervasive effects of the forthcoming era of federal legislation, regulation, and taxation. In 1919, they sought to create a firm in the nation's capital that could advise and represent corporations located anywhere in the nation or the world on a wide range of legal issues. Today our Washington office has over 500 lawyers representing clients according to the highest standards and fulfilling the firm's strong commitment to public service.
October 21, 2016, Covington Alert
Yesterday, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission announced that anticompetitive agreements among employers on their employees’ terms of employment, such as wages, salaries, benefits, or even job opportunities, could result in criminal prosecutions of individuals and companies. This is a major policy shift―the government ...
October 21, 2016
WASHINGTON—Covington represented India-based Piramal Enterprises and its wholly owned Critical Care subsidiary in the UK in the acquisition of five anesthesia and pain management injectable products from Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, in an all cash deal for an upfront consideration of US$155 million, and up to an additional US$20 million.
The products to be acquired ...
October 21, 2016, The Washington Post
Lindsay Burke and Robert Lenhard are quoted in a Washington Post article regarding laws governing political communications in the workplace. According to Burke employees of private companies are often surprised they don’t have the First Amendment rights they do outside the workplace. She adds that although companies can’t prohibit workers from talking about ...
October 20, 2016
WASHINGTON—The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty honored Covington partner and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder with the Outstanding Achievement Award for his work in identifying and ameliorating federal policies that target the criminalization of poor people.
The Law Center highlighted Mr. Holder’s leadership role overseeing the ...
October 20, 2016, Covington Alert
On October 19, 2016, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively the “Agencies”) released a joint Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) requesting public comment on enhanced cybersecurity standards that would apply to ...
October 20, 2016, World IP Review
Timothy Hester is quoted in a World IP Review article regarding the promotion of the firm’s 13 new partners. According to Hester, “Our new partners reflect the excellence, strengths, and diversity of the firm, and will play important roles in the firm for decades to come.”
October 19, 2016
WASHINGTON—The American Bar Foundation has elected Ellen Flannery as President of the board of the American Bar Foundation (ABF), a position she will hold for two years.
Ms. Flannery has served as a member of ABF’s board of directors since 2005, and most recently served as Vice President. She also was chair of The Fellows of the ABF from 2007 to 2008.
October 18, 2016, The Center for Public Integrity