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July 21, 2016, Law360

David Fagan and Stephen Surdu are quoted in a Law360 article regarding the launch of Covington’s new Cybersecurity Incident Response Team in conjunction with the arrival of Surdu and Jenny Martin. According to Fagan, “We’re a big firm with clients that span the globe. They can’t control when they have incidents, and you can get calls on a Friday afternoon from ...

July 21, 2016, Law360

John Veroneau is quoted in a Law360 article regarding reported BigLaw LDA filing numbers at the midyear point. According to Veroneau, Covington’s LDA filings “exceed our levels from a year ago, which is especially good in light of reports that overall federal lobbying expenditures are down this year.” He continues, “We are also very pleased with some very good ...

July 20, 2016, Global Competition Review

Kevin Coates participated in the American Bar Association’s criminal antitrust conference and is quoted in a GCR article regarding the effects of Brexit on antitrust. According to Coates, the effects of Brexit on competition law will only be felt if the United Kingdom decides it wants an economic relationship with the European Union different from one created by ...

July 20, 2016, Global Competition Review

Phillip Warren participated in the American Bar Association’s bi-monthly criminal antitrust update and is quoted in a GCR article regarding the lower amount of criminal antitrust fines this year. According to Warren, “More than anything, the drop in numbers results from the winding down of the current financial sector and auto parts matters.” He continued, “It ...

July 19, 2016, The Straits Times

Timothy Stratford participated in a panel discussion at the FutureChina Global Forum and is quoted in this Straits Times article regarding the growing appetite of the Chinese middle class for consumption despite fears of a spending slowdown. Noting the sky-rocketing growth of Chinese outbound investment, Stratford said that between 2002 and 2007, Chinese ...

July 19, 2016, PaRR

Kevin Coates spoke at an American Bar Association webinar entitled “Cartel and Criminal Practice Update” and is quoted in a PaRR article regarding the significance of the European Commission’s July truck cartel decision. According to Coates, this is the first case in which the EC issued a normal procedure statement of objections (SO) to parties, and then agreed ...

July 19, 2016, Global Competition Review

Alex Leitch and Jeremy Wilson are quoted in a GCR article regarding the arrival of Elaine Whiteford to Covington’s European dispute resolution practice. “We are thrilled with Elaine’s decision to join the firm. She brings a wealth of EU litigation experience, which we see as a real asset in the current market.”

July 18, 2016, The American Lawyer

James Garland and Steve Surdu are quoted in an American Lawyer article regarding the launch of Covington’s Cybersecurity Incident Response Team, highlighted by Surdu’s recent arrival as a Senior Cybersecurity Advisor. According to Garland, "The lawyers that do the interviews and oversee the forensic investigation, we're experienced but we're not engineers." He ...

July 18, 2016, Federal News Radio

Michael Chertoff appeared on Federal News Radio for a panel discussion on the current cybersecurity environment and the evolution of data-centric security. “What’s different now is because of modern data analytics, the ability to take huge volumes of data at enormous scale and then to be able to analyze and make use of that data is something that’s brand new.”