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October 06, 2015 7:09 AM ET

Professional Services

Company Overview of Covington & Burling LLP

Company Overview

Covington & Burling LLP provides legal advisory services for communications, media, energy, technology and software, international trade, life sciences, energy, finance, and transportation sectors. The firm focuses on areas such as industry and regulatory expertise, taxation, creditor rights, bankruptcy, corporate governance, insurance coverage, intellectual property, and securities law compliance. Additionally, it provides business litigation, representation, consulting, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation, and dispute resolution services. Covington & Burling LLP was founded in 1919 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia with additional offices in New York, New York; Sa...

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue

North West

Washington, DC 20004-2401

United States

Founded in 1919





Key Executives for Covington & Burling LLP

Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Covington & Burling LLP Key Developments

Covington Promotes Nine New Partners

Covington has elected nine of its lawyers to partnership. The new partners class includes lawyers from the firm's litigation, corporate, regulatory, and white collar investigations practices. They are based in the New York, San Francisco, and Washington offices. The new partners are: Alexander Berengaut (Washington): Mr. Berengaut's practice focuses on international arbitration, complex civil litigation, and white collar criminal defense. He also regularly advises technology clients on national security and law enforcement-related compliance issues, including matters involving electronic surveillance and data privacy. Jason Fowler (Washington): Mr. Fowler represents clients from a wide array of industries in high-stakes patent litigation. He has experience representing clients at all stages of litigation, from inception of the case through trial and appeal. Sarah Franklin (Washington): Ms. Franklin represents life sciences companies in government investigations and related civil litigation. She has defended numerous federal and state enforcement actions covering a broad range of health care compliance issues and draws on her subject matter and industry knowledge to counsel pharmaceutical and medical device companies on enforcement risks and compliance. Gabriel J. Mesa (New York): Mr. Mesa, a member of the corporate practice, has counseled corporations in joint ventures and private mergers and acquisitions in Latin America and other emerging markets as well as in the United States. His work spans venture capital and private equity investments, strategic acquisitions, privatizations and oil and gas ventures. Michael Nonaka (Washington): Mr. Nonaka advises banks, financial services providers, and other companies on a broad range of compliance, enforcement, transactional, and legislative matters. He has worked extensively with federal and state banking agencies and with other federal agencies authorized to regulate financial services. Brian Rosenzweig (New York): Mr.Rosenzweig practices corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on international and domestic capital-raising transactions and SEC reporting and compliance. His practice predominantly involves capital markets transactions, including IPOs, follow-on equity offerings and high-yield debt offerings, involving issuers in the life sciences, financial services and media and telecommunications industries. He also regularly advises boards and management on executive compensation disclosure and other securities law issues, corporate governance issues and general corporate matters. Daniel Suleiman (Washington): Mr. Suleiman represents individuals and institutions in high-stakes white collar criminal matters, U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, Congressional investigations, and other substantial litigation matters. From 2010 to 2013, he served as a senior official in the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division, including as Deputy Chief of Staff & Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General. Lindsey Tonsager (San Francisco): Ms. Tonsager anticipates and evaluates legal and reputational risks under federal and state data privacy and communications laws for clients in a broad range of industries. She assists clients in engaging strategically with federal and state regulators and also represents clients in responding to enforcement actions. She negotiates agreements to ensure that protections are in place to avoid unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of customer data and other types of confidential information, and advises clients on developing privacy disclosures and policies. Christopher Yeung (New York): Mr. Yeung represents individual and corporate clients in complex civil litigation and white collar criminal matters, including jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations. His practice spans a wide range of subject matters, including corporate governance, investment fraud, contracts, and trade secrets litigation.

Covington & Burling LLP Appoints Eric H. Holder, Jr. as Partner

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. is returning to Covington as a partner after more than six years of service as law enforcement officer. Mr. Holder will be resident in the company's Washington office and focus on complex investigations and litigation matters, including matters that are international in scope and raise significant regulatory enforcement issues and substantial reputational concerns. Prior to joining Covington in 2001, he served during the Clinton Administration as Deputy Attorney General and United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Earlier, Mr. Holder served as Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, having been appointed by President Reagan in 1988.

Chris DeCresce Joins Covington & Burling's New York Office as Counsel

Chris DeCresce has joined Covington & Burling's New York office as of counsel from Sandler O'Neill & Partners, where he was a managing director of its investment banking group.

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