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March 13, 2021, Economist

Thomas Reilly is quoted in the Economist regarding Brexit’s impact on EU regulation. Mr. Reilly notes the greatest scope for divergence lies in sectors where Britain has a critical mass of activity.

March 12, 2021, Law360

David Kornblau is quoted in Law360 regarding the SEC’s new ESG enforcement task force. Mr. Kornblau says operating through existing anti-fraud laws, the task force could ramp up enforcement actions against companies, but that could also bring a wave of litigation. “Until the agency adopts new climate disclosure regulations, for enforcement purposes it will need ...

March 12, 2021, Law360

Jean Veta and Jeremy Newell are quoted in Law360 regarding the legal risks financial institutions still face one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Regarding investigations into relief loans, Ms. Veta says banks have been acting as partners with the U.S. Department of Justice in investigating PPP fraud. “Indeed, the banks were victims in these frauds. However, it ...

March 10, 2021, International Financial Law Review

John Ahern spoke with International Financial Law Review about the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation’s (SFDR) impact on financial markets. Mr. Ahern says, “Costs associated with compliance with the regulation will ultimately be passed on to investors. In addition, if different regimes develop in different geographies, there is a risk of further ...

March 8, 2021, Education Week

Kevin King spoke with Education Week about the Supreme Court’s ruling in a case involving students’ free speech rights on school and college campuses. Mr. King says, “The court’s decision is a win for civil rights. By reaffirming that parties may sue even when a violation does not cause easily identifiable harm, this decision will ensure that the courthouse ...

March 8, 2021, Law360

Kevin King is quoted in Law360 regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in a case involving students’ free speech rights on school and college campuses. Mr. King said, “that an issue to watch now is whether lower courts will adopt the suggestions by Justices Roberts and Kavanaugh to allow defendants to avoid judgment on the merits by paying the nominal damages. It ...

March 5, 2021, Law360

Andrew Jack and Kevin Poloncarz spoke with Law360 about Covington’s creation of an initiative dubbed Sustainability Solutions, which advises clients on how to build sustainable and environmentally conscious strategies. As mentioned in the article, Covington offers a toolkit for general counsels who may want some information about topics ranging from climate ...

March 5, 2021, Law360

Dan Cooper, Covington’s EU data privacy head, answered seven questions about the European data privacy landscape with Law360. 

March 2, 2021, The National Law Journal

Andrew Smith spoke with The National Law Journal about rejoining Covington from the FTC. Mr. Smith says he feels he can hit the ground running with a built-in client base after his stint in government. “Those are relationships I developed with clients at Covington over several years, and many if not all of them continue to be clients of Covington. I hope to pick ...