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David L. Meyer Appointed Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the Department of Justice

May 15, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2006 - Covington & Burling partner David L. Meyer has been appointed Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Meyer will oversee three of the Antitrust Division's civil sections.

The announcement of Mr. Meyer's new role was made earlier today by Thomas O. Barnett, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department's Antitrust Division.

"David has been an outstanding partner and we are very sorry to see him leave us," said Stuart Stock, chair of Covington's management committee. "But David is an exceptional antitrust lawyer, and he will make a very strong contribution to the work of the Division."

Most recently, Mr. Meyer served as vice-chair of the Antitrust and Consumer Law practice group at the firm. During his more than 16 years at Covington, Mr. Meyer has counseled corporate clients in government investigations and private antitrust litigation. He has extensive experience providing practical counseling on antitrust issues and in developing strategies for minimizing antitrust risks. He has represented clients in the transportation, life sciences, and energy industries in investigations by government enforcers and in complex private litigation matters.

"David will be an excellent addition to the leadership of the Antitrust Division," said James R. Atwood, co-chair of Covington's antitrust group. "It is a recognition of his abilities and accomplishments that he will serve in this important postition."

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