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Covington Announces Ten New Counsel

April 3, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC, April 3, 2007 — Covington & Burling LLP has announced the promotion of four new Of Counsel and six new Special Counsel.

The four new Of Counsel are Daniel P. Cooper, Christian Neira, Matthew J. O’Connor, and Kevin J. Shortill.

  • Daniel P. Cooper advises on European privacy and data protection matters, as well as on contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and e-commerce issues. He is resident in the firm’s London office.
  • Christian Neira’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, with special emphasis on private equity transactions in the United States and cross-border and joint venture transactions in Latin America. He is resident in the firm’s New York office.
  • Matthew J. O’Connor participates in all aspects of the firm’s white-collar defense practice, with a particular focus on representing pharmaceutical companies and executives in internal investigations and in broad-ranging federal and state civil and criminal investigations. He is resident in the firm’s Washington office.
  • Kevin J. Shortill is a tax and corporate lawyer whose practice focuses on tax-exempt, not-for-profit, and quasi-governmental organizations. He has worked with a wide variety of clients in the charitable, educational, athletic, and scientific fields. He is resident in the firm’s Washington office.

The six new Special Counsel include Cándido García Molyneux, Timothy L. Jucovy, Rukesh Korde, Joseph A. Kresse, Mona Patel, and Sinan Utku.

  • Cándido García Molyneux focuses on EC environmental law, Spanish food and drug law, and international trade law. He advises clients on legal issues concerning environmental product regulation, waste management, the REACH Regulation and other rules on chemicals, Spanish medicines and cosmetics rules, and international trade law and non-tariff barriers. He is resident in the firm’s Brussels office.
  • Timothy L. Jucovy’s practice covers the intersection of privacy, consumer protection, media, and litigation. His work encompasses a broad range of advisory, regulatory, legislative, litigation, enforcement, and transactional matters relating to privacy and security, identity theft, marketing and consumer protection, online content, media, and related employment practices. He is resident in the firm’s Washington office.
  • Rukesh Korde specializes in insurance coverage disputes, and he has provided advice on both first and third party losses arising out of a wide variety of causes. He has litigated insurance cases in novel areas of the law including defending the constitutionality of an insurance direct action statute and obtaining coverage for asbestos non-products claims. He is resident in the firm’s Washington office.
  • Joseph A. Kresse represents corporate and trade association clients in government investigations and complex civil litigation involving product liability, false claims, and fraud actions. His practice spans issues arising in all phases of litigation, from pre-complaint investigations through post-trial briefing, and includes significant work in resolving complicated discovery matters. He is resident in the firm’s Washington office.
  • Mona Patel’s practice focuses on governmental investigations and pharmaceutical litigation. Her experience includes a broad range of complex business litigation matters, and she has represented clients before state and federal courts and in arbitration and mediation proceedings in connection with intellectual property, insurance coverage, and employment disputes. She is resident in the firm’s Washington office.
  • Sinan Utku focuses on US and international intellectual property law. His practice includes intellectual property transactions and licensing, the preparation of patent applications, patent prosecution, the preparation of patent opinions, technology transfers and US export controls, and client counseling, especially in the area of US patent law. He is resident in the firm’s London office.

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