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Washingtonian Magazine Names 19 Covington Attorneys ‘Top Lawyers’


WASHINGTON, DC, November 30, 2007 — Nineteen Covington & Burling LLP attorneys are recognized as “Top Lawyers” in the December 2007 issue of Washingtonian magazine. The list, compiled by the magazine’s editorial staff based on peer recommendations, identifies leading lawyers in the Greater Washington area.

Of the “Top Lawyers,” Washingtonian identified 30 as the “very best.” Among them is Covington partner Lanny Breuer, who is described as “one of the cleverest in Washington.” Mr. Breuer is co-chair of Covington’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice.

Covington senior counsel James McKay is also recognized as one of the “Legends of the Bar,” a list of “Washington’s great firm-builders, prosecutors, defenders, litigators, advocates, and jurists,” who are “mentors and role models for today’s other top lawyers.”

In addition to Mr. Breuer and Mr. McKay, the following Covington lawyers were recognized for their excellence in a variety of fields:

• Michael Baxter - Bankruptcy
• Doris Blazek-White - Trusts and Estates
• Stuart Eizenstat - “The Wise Ones”
• Ellen Flannery - Food and Drug
• Theodore Garrett - Environment
• Eric Holder - “The Wise Ones”
• Peter Barton Hutt - Food and Drug
• Jennifer Johnson - Communications and Media
• Robert Kelner - Election & Political Law
• Richard Kingham - Food and Drug
• Gregg Levy - Sports
• Robert Long - Supreme Court
• Mark Lynch - First Amendment
• David Martin - Securities
• Roderick McKelvie - Intellectual Property
• George Pappas - Intellectual Property
• Peter Safir - Food and Drug 

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