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Covington's Corporate Practice Adds Four


NEW YORK, NY, April 30, 2008 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to welcome four more lawyers to its recently expanded Private Equity Practice. The new members follow the recent arrivals of Covington partner and Private Equity co-chair Timothy Clark and partner Loretta Shaw-Lorello.

The new arrivals, who will work alongside Mr. Clark and Ms. Shaw-Lorello in the firm’s New York office, are:

  • Lisa Koff (special counsel) focuses principally on various aspects of investment fund formation work for sponsors of private equity funds, including the creation and administration of equity participation arrangements for the sponsors’ investment professionals. Ms. Koff received her J.D. from the University of Houston and an LL.M. degree in taxation from New York University School of Law. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt, where she earned a B.A. in political science and French.
  • Dean Leckie (special counsel) focuses on advising sponsors of private equity funds both in the US and internationally in matters related to fund formation and operations. He regularly advises clients on organizing and operating a wide range of private equity funds, including buyout funds, venture capital funds, distressed funds and credit opportunity funds. A summa cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University, Mr. Leckie received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
  • Andrew M. Bratt (associate) handles a broad range of transactional matters including investment fund formation work for private equity clients and sponsors of private equity funds. He received a B.A. in history from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
  • Terry Lin (associate) focuses primarily on matters related to private equity fund formation. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, after earning an M.A. in East Asian studies and a B.A. in economics from Stanford.

Covington has a leading international corporate practice with more than 150 lawyers that covers a broad range of transactional and advisory work, including corporate and securities, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, finance, private equity, venture capital, strategic alliances and joint ventures, bankruptcy, and real estate. Covington’s corporate group has been recognized by Chambers, Corporate Board Member, Legal 500, and The Practical Law Company.

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