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Washingtonian Names 25 Covington Attorneys ‘Top Lawyers’


WASHINGTON, DC, November 23, 2009 — Twenty-five Covington & Burling LLP attorneys are recognized as “Top Lawyers” in the December issue of Washingtonian magazine. The list, compiled by the magazine’s editorial staff, identifies leading lawyers in the Washington area.

Of the “Top Lawyers,” Washingtonian identified 30 as “stars of the bar.” Among them is Michael Baxter, a partner in Covington’s bankruptcy practice who the editors write “has played key roles in the most significant restructurings of the past year.”

The following is a list of all the Covington lawyers who were recognized for their excellence in a variety of fields:


  • Tom Barnett - Antitrust
  • Michael Baxter - Bankruptcy
  • Jonathan Blake - FCC
  • Doris Blazek-White - Trust and Estates
  • Stu Eizenstat - International Trade
  • Ellen Flannery - Food and Drug
  • Ted Garrett - Environment
  • Deborah Garza - Antitrust
  • Peter Barton Hutt - Food and Drug
  • Jennifer Johnson - FCC
  • Rob Kelner - Election Law
  • Richard Kingham - Food and Drug
  • Gregg Levy - Sports
  • Bob Long - Appellate
  • David Martin - Securities
  • Rod McKelvie - Patent Litigation
  • George Pappas - Patent Litigation
  • Bill Paul - Tax
  • Mark Plotkin - CFIUS
  • Richard Rainey - Patent Litigation
  • Peter Safir - Food and Drug
  • Paul Schmidt - Civil Defense
  • Stuart Stock - Financial Services
  • Jean Veta - Financial Services
  • Kurt Wimmer - First Amendment

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