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Four Covington Partners Named Law360 MVPs

December 12, 2018

WASHINGTONLaw360 has named four Covington partners as MVPs in their respective practice areas. The awards single out lawyers from across numerous practice areas based on their success in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters, and record-breaking deals.

The Covington lawyers recognized as Law360 MVPs are:

  • Shara Aranoff, International Trade. Ms. Aranoff helps clients in technology, life sciences, and manufacturing use intellectual property and international trade enforcement tools to compete in U.S. and global markets. Prior to joining the firm, she was a Commissioner and Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, where she was a decision-maker in hundreds of Section 337, antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguard investigations. Law360 shares how she “helped her Canadian clients secure victories before the U.S. International Trade Commission in investigations over imported aircraft jets and newsprint.

    Ms. Aranoff’s full MVP profile can be found here.
  • David Fagan, International Trade. Mr. Fagan co-chairs the firm’s highly regarded cross-border investment and national security practice, including reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and also leads the firm’s cyber and data security incident response practice. Law360 highlights his work securing CFIUS approval on major transactions for both foreign and domestic companies.

    Mr. Fagan’s full MVP profile can be found here.
  • Nancy Kestenbaum, White Collar. Ms. Kestenbaum, co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group, handles clients’ most important and sensitive government and internal investigations and litigations. With 25 years of experience as a defense attorney and former federal prosecutor, she has represented clients ranging from the largest multi-national companies to individuals in high-stakes criminal and civil enforcement investigations by the United States Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal, state and local criminal and civil regulatory agencies. Her Law360 profile highlights both her traditional defense practice as well as her role leading high-profile #MeToo and sexual abuse investigations.

    Ms. Kestenbaum’s full MVP profile can be found here.
  • Paul Schmidt, Product Liability. Mr. Schmidt is a trial lawyer who has led the defense of some of the most complex litigations nationwide. Law360 highlights his recent trial work which includes serving as lead trial counsel and securing three trial wins for Lilly in Cymbalta cases, and securing favorable outcomes as trial counsel for Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. He also served as lead counsel for Boehringer Ingelheim in the Pradaxa multidistrict litigation.

    Mr. Schmidt’s full MVP profile can be found here.

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