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Three Covington Partners Named Law360 MVPs

November 2, 2020

WASHINGTON—Law360 has named three Covington lawyers as MVPs. 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:


Jay Carey was recognized for helping data services giant Optum successfully protest a rival’s $600 million U.S. Department of Labor contract award, among other big wins. Named by Chambers as one of the nation’s top bid protest lawyers, Mr. Carey litigates protests involving complex federal and state procurements often worth billions of dollars. Mr. Carey also counsels clients on government contracts formation and compliance matters, and defends them in investigations by federal and state governments.


Mr. Carey’s Government Contracts MVP profile can be found here.


Steve Fagell was recognized for securing declinations in U.S. government investigations for five global, publicly-traded companies in the past year, including high-profile declinations for Uber, Alexion, and Roche. He co-chairs the firm’s white collar defense and investigations practice and is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading white collar practitioners.


A former senior official in the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Fagell represents multinational companies and senior executives in criminal and civil investigations by the Justice Department, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other U.S. regulators.


Mr. Fagell’s White Collar MVP profile can be found here


Jennifer Plitsch was recognized for her work advising companies in over $9 billion of government contracts for the development and sale of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, devices and diagnostics. She is co-chair of the firm’s Government Contracts practice group, where her practice includes a wide range of contracting issues for large and small businesses in both defense and civilian contracting. Her practice involves advising clients on contract proposal, performance, and compliance questions as well as litigation, transactional, and legislative issues. In addition to her practice advising biodefense manufacturers, she has particular expertise in advising clients on intellectual property and data rights issues under the Federal Acquisition Regulations and the Bayh-Dole Act, and has significant experience in negotiation and compliance under non-traditional government agreements including Other Transaction Authority agreements (OTAs), Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), Cooperative Agreements, Grants, and Small Business Innovation Research agreements.


Ms. Plitsch’s Life Sciences MVP profile can be found here.

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