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Covington Promotes Two Intellectual Property Lawyers to Partnership

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Covington & Burling is pleased to announce that it has elected two intellectual property lawyers to its partnership effective yesterday.

“We’re delighted to welcome these lawyers to our partnership,” said Timothy Hester, chair of Covington’s management committee. “They are excellent lawyers who will bring great value and service to our clients on a wide array of legal matters. We see them as important parts of the next generation of the firm.”

The new partners are:

Alexander Chinoy (Washington) focuses on the resolution of international intellectual property disputes, with an emphasis on Section 337 unfair import investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement of intellectual property rights. Mr. Chinoy has been involved in more than thirty Section 337 investigations, including numerous trials on violation, enforcement hearings, and temporary relief proceedings. His experience spans every phase of 337 litigation, from pre-complaint counseling through appeal of final ITC determinations to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as CBP enforcement of ITC exclusion orders. He is the immediate past President of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association, the leading bar association for Section 337 practitioners. Mr. Chinoy earned both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was the production editor of the Virginia Journal of Sports and the Law.

Michael Kennedy (Washington) is a litigator with broad experience representing clients at all stages of litigation before federal district courts and the Federal Circuit. Mr. Kennedy’s practice is particularly focused on representing pioneer pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation. Mr. Kennedy also has significant litigation experience in the areas of breach of contract, business torts, and insurance coverage. A cum laude graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, Mr. Kennedy was senior articles editor of Northwestern University Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Virginia, and is admitted to practice in D.C. and New York.

Covington & Burling LLP, an international law firm, provides corporate, litigation, and regulatory expertise to enable clients to achieve their goals. Founded in 1919, the firm has more than 800 lawyers and offices in Beijing, Brussels, London, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC.

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