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Covington & Burling LLP

ONE CITY CENTER, 850 TENTH STREET, NW, WASHINGTON DC 20001, USA
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Robert Wick

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Work +1 202 662 5487
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Covington & Burling LLP

Work Department

Partner

Position

Robert Wick, a partner in the firm’s Washington office, represents financial institutions and corporations in class actions and antitrust litigation. He has successfully represented clients in dozens of class actions and parens patriae cases, in high stakes antitrust actions, and in domestic and international arbitrations. In addition to his antitrust expertise, Rob regularly represents clients in cases filed under unfair and deceptive practices statutes, RICO, FDCPA, TILA, FCRA, and other consumer protection statutes. He is a former vice chair of the firm’s litigation practice.

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1992 (magna cum laude); Dartmouth College, A.B., 1988 (summa cum laude)


United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Covington & Burling LLP’s antitrust litigation practice, which is co-chaired by Derek Ludwin in Washington DC and Emily Henn in Palo Alto, has a strong reputation for cutting-edge, highly complex matters, and draws work from clients in sectors such as technology, financial services and pharmaceuticals. Ludwin, Gregg Levy and others recently represented the National Football League in two class actions, one of which involved defending the client in multi-district litigation (MDL) concerning its television broadcasting arrangements. In the auto parts arena, Anita Stork (San Francisco), Ashley Bass, Michael Fanelli and others are acting for Alps Electric in a putative class action concerning alleged price-fixing of heater control panels. In addition to managing cases heard domestically, the US group operates as part of a wider network to assist with cross-border matters, including litigation that is connected to government investigations. Thomas Barnett, Deborah Garza and Robert Wick are other highly regarded practitioners. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC except where otherwise indicated.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Covington & Burling LLP has ‘an excellent litigation department with very knowledgeable lawyers who are highly experienced but also quick learners’. The firm has ‘great instincts for how judges and opposing counsel will react’. In New York, Mark Gimbel (who is ‘a great listener and his thoughtful approach is of great value’) and William Phillips chair the practice. They are handling a motion to dismiss a class action against SandRidge Energy CEO James Bennett that alleges misrepresentation of the value of oil and gas assets. David Kornblau, Nancy Kestenbaum, Washington DC-based Bruce Baird and San Francisco’s Tammy Albarrán are noted for government investigations and litigation. Gimbel and Robert Wick are advising JPMorgan Securities in an MDL alleging collusion to manipulate the market for US Treasury securities.

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