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Covington & Burling LLP

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Derek Ludwin

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Work +1 202 662 5429
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Covington & Burling LLP

Work Department

Partner

Position

Derek Ludwin advises domestic and international clients on their most important and complex antitrust litigation, criminal cartel and civil government investigations, ventures, licensing, and compliance issues. Mr. Ludwin has significant experience helping clients successfully navigate high-profile civil litigation, international antitrust cartel matters, and other government investigations, and has built a record of achieving positive outcomes. He provides global strategic advice on amnesty and other defense considerations in multi-jurisdictional investigations, devises effective strategies to manage internal investigations and follow-on lawsuits, and helps clients minimize the impact of these matters on their business operations. Mr. Ludwin represents leading clients in the sports, electronics, defense, aviation, education, and manufacturing industries. His clients recommend him for his antitrust litigation skills, his focus on client interests, his pragmatic approach to favorably and promptly resolving disputes, and his ability to work effectively with both business and in-house legal teams.

Career

In his previous role as the Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Mr. Ludwin was responsible for various transportation, juvenile justice, and science-related issues.

Education

New York University School of Law, J.D., 2000 (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, NYU Law Review - Executive Editor). Yale University, B.A., 1994


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: Industry focus

Sport

Within: Sport

Covington & Burling LLP has a long track record in the sports area and a particularly well-known relationship with the National Football League (NFL). In 2016, Douglas Gibson headed a team that advised the client on its sale of Thursday Night Football rights to CBS and NBC, while in a disputes context Benjamin Razi secured a victory for the league in a disability discrimination claim brought by a 2013 Pro Bowl ticketholder. Outside of football, Derek Ludwin represented the US Olympic Committee in an antitrust claim regarding a prohibition on non-kit sponsorship logos appearing during US Olympic trials brought by a chewing gum manufacturer and an athlete it sponsors. Peter Zern advised Turner Sports on its purchase of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s basketball tournament broadcast rights.

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