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Covington & Burling LLP

ONE CITY CENTER, 850 TENTH STREET, NW, WASHINGTON DC 20001, USA
Tel:
Work +1 202 662 6000
Web:
www.cov.com

Frank Conner

Tel:
Work +1 202 662 5986
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Covington & Burling LLP

Work Department

Partner

Position

Rusty Conner focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and related strategic matters, with a particular emphasis on financial services companies. Having worked on more than 400 transactions with an aggregate deal value in excess of US $150 billion, Mr. Conner has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions of both public and privately held entities, including joint ventures and strategic alliances. He represents both underwriters and issuers in a variety of securities offerings and private placements. Mr. Conner regularly advises boards of directors on corporate governance matters and legal and fiduciary duties in the context of strategic decisions.

Education

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1981; University of Virginia, B.A., 1978 (Economics with high distinction, Phi Beta Kappa)


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Within: M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Covington & Burling LLP is widely recognized for its strength in regulated industries and has demonstrated an especially impressive record in sectors such as life sciences and healthcare, financial institutions, energy, aerospace and defense, hospitality and leisure, telecoms and technology. The firm’s M&A standing was enhanced by the arrival of David Schwartzbaum from Greenberg Traurig LLP, who is known for his advice to financial advisers and corporates in M&A transactions. In addition, Tom DeFilipps joined the Silicon Valley office from Sidley Austin LLP to lead the firm’s West Coast corporate practice. Clients include Allergan, AstraZeneca, MidFirst, Illumina, Johnson & Johnson and UCB. In 2016, the firm advised AbbVie on its $5.8bn acquisition of Stemcentrx, and assisted UCB with the $1.23bn sale of its Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals division to Lannett Company. New York’s Scott Smith and Washington DC partner Catherine Dargan head the M&A practice, which also includes JD Weinberg and Frank Conner in New York and Michael Reed in Washington DC.

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