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Covington & Burling LLP

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James Dean

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Covington & Burling LLP

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Partner

Position

James Dean practices in the antitrust and energy regulatory areas and serves as vice-chair of the Antitrust Practice Group. As part of his antitrust practice, Mr. Dean advises clients on all aspects of antitrust law, including mergers, joint ventures, distribution agreements, and trade association activities. He has represented numerous clients in responding to government investigations and as both plaintiffs and defendants in private antitrust litigation. Mr. Dean also regularly handles issues related to pre-merger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and foreign merger control regimes.

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1998 (magna cum laude); Duke University, A.B., 1994 (magna cum laude)


United States: Antitrust

Merger control

Within: Merger control

Covington & Burling LLP handles merger control work for clients from a wide variety of industries, particularly in the life sciences arena. James Dean recently worked with members of the Brussels office to handle a series of Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) reportable transactions for AstraZeneca. In another highlight, Deborah Garza and San Francisco-based Phillip Warren handled the antitrust aspects of ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI’s acquisition of Gulf Oil from Cumberland Farms. Thomas Barnett acts for clients such as Disney, Expedia and Eli Lilly. James O’Connell, James Dean and John Graubert are also recommended. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC except where indicated otherwise.

Covington & Burling LLP handles merger control work for clients from a wide variety of industries, particularly in the life sciences arena. James Dean recently worked with members of the Brussels office to handle a series of Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) reportable transactions for AstraZeneca. In another highlight, Deborah Garza and San Francisco-based Phillip Warren handled the antitrust aspects of ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI’s acquisition of Gulf Oil from Cumberland Farms. Thomas Barnett acts for clients such as Disney, Expedia and Eli Lilly. James O’Connell, James Dean and John Graubert are also recommended. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC except where indicated otherwise.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy regulatory: conventional power

Within: Energy regulatory: conventional power

With a practice including a former FERC commissioner and a former NRC chairman, Covington & Burling LLP is well equipped to guide its clients through the regulatory framework, leveraging the firm’s finance and transactional know-how as necessary. The team routinely handles FERC and NERC compliance work and contentious FERC representations, such as rate cases and electricity refund proceedings. The team, headed by senior counsel William Massey, also represents companies in non-public FERC natural gas and electricity enforcement and compliance investigations, and defends clients against market manipulation and tariff violation claims. James Dean is another key contact.

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Energy regulatory: oil and gas

Within: Energy regulatory: oil and gas

Known for its strong FERC practice, Covington & Burling LLP frequently deals with regulatory approval work alongside enforcement and compliance matters. Senior counsel and energy practice head William Massey advised AZ Ocala Ranch - a large Marion County (Florida) landowner - on a FERC application brought by Sabal Trail Transmission Pipeline, which pertains to the construction of a natural gas pipeline through the landowner’s property. The team successfully filed an intervention objecting to the proposed route. Similarly, the practice represented Conrail in intervening and filing comments at FERC in response to two pipeline companies awaiting FERC approval for the construction of pipelines that would run under Conrail’s railroad tracks. James Dean is another key contact.

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