Bloomberg Law
Feb. 29, 2016, 11:56 PM

After Doubling in Size, Covington’s Government Contracts Practice Is Still Growing

Blake Edwards

Covington & Burling lured away 20 government contracts lawyers from McKenna Long & Aldridge last May, almost doubling the size of its government contracts practice. The group is still growing.

On Monday, Covington announced the addition of Peter Hutt II, previously a partner at Akin Gump for almost 8 years. In addition to experience in federal government contract and grant matters, Hutt also represents clients in False Claims Act and fraud litigation.

Hutt said he’s been watching Covington’s aggressive growth from a distance: “My perception was the same as probably every other government contracts lawyer in Washington,” he said of Covington’s 20-lawyer hiring spree last ...

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