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Carlyle Group Exec David Marchick Rejoins Covington (1)

April 8, 2019, 5:13 PMUpdated: April 8, 2019, 7:52 PM

Covington & Burling has hired back former partner David M. Marchick from The Carlyle Group, the international investment firm where he served as managing director and global head of external affairs.

Marchick, who will serve as “senior of counsel,” will advise companies and top executives on complex issues that involve the intersection of law, policy and reputational risks, out of Covington’s Washington office. He was previously at the firm from 2002 to 2007, where his practice focused on international trade, CFIUS, transportation,and legislative matters.

“Dave has a well-earned reputation for helping Carlyle and its global portfolio companies navigate difficult legal, policy and reputational issues around the world,” Timothy Hester, Covington’s chair, said in a statement. “Dave’s strategic thinking, superb judgment, and deep knowledge are critical to clients as they navigate their most complex business problems, deals, and disputes.”

Before joining Covington the first time, Marchick held several positions within the Clinton administration, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Transportation Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy at the State Department, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development.

At The Carlyle Group he led efforts around regulatory and government affairs, communications and branding, and sustainability.

The Carlyle Group has 31 offices worldwide and $216 billion in assets under management. Marchick has been credited with helping to transform the organization from a small private equity firm to a global, publicly-traded player.

Marchick announced in late 2018 that he would be leaving The Carlyle Group, telling the Washington Post that he planned to return to the practice of law and eventually work in the nonprofit sector.

Marchick is also an adjunct professor at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business where he teaches a course on private equity.

To contact the reporter on this story: Stephanie Russell-Kraft in New York at srussellkraft@gmail.com.
To contact the editor on this story: Rebekah Mintzer in New York at rmintzer@bloomberglaw.com