Covington & Burling has hired Damon Jones, most recently senior vice president and general counsel for the Washington Nationals, as of counsel with the firm’s sports practice.
Jones was with the World Series-winning Nationals for almost 13 years. During that time, he handled corporate transactions, including media rights deals; technology transfers and other intellectual property arrangements; lease agreements; and litigation involving media rights.
Jones, who will work out of Covington’s Washington office, also handled mediations and player salary arbitrations.
“Over the past decade, he’s helped build the Nationals into one of the industry’s premiere franchises, and his combination of legal ...