Covington & Burling revamps City management team

Covington & Burling has announced a new managing partner for its London office as deputy managing partner Louise Nash replaces London chief Roger Enock.

Nash, who has been deputy managing partner since 2007, said she is “excited by the opportunities and challenges” posed by the role.

“I’ve been closely involved in helping to develop the firm’s strategy in London with Roger Enock and members of our firm leadership over the past five years as deputy managing partner, with an emphasis on  broadening and deepening our corporate, litigation and regulatory capabilities, particularly in the life science sector,” she said.

“I expect that we’ll continue along the same path, selectively building out our white collar capabilities and our corporate and regulatory bench, but with a broader focus on  the technology, clean tech and branded goods sectors, replicating our success in the life sciences area.”

As part of the changes employment partner Christopher Walter replaces Nash as deputy managing partner in London. Former Freshfields partner Enock will continue to head the US firm’s London dispute resolution and insurance recovery practices.

“I think five years is a good stint and the office will be in good hands with Louise,” said Enock.