Covingtons star moves to Fried Frank

Covington & Burling is losing a key antitrust partner to Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson's Washington DC office.

Prior to joining Covingtons Deborah Garza served in the US Department of Justice during the Reagan and Bush administrations, firstly as Chief of Staff and C

ounsellor and then as Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust.

Rick Rule, head of Fried Frank's antitrust practice, says: “I'm thrilled that Deb has chosen to join the firm. She is one of the best antitrust lawyers of her generation. In private practice she has been involved in some of the major antitrust matters of the past two decades. These include the representation of Exxon in its merger with Mobil and the representation of the National Football League in its landmark litigation with the US Football League.”

Garza specialises in antitrust work for M&A and joint ventures.