M&A MVP: Covington's Scott F. Smith

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 3:39 PM EST) -- When King Pharmaceuticals Inc. was working on a possible combination with Pfizer Inc., Covington & Burling LLP partner Scott F. Smith had the right deal-making expertise for the specialty drug maker to tap him for what became a $3.6 billion merger, helping to earn him a spot on Law360's list of M&A MVPs.

Smith assisted King in merging with Pfizer so the world's largest drugmaker could have access to King's patented pain medications that are designed to be resistant to non-medical use by addicts. The deal was crucial to Pfizer as part of the company's effort to expand...
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