Privacy & CP Group Of The Year: Covington

Law360, New York (January 5, 2012, 9:10 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp.’s swift $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype Technologies SA over five months in October belied the complexity of the data privacy issues that Covington & Burling LLP helped longtime client Microsoft navigate on both sides of the Atlantic, landing the firm on Law360’s list of Privacy and Consumer Protection Groups of 2011.

When the Redmond, Wash., computer giant announced its intention to buy the Luxembourg-based Internet protocol service in May, it had a team of Covington lawyers in the U.S. and Brussels working on due...
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