BP Bets Big On Covington's Mike Brock In Oil Spill Trial

Law360, New York (March 13, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT) -- By tapping Covington & Burling LLP's Robert C. "Mike" Brock to be its primary voice in the Deepwater Horizon civil trial, attorneys say BP PLC chose a seasoned mass tort litigator with a nimble mind and football player's focus to spearhead its high-stakes bid to avoid more than $17 billion in additional environmental penalties.

Brock, who chairs Covington's product liability and mass torts practice group, is BP's lead attorney in its civil trial over liability for the deadly 2010 explosion and oil spill, currently in its...
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