Skadden, Covington Added To 'Varsity Blues' Defense Team

Law360, Boston (March 25, 2019, 7:47 PM EDT) -- More BigLaw firms are coming to the defense of people charged in a nationwide college admissions scandal, with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Covington & Burling LLP joining the fray just ahead of the first wave of initial appearances Monday in Massachusetts federal court.

Skadden attorneys Michael K. Loucks, Jack P. DiCanio and Allen J. Ruby filed their appearances Friday on behalf of Marci Palatella, a California resident and the CEO of International Beverage, a bourbon distillery.

Loucks served as acting U.S. attorney and first assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts before joining Skadden. DiCanio and...

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