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Former DoD Counsel Kathy Brown Joins Covington & Burling

law gavel justiceKathy Brown, formerly an associate general counsel at the Defense Department, has joined Covington & Burling as a special counsel and will focus on the firm’s aerospace, defense and security industry portfolio.

“I look forward to assisting Covington clients in navigating the labyrinth of government acquisition regulations and the daunting M&A process in the defense industry and in (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States), ” Brown said Tuesday.

Brown, a three-decade Pentagon veteran, most recently served as DoD’s associate general counsel for acquisition, technology and logistics since 1990.

Prior to that, she spent eight years at the Defense Logistics Agency as associate general counsel.

Covington cites her areas of experience as including defense contracts, industry M&A activity, competition, cost accounting standards and the procurement process.

Brown holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a law degree Marshall-Wythe School of Law and a master’s degree in taxation Georgetown University Law Center.

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