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JoAnn Covington

Chief Legal Officer & Head of Government Relations at Proterra, Inc.
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JoAnn Covington

Chief Legal Officer & Head of Government Relations at Proterra, Inc.


50 (Born 1968)
Notable Companies
Rocket Fuel, Inc.
Number of Relationships
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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Partner at Cooley LLP

Associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Executive Vice President, Operations at Rocket Fuel, Inc.

Founder at Proterra, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Proterra, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer at Proterra, Inc.

Chief Operating Officer at Proterra, Inc.

Chief Commercial Officer at Proterra, Inc.

Chief Technology Officer at Rocket Fuel, Inc.
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Educational Background

BA in Government, summa cum laude 
Clark University is a private research university and liberal arts college in Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest educational institution founded as an all-graduate university. Clark now also educates undergraduates. Clark University was founded by American businessman Jonas Gilman Clark in 1887. He started the university with a million dollars, and later added another million dollars to the fund because he feared the university might someday face a lack of funds. It was opened on October 2, 1889 as the first all-graduate university in the United States
JD, magna cum laude 
Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

Career History

Chief Legal Officer & Head of Government Relations
2017 - Current
Proterra, Inc. designs and manufactures zero-emission battery electric transit solutions. The firm specializes in the development and assembly of fuel cell hybrid-powered transit vehicles. The firm also produces and uses lithium titan ate batteries that can be charged through installed charging stations at curbside pullouts, in a building or at a bus stop. It also provides assisted automatic docking devices. The company was founded by Dale Hill in 2004 and is headquartered in Greenville, SC.
Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Privacy Officer
2012 - 2017
Rocket Fuel, Inc. is a predictive marketing software company. It uses artificial intelligence to provide managed services, as well as SaaS-based data management platform (DMP) and demand side platform (DSP). The company's integrated DMP and DSP platforms are designed to deliver and optimize media spend to engage, up-sell and retarget consumers across addressable channels, such as display, mobile, video, social, and television. Rocket Fuel was founded by Richard A. Frankel, Abhinav Gupta and George H. John on March 25, 2008 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property Policy & Practice
1998 - 2012
Electronic Arts, Inc. is a digital interactive entertainment company. The firm develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. It operates through the North America and International geographical segments. Its product brands include The Sims, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS FIFA, Battlefield, Need for Speed, Dragon Age and Plants vs. Zombies .The company was founded by William M. Hawkins III and William Gordon in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.
Fenwick & West LLP is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The company's practice areas include antitrust and unfair competition, appellate, complex business litigation, copyright, corporate and securities, employment & labor, executive compensation & benefits, intellectual property and IP litigation. It offers legal advisory services in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, privacy and information security. Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.


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Rocket Fuel, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction
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Rocket Fuel, Inc. issued Common Stock
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