Robert Newman

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Robert Newman

Robert Newman

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

Robert Newman is a partner in the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice group. He represents clients ranging from small employers to some of the nation's largest employers, including for-profit and tax-exempt entities. His practice includes:

* designing, drafting, and amending a wide range of retirement plans (including 401(k) plans, ESOPs, and traditional and hybrid defined benefit plans) and welfare plans (including health, severance, and cafeteria plans);
* creating executive compensation arrangements including nonqualified deferred compensation plans, stock option plans, and other incentive plans;
* representing clients before the IRS and the Department of Labor;
* assisting clients with legislative initiatives;
* providing benefits expertise in corporate transactions and ERISA litigation;
* counseling clients with respect to pension fund investments in private equity funds and hedge funds; and
* negotiating and writing employment agreements.

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Robert Newman
Partner at Covington & Burling LLP
Education
JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 1996

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

BA, magna cum laude
Class of 1992

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

Career History
Partner
Current

Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Merck & Co., Inc. purchases Peloton Therapeutics, Inc. from Topspin Management LLC, Nextech Invest AG, OrbiMed Advisors Private Equity, The Column Group LLC, Tichenor Ventures LLC, Remeditex Ventures LLC

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SK Holdings Co., Ltd. purchases Eureka Midstream Holdings LLC from Blue Ridge Mountain Resources, Inc.

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Targa Resources Partners LP purchases Atlas Pipeline Partners LP

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
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