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US: Top Senate antitrust, IP lawyer heads to Covington & Burling

 |  November 12, 2013

The chief counsel for intellectual property and antitrust at the Senate Judiciary Committee will reportedly enter the private sector with a new position at law firm Covington & Burling, say reports.

Aaron Cooper, who was Senator Patrick Leahy’s top IP staffer, will carve out a role in IP and antitrust law at the firm, an area set to expand in coming years as cases involving patent reform and data privacy raise interest and uncertainty in the legal field.

That area of legal expertise, Cooper told reporters, has an “ability to gain traction” within Congress and lead to legal reform.

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