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Duane Morris Welcomes Trial Partner J. Tyson Covey in Chicago

March 19, 2020

CHICAGO, March 19, 2020—J. Tyson “Ty” Covey has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Trial Practice Group in its Chicago office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Covey was a partner at Mayer Brown LLP.

“Ty brings regulatory experience in the telecommunications industry that will benefit our clients across a broad array of regulated utilities,” said Matthew A. Taylor, CEO and Chairman of Duane Morris. “We are excited to welcome Ty to the firm and we look forward to introducing him to our clients.”

“Ty brings an impressive litigation practice to the firm, with a focus in telecommunications that is a strategic area of growth for the firm,” said Sharon L. Caffrey, co-chair of the Trial Practice Group. “Ty joins on the heels of Brian A. McAleenan, another talented telecommunications litigator in Chicago,” added Wayne A. Mack, co-chair of the Trial Practice Group. “We’re excited to build this niche practice at our firm.”

“We look forward to working with Ty,” said John Robert Weiss, managing partner of the Duane Morris Chicago office. “He will be a great addition to our Chicago office.”

Covey’s practice focuses primarily on telecommunications regulation and related litigation. As regulatory and appellate counsel for a large telecommunications carrier, he has provided authoritative legal guidance on many issues relating to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as well as state law, including proceedings in 26 different state commissions and several state and federal courts. Covey’s cases have involved a wide variety of issues on topics like deregulation, preemption, interconnection, pricing and intercarrier compensation. He has been included in Chambers USA for communications law every year since 2003, and in 2016 was recognized by Best Lawyers in America as “Lawyer of the Year” for Chicago in Administrative/Regulatory Law.

Covey is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1991) and Augustana College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1987).

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