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Wimmer Returns To Covington & Burling

Filed at 10:01 a.m. EST on Apr. 29, 2009

Kurt Wimmer, senior VP and general counsel of Gannett, has joined international law firm Covington & Burling as a partner in the Washington office.

It is a homecoming for Wimmer, who was a partner at the firm from 1995 to 2006.

Wimmer's expertise includes content liability, First Amendment issues (he is a former journalist and board member of The Media Institute), and program licensing.

Wimmer will take a "leading role" in expanding the firm's digital media focus, according to the firm.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.