James R. Dean Jr.
Covington & Burling LLP
James Dean is a partner in the Washington, DC office of the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP. He served as vice-chair of the firm’s Antitrust Practice Group for over a decade and currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Energy Industry Group, a multi-practice initiative intended to serve the firm’s wide base of energy clients. As part of his antitrust practice, James advises clients on all aspects of antitrust law, including mergers, joint ventures, distribution agreements, and trade association activities with a particular emphasis on the energy and life sciences industries. He has represented numerous clients in responding to government investigations and as both plaintiffs and defendants in private antitrust litigation. James also regularly handles issues related to FERC regulation under the Federal Power Act and Natural Gas Act, with a focus on competition issues in energy markets.