Covington taps two to co-chair private equity practice

Law firm Covington has named Amy Wollensack and Sergio Urias as co-chairs of its private equity practice. Both were previously with Kirkland & Ellis.


NEW YORK, May 22, 2018 — Amy Wollensack and Sergio Urias have joined Covington in New York as Co-Chairs of its Private Equity practice.

Ms. Wollensack and Mr. Urias represent private equity sponsors in the acquisition and disposition of portfolio companies and investments across a wide range of industries. Mr. Urias, who practiced in Mexico before practicing in New York, also advises sponsors and strategic clients in Latin America.

“Amy and Sergio have strong reputations in the private equity community and bring a long track record of successfully representing sponsors in private equity investing,” said Scott Smith, Chair of Covington’s Corporate practice. “They bring the needed leadership for the future growth of our private equity practice.”

“Covington has developed a robust list of private equity sponsor clients over the past 25 years,” said Amy Wollensack. “Sergio and I have found a terrific fit for our practice and clients and will be joining a strong team, which includes all of the practices needed to support our middle market private equity clients. We are enthusiastic about the many expert practices at Covington that will add further value to our clients, making it a one-stop shop for private equity deals.”

“In addition to the great fit in private equity, I am looking forward to collaborating with Covington’s strong Latin American practice to better serve client needs in the region,” added Sergio Urias. “Covington has leading corporate, arbitration, investigative, regulatory and public policy practices that make it a perfect fit for inbound and outbound Latin American work.”

Ms. Wollensack received her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond, a MSN from the Medical College of Virginia, and her law degree from Washington University Law School. Mr. Urias received his JD degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico and an LLM from Harvard Law School.

Covington’s Private Equity practice represents investment managers in a full range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged financings, growth investments, restructurings, recapitalizations, secondary transactions, debt investments and fund formation, as well as provide a wide range of services to portfolio companies and management teams. Covington’s private equity team includes lawyers in the United States, London, and Frankfurt.