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.