Kurt Wimmer

US Chair, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice at Covington & Burling LLP

Kurt Wimmer

Kurt Wimmer

US Chair, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

Kurt A. Wimmer is former Partner at Covington & Burling LLP and former Senior Vice President & General Counsel at TEGNA, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Tegna, Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.

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1873

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

1960

Age

59

Number of Awards

4

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General Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

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Assistant Director at GSA Group Pty Ltd.

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Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

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Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

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Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

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Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

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Executive Director at Covington & Burling LLP

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Deputy General Counsel at Uber Technologies, Inc.

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Secretary at Belo Corporation

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Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

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Kurt Wimmer
US Chair, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice at Covington & Burling LLP
Education
MA
Class of 1985

The Newhouse School is one of the nation's top schools of communication, preparing students to become leaders in a rapidly changing media landscape.

JD
Class of 1985

Syracuse University College of Law (SUCOL), founded in 1895, is a Juris Doctor degree-granting law school of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. It is one of only four law schools in Upstate New York (the other three being Albany, Buffalo, and Cornell). Syracuse was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923 and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools.

BJ
Class of 1982

Missouri School of Journalism is a school.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
US Chair, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice
Current

Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Senior Vice President & General Counsel
2006 - Prior

TEGNA, Inc. engages in the provision of media services. It offers TEGNA Marketing Solutions, a one-stop shop that helps businesses through a suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA's OTT advertising service. The company was founded by Frank E. Gannett in 1906 and is headquartered in Tysons, VA.

Senior Vice President & General Counsel
2006 - 2009

Gannett is a media and marketing solutions company with a diverse portfolio of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing companies. Gannett provides consumers easy access to the things that matter most to them – any way and anywhere. Gannett’s portfolio of trusted brands helps business customers connect with these highly engaged audiences through its industry-leading marketing services, customized solutions and national-to-local-to-personal reach. As Gannett builds on its valuable local brands and strong journalism, it also is expanding its mobile and digital businesses. It is a digital leader with a portfolio that includes a network of hundreds of local and national media organization web sites that reach 52 million unique users monthly; CareerBuilder.com, the nation’s top employment site which is expanding rapidly internationally and is already in 18 countries outside the U.S.; and top brands such as USATODAY.com; and USA TODAY Sports Media Group’s USA TODAY High School Sports; action sports network BNQT; MMAJunkie.com; and Big Lead Sports. USA TODAY, too, continues to be a leader in the mobile space, with more than 16 million total app downloads, including its iPad, iPhone and Android apps. Gannett Broadcasting is helping to lead the development of Digital Mobile TV. At the same time, the company’s digital marketing companies offer innovative marketing solutions for any audience. PointRoll, an industry leader in rich media advertising solutions and technology, powers more than 50 percent of all rich media campaigns online and serves more than 150 billion ad impressions each year. ShopLocal is a leading provider of online marketing solutions that connect retailers with shoppers through innovative and effective marketing, enabling more than 100 of the nation’s top retailers to deliver localized promotions directly to shoppers. The company’s 82 U.S. daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, reach 11.6 million readers every weekday and 12 million readers every Sunday, providing important news and information from their customers’ neighborhoods and around the globe. USA TODAY, the nation's No. 1 newspaper in print circulation, and USATODAY.com reach a combined 6.6 million readers daily. The Broadcasting Division’s 23 TV stations reach 21 million households, covering 18.2 percent of the U.S. population. Through its Captivate subsidiary, the Broadcasting Division delivers news, information and advertising to a highly desirable audience demographic on 9,500 video screens located in elevators of office towers and select hotel lobbies in 25 major cities across North America. Newsquest is one of the U.K.’s leading regional community news providers and its digital portfolio of newspaper and online-only brands attracts nearly 7.5 million unique users each month. It has a portfolio of 17 daily paid-for newspapers and more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications. Newsquest owns a successful online publisher called s1, which is a leading recruitment site in Scotland.

Boards & Committees
Co-Chair, Privacy & Data Security Committee
Current

The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)is a volunteer organization of attorneys, engineers, consultants, economists, government officials and law students involved in the study, development, interpretation and practice of communications and information technology law and policy. From broadband deployment to broadcast content, from emerging wireless technologies to emergency communications, from spectrum allocations to satellite broadcasting, the FCBA has something to offer nearly everyone involved in the communications industry. That’s why the FCBA, more than two thousand members strong, has been the leading organization for communications lawyers and other professionals since 1936.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

To foster freedom of speech, a competitive media and communications industry, and excellence in journalism.

Chair, Defense Counsel Section
Prior

The Media Law Resource Center is a non-profit membership association for content providers in all media, and for their defense lawyers, providing a wide range of resources on media and content law and policy issues. These include news and analysis of legal, legislative and regulatory developments; litigation resources and practice guides; and national and international media law conferences and meetings. MLRC also works with its membership to respond to legislative and policy proposals, and speaks to the press and public on media law and First Amendment issues.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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N/A
2010

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

N/A
2002

The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)is a volunteer organization of attorneys, engineers, consultants, economists, government officials and law students involved in the study, development, interpretation and practice of communications and information technology law and policy. From broadband deployment to broadcast content, from emerging wireless technologies to emergency communications, from spectrum allocations to satellite broadcasting, the FCBA has something to offer nearly everyone involved in the communications industry. That’s why the FCBA, more than two thousand members strong, has been the leading organization for communications lawyers and other professionals since 1936.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Representative from Oregon's 1st Congressional District

$250
2012

Senator from Ohio

$250
2011

Senator from Virginia

Transactions
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Tencent Holdings Ltd. purchases Supercell Oy from SoftBank Group Corp.

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Tegna, Inc. purchases Belo Corporation

Awards & Honors
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, First Amendment
2012
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, First Amendment
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
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