J. Tyson Covey

Partner

  • J. Tyson Covey
  • Phone: +1 312 499 6732
    Fax: +1 312 277 6971

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3700
    Chicago, IL 60603-3433
    USA

J. Tyson Covey focuses his practice primarily on telecommunications regulation and related litigation. Mr. Covey serves as regulatory and appellate counsel for a large telecommunications carrier, providing authoritative legal guidance on many issues relating to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as well as state law, including proceedings in 26 different state commissions and several state and federal courts. He has worked on matters involving deregulation, preemption, interconnection, pricing and intercarrier compensation.

Mr. Covey is a 1991 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was administrative editor of the University of Illinois Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif. He also is a magna cum laude graduate of Augustana College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Areas of Practice

  • Telecommunications Regulation and Litigation

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991
    - Administrative Editor, University of Illinois Law Review
    - Order of the Coif
  • Augustana College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1987
    - Phi Beta Kappa

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2020-present
  • Mayer Brown LLP
    - Partner, 2000-2020
    - Associate, 1997-2000
  • Sidley Austin LLP
    - Associate, 1993-1996
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
    - Staff Attorney, 1991-1993

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2003-2019

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2020

  • Named a "Lawyer of the Year" in Administrative/Regulatory Law – Chicago by The Best Lawyers in America, 2016

  • Listed in Legal 500, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, "COVID-19 Responses in the Telecommunications Industry," Duane Morris Alert, April 1, 2020
  • “Change With the Changing Times: 100 Years of Telecom Lawyering,” ABA Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section, Summer 2017

  • “Eighth Circuit Largely Affirms FCC Deregulatory Pirouette on Business Data Services,” ABA Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section, Spring 2019

  • Contributor to ABA Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section (previously Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Section) Spring, Fall, and Annual “Recent Developments” Reports, 2010-present