Covington & Burling(Tobacco Industry law firm) Tobacco industry law firm. Was involved in organizing the Whitecoat Project.
Covington & Burling are located at P. 0. Box 7566, Washington DC 20044-7566. The phone number is (202) 662-6000. Partners in the law firm, Covington & Burling, including, but not limited to, Keith Teel, Allan Topol and John Rupp, have knowledge of lobbying tactics employed in Texas by the tobacco industry. The "push poll" conducted 1/20-25, 1996, regarding Attorney General Dan Morales was commissioned by Covington & Burling, and funded by Brown & Williamson, Lorillard, Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Teel was a member of the tobacco industry delegation who met with Attorney General Dan Morales in February, 1996 in an attempt to prevent the filing of this lawsuit. Teel has knowledge of the tobacco industry's tactics employed in Texas, including the use of "push polls" to intimidate or control public officials' actions. Allan Topol attended a meeting of the Research Directors of Brown & Williamson, Philip Morris, and Liggett & Myers at Liggett & Myers Operations Center in Durham, NC on May 24, 1968. The objective of the meeting was to determine the variation and the amounts of FTC tar exposure which various groups of the population encounter when smoking various cigarettes. He attended the December 7, 1967, meeting at the Research Triangle Institute regarding individual's smoke exposure. Knowledge of smokers' "compensation" techniques and the inaccuracies of the FTC method for measuring tar/nicotine exposure to smokers. MR. Topol has knowledge regarding nicotine addiction, nicotine manipulation and disease/cancer causation. Covington & Burling were Counsel for the Tobacco Institute and Lorillard Counsel for Tobacco Sales. (PMI's Introduction to Privileged Log and Glossary of Names, Estate of Burl Butler v. PMI, et al, April 19, 1996)
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