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Two Covington Partners Among National Law Journal’s ‘50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers’

WASHINGTON, DC, May 27, 2008 — The National Law Journal has named Covington & Burling LLP partners Eric Holder and Thomas Williamson to its survey of “The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America.” The first-ever list, which honors lawyers who have had a national impact in their legal fields during the past five years, is featured in the NLJ’s May 26 issue.

The special report cites Mr. Holder’s high-stakes civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense practice at Covington, as well as his role as a national co-chair of Senator Obama’s presidential campaign. Mr. Holder’s distinguished career in public service includes stints as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and Deputy Attorney General, in which capacities he was the first black so to serve.

Mr. Williamson, the first African-American partner to serve on Covington’s management committee, chairs the firm’s employment practice. The NLJ’s profile of Mr. Williamson also cites his public service record, which includes service as the first African-American Solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Two Covington Partners Among National Law Journal’s ‘50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers’