Stephanie W. Bignon

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Covington & Burling LLP
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2401
Tel: 202.662.5393
Fax: 202.778.5393




  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2011
    • summa cum laude
    • Maryland Law Review, Executive Notes and Comments Editor (2010-2011)
    • Recipient of the Elizabeth Maxwell Carroll Chesnut and William Strobel Thomas graduation awards (May 2011)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., 2005
    • Highest Honors
    • President’s Undergraduate Research Award Recipient

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Deborah K. Chasanow, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2011-2012

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia


  • French

Stephanie Bignon is an associate in the Washington, DC office.  She practices in the corporate and financial institutions groups.

Previous Experience

  • Senior External Reporting Analyst in the External Financial Reporting group at Delta Air Lines; responsibilities included drafting the company’s annual and quarterly reports and managing the accounting and reporting processes for the company’s jet fuel hedging portfolio (2007-2008).
  • Assurance Associate at Grant Thornton LLP; performed and oversaw audits for public, private, and governmental entities, including extensive work regarding accounting for stock-based compensation such as options and restricted stock (2005-2007).

Honors and Rankings

  • Recipient of the Gold Key Award for earning the highest aggregate score on the Uniform CPA Examination in the state of Georgia during the 2006-2007 testing year (Educational Foundation of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, May 2007).

Pro Bono

  • Representing a client with regard to a petition by the probation office to revoke supervised release.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member

Publications and Speeches

  • "Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans: Avoiding the Heat," Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report (3/11/2013), Co-Author
  • "Giles v. California: Forfeiting Justice Instead of Confrontation Rights in the Court’s Most Recent Forfeiture by Wrongdoing Jurisprudence," 69 Md. L. Rev. 390 (2010), Author
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