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Honors and Rankings: Firm Honors

The American Lawyer "The A-List" (2003-2006; 2008-2012; 2014; 2016-2019)

  • Ranked in this listing of twenty elite US law firms based on financial performance, pro bono activity, associate satisfaction, and diversity.

The American Lawyer - California Litigation Department of the Year (2018) 

The American Lawyer - Global Legal Awards (2017)

  • Recognized for “Global M&A Deal of the Year: Japan” and “Global Dispute of the Year: Investigations (Asia).”

The American Lawyer - Litigation Department of the Year: Product Liability "Winner" (2016)

The American Lawyer - Litigation Department of the Year "Finalist" (2008; 2014)

The American Lawyer - Litigation Department of the Year "Honorable Mention" (2010; 2018)

The American Lawyer - White Collar/Regulatory Litigation Department of the Year "Finalist" (2018)

Chambers USA - Award for Excellence in Insurance (2007; 2009-2010; 2012; 2015; 2017-2018)

  • Selected to receive national award for insurance practice group.   

Chambers USA - Award for Excellence in International Trade (2011; 2016)

  • Selected to receive national award for international trade practice group.  

Chambers USA - Client Service Award in Intellectual Property (2014)

  • Recognized for the quality and range of client service.  

China Law & Practice - China Law & Practice Awards

  •  Intellectual Property Firm of the Year (2018)
  • Outbound Deal of the Year (2016)
  • Regulatory & Compliance Firm of the Year (2016)
  • TMT Deal of the Year (2017)
  • Trade Firm of the Year: International (2017)

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity -  Compass Award (2018)

  • Most active LCLD Member Corporations and Law Firms

Corporate Board Member - America's Best Corporate Law Firms (2006-2013; 2015-2018)  

Financial Times "North America Innovative Lawyers" 

  • Commended in the "Enabling Business Growth" category (2017)
  • Ranked among the top 40 innovative law firms in North America (2013-2014)

Global Arbitration Review "GAR 30" (2011, 2013)

  • Ranked among the world's top 30 international arbitration practices.  

Global Competition Review "GCR 100 Global Elite" (2012-2013; 2015-2018)

  • Ranked among the world's top 15 antitrust practices.

Global Investigations Review 30 (2016-2017)

  • Ranked among the world's top 30 investigations practices.

Global Investigations Review 100 (2015)

  • Ranked among the world's top 100 investigations practices.

Global Investigations Review - Most Important Court Case of the Year (2016) 

Global Investigations Review “Washington DC’s FCPA Bar” (2016)

  • Ranked in the "elite" category, the highest tier in the survey.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation "Corporate Equality Index Survey" (2009-2018)

  • Awarded the top rating of 100% on this survey that provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large US employers and their policies and practices pertinent to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors. Covington has achieved a perfect score of 100 percent for ten consecutive years. 

India Business Law Journal - Deal of the Year (2016) 

India Business Law Journal - Top Foreign Firms for India Work (2009-2012; 2015)

Intellectual Property Magazine - Sports, Media & Entertainment Team of the Year (2010)

Law360 - Firm of the Year (2018)

Law360 - Litigation Powerhouse (2016) 

Law360 - Practice Groups of the Year

  • Banking (2018) 
  • Competition (2013-2014)
  • Employment (2010)
  • Energy (2013)
  • Government Contracts (2015; 2017; 2018)   
  • Health (2011)
  • Insurance (2010; 2013; 2015;)
  • International Trade (2015-2018)
  • Life Sciences (2012-2016)
  • Media & Entertainment (2012; 2014) 
  • Privacy & Consumer Protection (2011-2012)
  • Product Liability (2015-2018)
  • Sports (2015-2018) 
  • White Collar (2011; 2017; 2018)  

Law360 - Pro Bono Firm (2010; 2012-2016)

The Lawyer - Top 30 International Firms (2009-2016)

The Lawyer - US Top 50 Firms in London (2019)

Managing Intellectual Property - ITC Litigation Firm of the Year (2010; 2014)

  • North American Award in IP litigation  

Minority Corporate Counsel Association - Thomas L. Sager Award (2011)

  • Honored for demonstrated and sustained commitment to improve the hiring, retention and promotion of minority and women attorneys.

The National Law Journal - Litigation Departments of the Year

  • "2019 DC Litigation Departments of the Year" - General Litigation Winner, Product Liability/Mass Torts Winner (2019)
  • "2018 DC Litigation Departments of the Year"- General Litigation Finalist (2018)
  • "2015 Washington Litigation Departments of the Year" - Finalist (2015)
  • "2013 Washington Litigation Department of the Year" - White Collar Defense Winner (2013)   

The National Law Journal - Appellate Hot List (2008-2009; 2011-2013; 2015; 2017; 2019)

  • Named to this list of law firms with the top appellate practices in the country.  

The National Law Journal - Intellectual Property Hot List (2012; 2014; 2016)

  • Named to this list of law firms with the top intellectual property practices in the country.  

The National Law Journal - Pro Bono Hot List (2013-2014; 2018-2019)

  • Named to this list of law firms that demonstrate a strong commitment to public service.  

National Veterans Legal Services Program

  • Pro Bono Partner of the Year (2018)

U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year”

  • Corporate Compliance Law (2012; 2014)
  • FDA Law (2011-2012; 2015)
  • Financial Services Regulation Law (2016)   
  • Sports Law (2014)

Vault Guide to the Top Washington, D.C. Law Firms (2016)

  • Recognized as #1

Vault US Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2013; 2015-2018)

  • Ranked by associates as a leading firm for prestige nationally.  

Vault UK Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2012)

  • Recognized in 9 quality of life rankings.  

Working Mother "100 Best Companies" (2006-2012)

  • Ranked as one of the top companies nationally for working mothers based on a survey of all areas of work life, including company culture, family-friendly policies, and compensation.  

Working Mother "Best Law Firms for Women" (2007-2009; 2011-2012)

  • Ranked as one of the best law firms for women nationally based on a survey measuring work/life and women-friendly policies, including flex-time, child care and women-focused mentoring, and leadership and networking programs.  

World Trademark Review "WTR 1000" (2014-2015)

  • Ranked as a leading trademark firm" in "Enforcement and Litigation" and "Prosecution and Strategy."
  • Silver tier for 2015 in the "Prosecution and Strategy" category