Carolyn Corwin

Carolyn F. Corwin

Senior Counsel
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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5338




  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1977
  • Oberlin College, B.A., 1971

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Caleb M. Wright, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, 1977-1978

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Carolyn Corwin is senior counsel specializing in representation of state governments, transportation regulation, and appellate litigation.  In recent years, she has handled matters before regulatory agencies and courts in the state government, transportation, and energy areas.  She has represented clients in a number of antitrust litigation matters and has handled competition issues in regulatory proceedings before several federal agencies.

Ms. Corwin has been involved in a variety of litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels.  While working in the Office of the Solicitor General, Ms. Corwin argued nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Representative Matters

  • State of Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services - represented the Department in an appeal from the decision of the HHS Departmental Appeals Board denying federal funding of certain State expenditures for disproportionate share hospitals.
  • For Union Pacific Railroad, preparation of comments in a Surface Transportation Board rulemaking involving competition issues (Competition in the Rail Industry, Ex Parte 705).
  • San Diego Gas & Electric (D.C. Cir.) - argued an appeal from a decision of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission addressing allocation of Congestion Revenue Rights by the California Independent System Operator.

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Assistant to the Solicitor General (1982-1985)

Honors and Rankings

  • Washington DC Super Lawyers (2014) 

Pro Bono

  • Friends of the High Line - representation before the Surface Transportation Board of a citizens group seeking to preserve an unused elevated rail line on the west side of Manhattan.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Law Institute, Member
  • Georgetown University Law Center Supreme Court Institute, Advisory Board Member
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