Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff

Senior Of Counsel

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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5060



  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1978
    • magna cum laude
  • Harvard University, B.A., 1975
    • magna cum laude

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. William Brennan, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court, 1979-1980
  • Hon. Murray I. Gurfein, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1978-1979

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Michael Chertoff concentrates in the area of White Collar Defense and Investigations.  In recent years, he has handled a series of federal investigations, including complex criminal and civil regulatory matters.  He has advised major clients on SEC and Justice Department investigations and successfully served as the independent monitor of a major national healthcare company under criminal and civil investigation.

Honors and Rankings

  • Washingtonian, Best Lawyers (2011, 2013)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The American Law Institute, Member

Publications and Speeches

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