Alexander Hastings

Alexander B. Hastings

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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5026
Fax: +1 202 662 5026



  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2011
    • with highest honors
    • Order of the Coif
    • The George Washington Law Review, Notes Editor
  • University of Dallas, B.A., 2008
    • magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Catharina Haynes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2012-2014

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas

Alex Hastings is an associate in the Washington, DC office and a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Practice Group.  Mr. Hastings advises clients in securing and performing government contracts and responding to government investigations.

Mr. Hastings is also a member of the E-Discovery Practice Group where he routinely advises clients concerning best practices in e-discovery.  He assists in investigations and litigation that involve complex e-discovery issues and has represented clients in investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.

Representative Matters

  • Represented government contractor in potential False Claims Act investigation.
  • Provided government contracts due diligence advice to a private equity firm in a transaction involving a major government contractor.
  • Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer in investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
  • Advised various types of companies concerning an array of document preservation and data privacy issues.

Previous Experience

  • United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Appellate Staff, Intern (2010)
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Judicial Intern, the Honorable Reggie B. Walton (2009)

Pro Bono

  • Represented Arizona death row inmate in post-conviction relief proceedings.

Publications and Speeches

  • "First Lead IG Designated Under Amended Inspector General Act," Inside Government Contracts Blog (1/9/2015), Co-Author
  • "E-Discovery Challenges in White Collar Investigations," EDDE Journal (Winter 2015), Co-Author
  • "E-Discovery’s New Frontier: What the Increase in Portable Corporate Communication Means for E-Discovery," EDDE Journal (Summer 2012), Co-Author
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