Elizabeth Spavins

Elizabeth A. Spavins


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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5495
Fax: +1 202 778 5495



  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2011
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Georgetown Law Journal Meritorious Service Award (2011)
    • Georgetown Law Journal, Symposium Chair and Annual Review of Criminal Procedure, Primary Editor
    • Appellate Litigation Clinic
    • The Sutherland Cup Moot Court Competition, Best Oralist (2010)
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2007
    • with high distinction
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Raven Society

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Stephen H. Glickman, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2011-2012

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Elizabeth Spavins is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC, office and a member of the Litigation Practice Group.

Representative Matters

  • Defending pharmaceutical client in multi-district litigation and various product liability suits in state courts involving a medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots.
  • Representing policyholders in asbestos related insurance litigation.
  • Representing pharmaceutical client in breach of contract dispute.

Pro Bono

  • Representing death row inmate in post-conviction challenge to his conviction and sentence.
  • Successfully represented a local DC non-profit in breach of contract dispute.

Publications and Speeches

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