Experienced Attorneys

We are always looking for talented lawyers who share our values of excellence and collegiality, and whose professional experience will complement or enhance our practice. We value the skills, knowledge, expertise, and relationships that qualified attorneys with previous work experience bring to the firm. At the same time, we are sensitive to the challenges involved in making a transition to a new law firm, and we therefore invest considerable time and resources to facilitate a lateral attorney's integration into the firm.

Applying to Covington

We encourage experienced lawyers with outstanding academic records and a history of personal accomplishment, and who are interested in practicing with Covington, to submit their resume and several references to the recruiting contact for the firm office in which they are interested.

At Covington, we strive to maintain the highest standards of integrity to ensure the commercial success and reputation of our firm. One means by which we do this is through conducting routine background checks, which is a requirement of joining Covington. The standard pre-employment background checks we may conduct on prospective partners, lawyers, and employees include checks relating to public social media presence, criminal records, education and employment history. Additional checks may be undertaken appropriate to the requirements of the role. All background checks are conducted in accordance with applicable local laws.

Recruiting Contacts


Carol Ma 
Office Administrator 
+86 10 5910 0300


Legal Recruiting


Legal Recruiting


Legal Recruiting

Los Angeles

Kelsey Donovan
Manager of Legal Recruitment and Professional Development
+1 415 591 6000

New York

Ali Iannuzzo
Director of Legal Recruiting & Professional Development
+1 212 841 1000

Palo Alto

Kelsey Donovan
Manager of Legal Recruitment and Professional Development
+1 415 591 6000

San Francisco

Kelsey Donovan
Manager of Legal Recruitment and Professional Development
+1 415 591 6000


Jiwon Hwang 
Office Manager 
+82 02 6281 0000


Jennifer Gui 
Office Manager
+86 21 6036 2500


Karema Page
Director of Legal Recruiting
+1 202 662 6200


Covington & Burling LLP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any aspect of employment, including hiring, salary, promotion, discipline, termination, and benefits, on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibility, disability (including physical handicap), or any other improper criterion.

To apply for a position, please submit your resume, indicating the office location in which you are interested to the related office contact.