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London Graduate Recruitment Programme

You are about to begin what will hopefully be an exciting and successful career in the law, and it is critical that you start by selecting the best firm for you. We aim to recruit talented and enthusiastic lawyers for the long-term and many of our senior lawyers have been with the firm their entire careers.

From its headquarters in Washington, DC, Covington has helped clients navigate their most difficult and legal policy issues for nearly a century. Today, Covington has more than 1,000 lawyers and advisors across our offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. In an increasingly regulated world, Covington delivers global insight and advice to clients on their most challenging projects, deals and disputes. For example, we represented Facebook, Inc. in its $22 billion acquisition of WhatsApp and its $1 billion acquisition of Instagram. We also advised Illumina on a four-year project that will map genomes for breakthroughs into cancer and rare diseases. What sets us apart as a firm is our ability to combine tremendous strength in our litigation, investigations and corporate practices with deep knowledge of policy and policymakers together with one of the world's leading regulatory practices.

Covington’s London office was established almost 30 years ago. It has grown steadily since and we now offer services to clients across a wide range of practice areas from our offices overlooking the Royal Courts of Justice. Most of our work has an international element, and all of our practice groups operate across borders.

Our trainees tell us that they were attracted to Covington in London because we provide the responsibility and opportunity of a close-knit office, combined with the resources and prestige of a leading international firm. Above all, though, we recognize the importance of a great firm culture. We have some of the best lawyers in the world because we understand that excellence in legal practice is as much about effective teamwork, clear and shared values and generosity to colleagues and clients as it is about legal analysis.

Chris Walter
Managing Partner
London Office