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London Graduate Recruitment Programme

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

Covington was founded in Washington, DC nearly a century ago, and is well-known for its strong links with the U.S. Government. We now have more than 850 lawyers in our offices across Asia, Europe, and the U.S. and represent some of the world’s biggest and best companies on their most challenging matters. For example, we represented Microsoft on the $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia, and we advised Illumina on its partnership with Genomics England in providing infrastructure and expertise to deliver the ground-breaking 100,000 Genomes Project. We also strongly encourage all of our lawyers to participate in pro bono work. The American Lawyer magazine has ranked Covington’s pro bono practice among the top five firms for 21 of the past 26 years, including ten years at number one.

Covington’s London office was established over 25 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 in London tell us that they were attracted to Covington London because we provide the responsibility and opportunity of a medium-sized 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 and generosity to colleagues and clients as it is about legal analysis.

Chris Walter
Managing Partner
London Office