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, law school transcript, and several references to the recruiting contact for the firm office in which they are interested. Learn more about our reference policy in our FAQs.

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.

What Our Lawyers Say About Working at Covington

Cherine Foty, Associate

"Covington is a place where you can be at the forefront of international legal innovation, working on high-profile, trend-setting matters across the globe. It is refreshing to be within a structure where collaboration is not just a talking point, but the essence of the firm's working environment. Combined with an unmatched pro bono practice and a dedicated focus on diversity, I couldn't have chosen a better place to build my career."

Brandon Palmen, Partner

"Joining Covington's Palo Alto office laterally as a mid-level associate was the best decision I've made in my career. I was immediately given significant responsibility for transactions with major clients that would have been hoarded by senior associates and junior partners at other Silicon Valley law firms, and I have always felt the full support of Covington's uniquely collaborative and balanced corporate, litigation, and regulatory teams in every project, pitch, and client relationship that I've been a part of at the firm."

Jennifer Uren, Partner

"Covington’s collaborative culture really sets us apart – I have been consistently overwhelmed by the generosity of my colleagues in answering questions, sharing their expertise and working through challenging issues to ensure we produce the highest quality work and best results for our clients."