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At Covington, we recognize the differences among us as an asset and a source of strength. We believe that excellence in the practice of law knows no racial, ethnic, gender, religious, sexual orientation, or other boundaries. Covington lawyers bring a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences to our practice. By recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting a diverse group of lawyers, we advance the interests of our clients, our practice, and our entire profession.

October 20, 2016

WASHINGTON—The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty honored Covington partner and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder with the Outstanding Achievement Award for his work in identifying and ameliorating federal policies that target the criminalization of poor people.  The Law Center highlighted Mr. Holder’s leadership role overseeing the ...

October 19, 2016

WASHINGTON—The American Bar Foundation has elected Ellen Flannery as President of the board of the American Bar Foundation (ABF), a position she will hold for two years.  Ms. Flannery has served as a member of ABF’s board of directors since 2005, and most recently served as Vice President. She also was chair of The Fellows of the ABF from 2007 to 2008.  “Ellen ...

October 12, 2016

Covington, in partnership with the National Veterans Legal Services Program, is very active in representing veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC).

October 3, 2016

WASHINGTON—Covington has promoted 13 lawyers to its partnership. “Our new partners reflect the excellence, strengths, and diversity of the firm and will play important roles in the firm for decades to come and will help drive our key practices to even greater success in the years ahead,” said Timothy Hester, Covington’s chair.  The new partners, who are based in ...

September 29, 2016

WASHINGTON—The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) honored Covington partner and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder with the 2016 Justice John Paul Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership in bolstering civil rights and access to justice.  The NLADA’s Justice John Paul Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed on a lawyer ...

September 27, 2016

WASHINGTON—Covington represented the Bendetson family pro bono in their successful effort to persuade Congress to enact a national moment of silence on Veterans Day each year in honor of all U.S. veterans.   The House of Representatives today unanimously passed the Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act (S. 1004), capping a three-year effort by Covington on behalf ...

September 23, 2016

Covington hosted its second annual Diversity Summit for prospective 2017 summer associates earlier this month, inviting students from law schools across the nation to the firm’s global headquarters in Washington to learn more about the firm’s commitment to diversity as well as meet a wide-range of diverse lawyers from a multitude of backgrounds and practice ...

September 22, 2016

In conjunction with non-profit education initiative Catalyst Network Foundation (CNF), a group of high school students recently had the opportunity to gain first-hand experience learning about the legal profession through an interactive discussion and tour of Covington’s Washington office.

September 21, 2016

Covington recently hosted a panel event in our Washington office in which members and friends of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) discussed the role and impact of diversity in corporate America. The panel was moderated by Covington associate Alex Sarria, who serves as pro bono general counsel to CHLI, and featured speakers Ray Dempsey (Vice ...