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Diversity

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.

May 26, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK—Latinvex has again selected Covington partners Tammy Albarrán and Nicole Duclos to its annual list of the “Top 100 Female Lawyers” focusing on Latin America at international law firms. Ms. Albarrán was selected a top practitioner in the FCPA & Fraud category, while Ms. Duclos was selected in the Arbitration & Litigation category.  Ms. ...

May 17, 2017

Washington associate Jazzirelle Sepulveda recently received the Significant Service Award from the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference (YLC) based on her work on the Minority Pre-Law Conference and the YLC Mentorship Network, a program that has received national recognition with an ABA YLD Award of Achievement.

May 10, 2017, Silicon Valley Business Journal

Emily Henn was profiled by Silicon Valley Business Journal as a part of the publication's "Women of Influence" feature, honoring 100 of the most influential business women in Silicon Valley.

April 26, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO—The Daily Journal has named Covington partner Gretchen Hoff Varner one of its “Top 40 Under 40” lawyers in California.  The Daily Journal praised Ms. Hoff Varner for her insurance coverage practice, which has successfully recovered millions of dollars from insurers on behalf of a diverse array of clients. The profile also highlighted Ms. Hoff ...

April 26, 2017

SILICON VALLEY—Silicon Valley Business Journal has named Covington partner Emily Henn to its annual “Women of Influence” list, honoring “100 of the most influential business women in Silicon Valley.”   Ms. Henn serves as co-chair of the firm’s Class Action Litigation Practice, specializing in defending antitrust, consumer, and other types of class actions. Ms. ...

April 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Business Journal has named Covington partner Robyn Polashuk one of the “Most Influential Women Lawyers” in Los Angeles.  The Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Ms. Polashuk’s “unique practice that lies at the intersection of traditional and digital media.” The profile highlighted Ms. Polashuk’s representation of entertainment ...

April 6, 2017

Covington lawyers recently attended Harvard Law School’s third Celebration of Latino Alumni. Held every five years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the program offers the school’s Latino graduates opportunities to reconnect with each other, engage with issues of social justice, and develop strategies for promoting diversity at law schools and in legal workplaces ...

April 2017, The Office of the Historian

The Office of House Historian featured Muftiah McCartin in its project displaying women’s roles in American politics and their contributions to Congress during the past century. In her interview, McCartin traces her first 10 years on the Hill as the only woman in the House Parliamentarian’s Office. According to McCartin, "The House is such a part of the fabric ...

March 21, 2017

Covington lawyers recently attended the Fourth Annual Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Summit in San Francisco, which brought together over 2,200 lesbians, queer women, and allies across all areas of technology.