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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.

December 28, 2016

BEIJING—Asian Legal Business has named Covington partner Ruixue Ran as one of its fifteen “Top IP Lawyers” in China. Ms. Ran is the only lawyer from a non-Chinese law firm on the list.  Ms. Ran is one of the few Chinese lawyers who specialize in cross-border intellectual property law and is often called upon to share her knowledge with Chinese companies and ...

December 21, 2016

SHANGHAI—China Business Law Journal has named Covington partner Weishi Li to its “A-List” of the top 100 private practice lawyers in China. Ms. Li is one of two life sciences lawyers recognized by the magazine. China Business Law Journal’s inaugural A-list is based on interviews of in-house counsel in China and around the world, as well as partners at Chinese ...

December 21, 2016

WASHINGTON—The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) has awarded Covington a perfect score of 100 percent for the ninth consecutive year on its Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. Covington is among 517 major U.S. businesses that earned a perfect score this ...

December 16, 2016

On November 29, Covington’s Diversity Committee in London hosted a panel event on “LGBT Inclusion: Challenges That Have Been Overcome and Battlegrounds Remaining.” The panel was comprised of Gill Philips, Jonathan Cooper OBE, and Richard Macmillan, and was chaired by Covington associates Colin Warriner and Hannah Edmonds.

December 2, 2016

LONDON—Global Competition Review has named two Covington partners to its Women in Antitrust list. Now in its fifth year, the report aims to identify and celebrate achievements of elite female antitrust professionals in private practice, as well as expert economists, in-house counsel, enforcers, and academics around the world. Miranda Cole is a partner based in ...

December 2, 2016

Last month, Covington’s Chris Bracebridge, Sophia Gascoyne, and Antonio Michaelides attended a diversity event hosted by Travers Smith in London. The event formed part of Travers Smith’s “Be a Game Changer” initiative, which is designed to draw upon the experiences of athletes and other people working in the sports sector in order to help foster a culture of ...

November 28, 2016

Covington’s Lindsay Burke, vice chair of the Employment Practice Group, assisted the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) in developing a Diversity Best Practices Guide for the Solar Industry.

November 15, 2016

WASHINGTON—Covington, in association with LEX Africa, an alliance of leading law firms in Africa, has named Bridget Nambooze as its second Covington-LEX Africa fellow.  Covington and LEX Africa launched the program in 2015 in an effort to foster links between the African and international legal communities. Each year, LEX Africa member firms recommend an ...

November 11, 2016

Covington continued its sponsorship of the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach Annual Dinner Gala, which was held in San Francisco in mid-October this year.