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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.

Urban Lawyers Insight Day

Diversity Update

April 20, 2018

At Covington, we recognize differences as an asset and look to recruit, retain, develop, and promote a diverse group of lawyers. As part of our commitment to this, the London Diversity Committee recently held an Insight Day for 15 students affiliated with Urban Lawyers, an organization seeking to make the law more accessible to marginalized groups. Students ...

April 20, 2018

WASHINGTON—The Washington Business Journal has honored Covington partner D. Jean Veta with the 2018 LGBTQ Business Leader Award. This award is given to 20 business leaders in the Washington area who are “blazing the trail for diversity and inclusion in the corporate world.” Ms. Veta, Covington’s first openly gay partner and a member of the firm’s Financial ...

April 2, 2018

Covington lawyers recently attended the Fifth Annual Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Summit in San Francisco, which brought over 5,000 lesbians, queer women, and allies across all areas of technology to the historic Castro Theater for a two-day conference and networking event. The attendees joined in discussions and industry leaders delivered TED-style talks on ...

March 27, 2018

BRUSSELS—Henriette Tielemans, co-chair of Covington’s global Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, has today received the IAPP Privacy Vanguard Award, the industry's top honor, for her lifelong services to the data privacy community. The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information ...

March 12, 2018

On March 6, Covington lawyers from the Washington and New York offices hosted a casual dinner for the Columbia and NYU Law School LGBT+ Affinity Groups. In addition to dinner and conversation, Christopher Hanson and Pete Komorowski engaged the students in a discussion of Covington's work as co-counsel with the ACLU to challenge the Trump Administration's ...