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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.

August 1, 2016

WASHINGTON—The American Lawyer has named Covington to its 2016 “A-List,” an annual ranking of the top 20 firms based on revenue per lawyer, pro bono commitment, diversity, and associate satisfaction. Covington has appeared on the “A-List” eleven times since this honor was introduced in 2003. “We are extremely pleased to have again been named to The American ...

July 21, 2016

In July, associates Erika Skougard, Liz Saxe, and Jeff Bozman represented Covington at the OutNEXT LGBT Emerging Leader Summit in New York. The two-day program brought together professionals in law, finance, government, and business to meet one another and to collaborate in finding solutions to critical issues facing the LGBT community.

July 11, 2016, Law360

Jeff Bozman and Alan Pemberton are quoted in a Law360 article that features Covington as a leader among law firms fighting to end discrimination against transgender men and women. Bozman, commenting on Covington’s work with the ACLU to end the military ban on transgender people serving openly says, “What we were able to do was bring a lot of the Covington ...

June 30, 2016

Covington’s 2016 summer associate program is in full swing. With 92 summer associates across Covington’s domestic offices, this year’s summer associate class is one of Covington’s most diverse yet. Covington’s summer program offers an immersion into the firm’s practice, exposing them to the firm’s enduring cultural, professional, and technical values.

June 28, 2016

Covington partner Anita Stork spoke at the 2016 Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum in Palo Alto, where she was featured on a panel, “Smashing the Glass Ceiling.” Partner Christine Haskett also attended along with more than 40 other women, the vast majority of them in-house counsel. Anita was invited to speak as one of Benchmark’s U.S. Top 250 Women in ...

June 24, 2016

Covington was a sponsor of the Inaugural T14 Veterans Conference, organized by the GULC Military Law Society, which brought together the leadership of student veteran groups at many of the country’s top law schools to create a National Federation of Law Student Veterans.

June 22, 2016

Covington’s London Diversity Committee hosted an informal lunch session on the topic of unconscious bias in the workplace.

June 21, 2016

Covington offices in Washington and San Francisco held events to celebrate LGBT Pride Month in June.

June 17, 2016

LONDON—Euromoney Legal Media Group has selected four Covington lawyers for its annual “Europe Women in Business Law Awards.” The awards honor women in the legal sector across Europe. The Covington lawyers recognized are: Louise Nash, Best in Mergers & Acquisitions. Ms. Nash focuses on M&A and other transactional matters for clients in the consumer brands, ...