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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.

February 10, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO—The BTI Consulting Group has named Covington lawyers John Nields and Clara Shin to its 2017 “Client Service All-Stars” list, which recognizes “remarkable attorneys and their ability to rise above all others with the most demanding clients.” Mr. Nields, based in Washington, is a highly regarded trial lawyer and member of the firm’s litigation and ...

February 8, 2017

Members of Covington’s LGBT+ Affinity Group attended a program titled Out in Big Law at the University of Michigan Law School on January 27. The program, organized by the Outlaws organization at Michigan, was intended to provide law students with insights into the practice of law at large law firms in several major markets around the country. Christopher Hanson ...

February 6, 2017

Covington is a sponsor of Out Leadership, an organization that works to promote LGBT+ inclusion among global businesses by partnering with and empowering their leadership to affect change. Out Leadership recently held their fourth annual 2016 Asia Summit at which over 100 global business leaders discussed their role in advancing LGBT+ equality. They discussed ...

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 ...