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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.

April 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia awarded Tom Williamson with its Servant of Justice Award at its 27th Annual Servant of Justice Awards Dinner. Mr. Williamson, who joined Covington in 1974 and has spent his entire private practice career at the firm, was recognized for making the struggle for equal justice a core part of his ...

April 27, 2016

A dedicated team in the LA office represented Kenya, a transgender woman from El Salvador, in her bid for asylum in the United States. Kenya fled El Salvador after suffering employment and educational discrimination as well as violent attacks that the police ignored. On one occasion she was shot while working on behalf of an LGBT rights organization in San ...

April 20, 2016

LOS ANGELES — Covington partners Emily Henn, Robyn Polashuk and Sonya Winner have been named to the Daily Journal’s annual list of “Top Women Lawyers” in California. The list recognizes 100 lawyers who “try complex commercial disputes and put together industry-transforming deals.” Ms. Henn, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, co-chairs the firm’s Class ...

April 15, 2016

Covington attorneys and friends attended Lambda Legal’s annual San Francisco Soiree at City View at Metreon. Lambda Legal is one of the largest legal nonprofits that supports the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV. Festivities included dinner and dancing, an update on Lambda’s legal, education, and advocacy ...

April 8, 2016

Covington brought together a strong team of both patent and appellate litigators to represent our client Autodesk before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Autodesk, a leading developer of computer-aided design (CAD) software, was accused of infringing three patents on methods and apparatuses for converting a design drawing of an internal system ...

April 4, 2016

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” specializing in Latin America among international law firms. Latinvex chose attorneys from 57 law firms and ten practice areas. The criteria for selection included a combination of factors, including ...

April 4, 2016

Covington recently participated in Pure Potential’s legal event, PP:Law, which provided an introduction to the legal field to 150 first and second year undergraduates who are interested in a career in law. Pure Potential is an organization that promotes social mobility and provides guidance for students from low socio-economic backgrounds, who are either in the ...

March 31, 2016

Covington associate, Jaclyn E. Martínez Resly, recently attended the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s intensive, two-day kick-off training as a member of the 2016 class of Pathfinders. The event was hosted by Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. “The kickoff program was great,” Jaclyn commented. “It was really an exercise in building ...

March 28, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — The Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC) will be recognizing Covington as the 2016 Pro Bono honoree at its 44th Anniversary dinner on May 5th. The firm is being honored for its work on Omar v. Kerry, a case involving Mosed Shaye Omar, a U.S. citizen whose passport was illegally revoked by the U.S. Embassy in Yemen. The ...