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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 28, 2019

We sat down with Michael Baxter and Mike Fletcher to talk about the D.C. Road Show, a collective effort by several major Washington law firms to recruit African American law students to the DC market. Started in about 1975, the D.C. Road Show involved DC law firms going "on the road" to encourage African American law students to come to Washington to try ...

February 27, 2019

We recently asked Broderick Johnson for his thoughts about diversity efforts in the legal industry. Mr. Johnson shares his perspective on the importance of being present in the community, especially in communities of color.

February 22, 2019

Stephanie Tennant is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office and a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. She advises clients on anti-corruption compliance matters and investigations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), with a particular focus on the Latin American region.

February 22, 2019

Resident in Covington’s London office, Lisa Peets leads the Technology and Media practice there and her practice embraces regulatory counsel and legislative advocacy. In this context, she has worked closely with leading multinationals in a number of sectors, including some of the world’s best-known technology, media, and life science companies.

February 22, 2019

As part of our commemoration of African American History Month in the U.S., we recently met with Eric Holder to discuss the inclusion of African Americans in the legal industry. He also shared his thoughts on what law firms should be doing to increase the representation of people of color amongst their talent pools.