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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 6, 2018

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Wade Ackerman and Aaron Lewis in its second annual list of the most influential diverse lawyers in Los Angeles. The list recognizes 50 "stellar diverse lawyers in the LA region." In Mr. Ackerman’s profile, the Business Journal emphasized his work in the FDA regulatory space. The profile noted that “with a ...

February 5, 2018

Covington sponsored the 8th annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution, which was held at the University of California, Berkeley on January 28, 2018. This year’s topic was “Forced Displacement from Home and Country.” Guest speakers included Karen Korematsu (Fred Korematsu’s daughter and founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute), Reyna ...

January 29, 2018

LOS ANGELES—Multichannel News has named Covington partner Robyn Polashuk to its 2018 class of “Women to Watch.” Ms. Polashuk is the only outside counsel named to the list.  “This year’s group of Women to Watch is pushing the boundaries in both personal and professional achievements,” said Mark Robichaux, Editorial Director of Multichannel News. The award ...

January 22, 2018

On January 18, 2018, Covington's Diversity Committee in London hosted a panel event on "Mental Health in the Workplace." The panel was comprised of Charles Walker OBE (UK Member of Parliament), Isabella Goldie (Director of Development and Delivery of the Mental Health Foundation) and Samantha Brown, (partner, Herbert Smith Freehills and co-chair of Herbert Smith ...

January 11, 2018

Fostering a workplace that is both broadly diverse and powerfully inclusive starts with intentional leadership from the top, says Sandra Leung, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Bristol-Myers Squibb. To ensure employees can “bring their whole selves to work” requires not only a commitment from senior leaders, but also accountability, she ...