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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.

March 21, 2017

Covington lawyers recently attended the Fourth Annual Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Summit in San Francisco, which brought together over 2,200 lesbians, queer women, and allies across all areas of technology.

March 13, 2017

Covington partner Aaron Lewis has been selected for this year’s Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program. Based in the Los Angeles office, Aaron focuses his practice on white collar defense and investigations. The LCLD Fellows Program, which has trained more than 800 mid-career lawyers since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives, ...

March 2017, Washington Lawyer

Mythili Raman was profiled by Washington Lawyer in its feature, “How Challenges & Strengths Shape Careers.” Reflecting both on her time at the Department of Justice and at Covington, Raman says, “Even as a young lawyer, it never occurred to me that my gender would be an impediment. For better or worse, I never thought about my gender as anything but what makes ...

February 28, 2017

Covington lawyers attended Stanford Law School’s Black Law Student Association’s 4th Annual Black History Month Gala on February 17. Every year, the program brings together current students, alumni, and other supporters to celebrate the racial-justice work accomplished and to reflect upon the work remaining to be done. Covington was proud to be a co-sponsor of ...

February 27, 2017

NEW YORK—Latinvex has named Covington partners Gabriel Mesa and Nicole Duclos among “Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers” in 2017. Mr. Mesa counsels corporations in joint ventures and private mergers and acquisitions in Latin America and other emerging markets, as well as in the United States. A client described Mr. Mesa as "an excellent lawyer,” noting that his ...

February 16, 2017

Covington recently hosted a successful happy hour in cooperation with the Berkeley Law Queer Caucus. Over 20 students attended and mingled with several Covington lawyers. The students shared positive feedback about the event, and many noted Covington’s increasing profile in light of the firm’s representation of California, among other things. The firm looks ...

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 ...

Diversity Done Well

Media Mention

February 7, 2017, Major, Lindsey & Africa

Michael Imbroscio and Tammy Albarrán are quoted in Major, Lindsey & Africa’s “Diversity Done Well” feature discussing Covington’s focus on diversity. According to Imbroscio, “Our clients are demanding diverse legal teams, so we need to be mindful of the fact that this is a business imperative and we need to be able to bring in strong, diverse lawyers.” Albarrán ...