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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.

September 19, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO—The Recorder recognized Covington partner Clara Shin as a “Game Changer” for her successful representation of McKesson Corporation in a half-billion-dollar trade secrets case. Awarded in conjunction with the publication’s California Litigation Department of the Year awards, the recognition highlights individual litigators “who won big where others ...

September 18, 2017

On September 14, Covington's "Women in Tech" initiative hosted a dinner discussion with senior in-house lawyers in Silicon Valley focused on how to increase women's participation on and with boards of directors. Cathy Lego, founder of Lego Ventures, LLC and board member at IPG Photonics and Lam Research, and Mallun Yen, CEO and a board director of ChIPs and ...

September 13, 2017

Earlier this summer, Covington warmly welcomed Tony West as part of our Diversity Speaker Series. Mr. West is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs of PepsiCo. Before joining PepsiCo, Mr. West held senior positions in the Department of Justice during the Obama Administration. From 2012 to 2014, ...

Legal 'Fistfight' Expected When Transgender Ban Gets to Court

Media Mention

September 7, 2017, Stars & Stripes

David Zionts is quoted in a Stars & Stripes article regarding the recent ban on transgender personnel in the military. Zionts, who is a member of the Covington team serving as co-counsel with the ACLU challenging the ban, says the issue is "equality before the law." When “the government wants to discriminate and treat one class of people different, it needs a ...

August 30, 2017

WASHINGTON—The National Law Journal has named Covington partner Shankar Duraiswamy a “D.C. Rising Star,” recognizing him as one of the “region’s 40 most promising lawyers age 40 and under.” In his profile, Mr. Duraiswamy highlights a number of experiences and lessons learned in his career. When asked about a key to his success, he credited one of his early ...