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April 7, 2020

On April 7, 2020, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a second emergency COVID-19 relief bill, which, among other provisions, enacts prison reform legislation advanced by the Council for Court Excellence (CCE) and GW Law’s Prisoner and Reentry Clinic, and drafted by Covington. Section 305 of the COVID-19 relief bill allows DC prisoners, who are not a danger to public ...

April 2, 2020

On April 2, 2020, the FDA announced revisions to its blood donor recommendations, which reflect changes advocated for by Whitman-Walker Health (WWH) with help from Covington’s Food, Drug and Device practice. Since 2014, Covington has worked closely with WWH to advocate for changes to the FDA blood donation recommendations for the men who have sex with men (MSM) ...

February 18, 2020

In February 2020, the DC Superior Court approved a settlement that establishes a process to bring to a successful close Covington’s 35-year old class action seeking to redress conditions in the District’s juvenile justice system. Covington joined the Jerry M. case in 2004 at the request of existing counsel, the ACLU and the DC Public Defender Service. At a ...

October 29, 2019

On October 29, Covington's DC office hosted a reception marking the launch of an endowment fund for the Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) in memory of Tom Williamson. Over 80 attendees gathered to hear a series of luminaries speak about Tom's work as a “quiet warrior for justice" throughout his career, including as a rotation associate and longtime ...