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U.S. News-Best Lawyers Awards Covington ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in FDA Law and 82 First-Tier Practice Rankings

November 1, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC, November 1, 2011 — For the second consecutive year, U.S. News-Best Lawyers awarded Covington & Burling the most first-tier practice rankings for Washington, DC in the “Best Law Firms” survey. The 2011-12 survey also awarded the firm 82 first-tier practice rankings, placing Covington among the top 20 firms nationwide.

Additionally, U.S. News-Best Lawyers named Covington “Law Firm of the Year” in FDA Law. The inaugural honor is presented to one law firm in each of the nationally ranked legal practice areas.

The rankings, presented in a national tier and in metropolitan area and state level regional tiers, were based on a survey of clients, including Fortune 100 companies and lawyers at major firms. The rankings will be featured in the November print issue of U.S. News & World Report.

Covington’s practices receiving first-tier rankings include:

Administrative / Regulatory Law: Washington, DC

Antitrust Law: National and Washington, DC

Appellate Practice: National and Washington, DC

Arbitration: Washington, DC

Banking and Finance Law: Washington, DC

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law: Washington, DC

Biotechnology Law: National, San Francisco and Washington, DC

Commercial Litigation: National and Washington, DC

Communications Law: National and Washington, DC

Copyright Law: National and Washington, DC

Corporate Law: National and Washington, DC

Corporate Compliance Law: National and Washington, DC

Corporate Governance Law: National and Washington, DC

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations: National and Washington, DC

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation: National and Washington, DC

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law: National and Washington, DC

Energy Law: National and Washington, DC

Environmental Law: National and Washington, DC

FDA Law: National and Washington, DC

Financial Services Regulation Law: National and Washington, DC

Government Relations Practice: Washington, DC

Health Care Law: National and Washington, DC

Information Technology Law: New York

Insurance Law: National, San Francisco, and Washington, DC

International Arbitration - Commercial: National and Washington, DC

International Arbitration - Governmental: National and Washington, DC

International Trade and Finance Law: National and Washington, DC

Litigation - Banking & Finance: National and Washington, DC

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation: Washington, DC

Litigation - Environmental: National and Washington, DC

Litigation - ERISA: National and Washington, DC

Litigation - Intellectual Property: National, San Francisco and Washington, DC

Litigation - Labor & Employment: National and Washington, DC

Litigation - Patent: National, San Francisco and Washington, DC

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy): National and Washington, DC

Mergers & Acquisitions Law: Washington, DC

Patent Law: National and Washington, DC

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants: Washington, DC

Securities Regulation: National and Washington, DC

Railroad Law: National and Washington, DC

Sports Law: National and Washington, DC

Tax Law: Washington, DC

Technology Law: National and Washington, DC

Transportation Law: Washington, DC

Trusts & Estates Law: Washington, DC

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