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Whether in the boardroom or the courtroom, Covington is recognized as a premier white collar firm, with lawyers that possess an unsurpassed depth of expertise in the full range of white collar issues.
Our lawyers have decades of experience with the regulators and enforcement authorities with whom our clients interact, and we have a reservoir of credibility that can be leveraged on behalf of our clients.
With one of the largest white collar practices in the world, we are one of the few firms with lawyers who recently held senior positions in the U.S. Department of Justice.
Our team includes former senior SEC officials, a former Secretary of Homeland Security, three former heads of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, former federal judges, numerous former federal prosecutors with extensive criminal trial experience, as well as former senior Treasury Department, State Department, and EU officials. Covington also has a deep bench of other highly experienced white collar lawyers who zealously defend clients in any type of white collar case.
White collar litigators in Asia, Europe, and North America
We regularly manage complex matters that involve multiple jurisdictions and regulators, including anti-corruption, cartel, and trade controls matters. With senior members of our white collar, regulatory, industry, privacy/data security, and e-discovery practices on the ground in the Americas, Europe and Asia, we are uniquely positioned to provide seamless cross-border representation.
Multi-forum litigation and investigations
When legal and regulatory compliance issues arise, they often garner the attention of multiple regulators, enforcement authorities, and private litigants. We have extensive experience handling multi-regulator, multi-forum investigations and litigation, as well as the collateral issues that come along with them.
Our ability to handle all aspects of complex matters—including internal and regulatory investigations, Congressional/Executive branch investigations, prosecutions of companies and their employees, crisis management, False Claims Act and whistleblower claims, and related tort or shareholder litigation—allows for a carefully coordinated and efficient response to corporate crises.
We pride ourselves on handling our cases in a streamlined and cost-effective manner, utilizing our specialized legal and practical knowledge.
Deep industry expertise
Investigations frequently require not only factual development and legal analysis, but also ongoing advice on a range of compliance issues. The lawyers in our white collar practice regularly work with colleagues in the firm’s regulatory, compliance, corporate, and government affairs practices to assist clients on such issues.
With leading regulatory practices in the life sciences, financial institutions, securities, antitrust, CFTC/Dodd-Frank, trade controls, privacy/data security, energy and communications, we are uniquely positioned to offer “one stop shopping” to our clients.
Represented GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in resolving a complex criminal and civil investigation by the United States Department of Justice. The multi-faceted investigation had a broad focus, including issues relating to GSK’s sales and marketing practices for numerous products, its regulatory submissions relating to Avandia, and the company’s use of the nominal price exception under the Medicaid Rebate Program.
Defended civil claims brought by the SEC and FDIC against the former CEO of IndyMac BankCorp, Michael Perry, in connection with the bank’s failure in 2008. The cases were ultimately settled on very favorable terms. Relatedly, we represented Mr. Perry on insurance coverage issues concerning his defense.
Represented United Technologies in settling a criminal and civil export controls matter with the United States Department of Justice and Department of State.
A voluntary disclosure to USAID by one of its largest not-for-profits led the agency to suspend the entity for potential false claims and lack of internal controls, resulting in the board of directors forcing the resignation of the entity’s leadership team and hiring our lawyers to resolve the matters. When the agency refused to lift the suspension due to the lack of trustworthy internal controls and the entity was on the brink of shuttering its doors, our lawyers successfully negotiated a grand bargain to transfer nearly all of the programs, assets, and employees to another not-for-profit and settle the False Claims Act (FCA) investigation.
Search warrants executed simultaneously on both coasts triggered an aggressive investigation of alleged Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) violations. First, we persuaded the U.S. Attorney to terminate its criminal case. Next, we convinced the Department of Justice’s Civil Frauds division that the case had no merit. Finally, we obtained a dismissal on motion of a pending qui tam case. After winning on all fronts, the client was able to submit and recover allowable costs of defense, including legal fees.
Defended the former CEO of IndyMac in an SEC securities fraud case and FDIC lawsuit involving one of the most high-profile bank failures of the recent financial crisis.
Represented GlaxoSmithKline in successfully resolving one of the largest criminal and civil investigations involving pharmaceutical industry marketing practices.
Representation of special committees of the boards of Fortune 500 companies regarding insider trading investigations.
Representation of a major electronics company concerning all aspects of the European investigation into alleged collusion in TFT-LCD.
Representation of a leading internet broker as complainant in a DOJ investigation of restrictive multiple listing service access rules that resulted in a consent decree preserving the client’s ability to compete.
Representation of Samsung concerning all aspects of the European investigation into alleged collusion in DRAM.
Representation of one of the largest providers of telecommunications services in Asia in a DOJ investigation of alleged collusion with respect to termination rates charged to US carriers. The government ultimately closed the investigation and took no action against our client.
Representation of a semiconductor manufacturer in antitrust licensing disputes.
Foreign government cyber hacking of a federal agency produced front page news and a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) False Claims Act (FCA) investigation of the service contractor that built and maintained the agency’s cyber security system. We rebutted allegations that critical cyber infrastructure was missing, out of date, and technically deficient. The DOJ dropped its investigation and the company made a small, five figure settlement with the agency.
Press reports accusing our client of using inflated labor categories on a billion dollar contract triggered an eight year False Claims Act (FCA) investigation. Eventually, our appeal to senior attorneys at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division brought an end to the FCA investigation and cleared the way for the client to negotiate an administrative settlement with the contracting agency resulting in a net payment to the client of millions of dollars.
December 12, 2016, Law360
Peter Hutt II is quoted in a Law360 article providing a roundup of the most significant government contracts cases of 2016. According to Hutt, "Escobar is the case of the decade. ... [Its] effects will continue to ripple.”
December 8, 2016, Covington Alert
On December 6, 2016, in the first insider trading case the Supreme Court has decided in nearly two decades, the Court, in Salman v. United States, unanimously upheld a conviction for trading based on material non-public information provided by the defendant’s brother-in-law as a gift. The decision was a big win for the Department of Justice and the Securities ...
December 6, 2016, Fortune
Arlo Devlin-Brown is quoted in a Fortune article regarding the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the insider trading conviction of Bassam Salman. “The government was concerned because [the Newman decision] would have left large holes in the insider trading law,” says Devlin-Brown. “Salman largely fixes that.”
Devlin-Brown adds, however, ...
December 6, 2016, Reuters
Arlo Devlin-Brown is quoted by Reuters in an article regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Salman case which makes it easier to prosecute insider trading cases. According to Devlin-Brown, the decision also "leaves open the question of whether someone who is at the boundaries of what would be considered a real friend could count, like a minor acquaintance."
December 6, 2016, The Wall Street Journal
Arlo Devlin-Brown is quoted by The Wall Street Journal in an article regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Salman case which restores some of the power the government lost in a 2014 federal case relating to insider trading prosecutions. According to Devlin-Brown, “The problem with the word friend is that it is very elastic. People have dozens of Facebook ...
December 6, 2016, Law360
Arlo Devlin-Brown is quoted in a Law360 article regarding the significance of the Supreme Court’s insider trading case involving Bassam Salman. According to Devlin-Brown, “I think it’s a big win for the DOJ and the SEC, and it really clears a path towards more aggressive insider trading enforcement.”
Devlin-Brown adds that the holding in Salman covers “nearly ...
November 30, 2016, The New York Times
Arlo Devlin-Brown is quoted by The New York Times in an article regarding Preet Bharara’s intention to remain as U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York under President-elect Donald Trump. According to Devlin-Brown, “Preet has shown as a prosecutor that he is willing to take on the political establishment.” He continues, “He’s also shown he can win. ...
November 30, 2016, Reuters
Arlo Devlin-Brown is quoted in a Reuters article regarding Preet Bharara’s decision to remain as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York after Donald Trump becomes president. According to Devlin-Brown, “I think Preet is an independent, law enforcement-minded prosecutor who loves his job and is clearly talented in it.”
November 14, 2016, The New Yorker
In a New Yorker article regarding potential conflicts of interest in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, Arlo Devlin-Brown comments on the importance of avoiding even ‘the appearance of impropriety’ for companies doing business with the Trump Organization.
November 13, 2016, The Wall Street Journal
Arlo Devlin-Brown is quoted by The Wall Street Journal in an article regarding the uncertainty surrounding the types of cases the U.S. Justice Department will pursue during Donald Trump’s presidency. According to Devlin-Brown, “It is only in rare circumstances that a leadership change impacts prosecutions or well-developed investigations already in progress at ...
October 26, 2016, Inside Counsel
October 12, 2016, Covington Alert
Insider trading is a familiar term to participants in the equities markets; however, this term now has application in the swaps, futures, and commodities markets regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). In a time of aggressive enforcement, financial market participants should be aware that insider trading is a high priority for the CFTC ...
October 3, 2016, Global Investigations Review
Global Investigations Review highlighted the promotion of Jennifer Saperstein and Aaron Lewis as partners of the firm. The article notes that Saperstein advises clients on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters and internal investigations while Lewis advises clients on white-collar defense and internal investigations, drawing on six years of Justice Department ...
September 30, 2016, Covington Alert
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to aggressively pursue companies using severance and other employment agreements that could be perceived to discourage employees from reporting possible securities law violations. Three enforcement actions this past summer demonstrate the need for companies to proactively review and give consideration ...
September 20, 2016
WASHINGTON—Global Investigations Review has named the Microsoft warrant access case as the winner of the “Most Important Court Case of the Year.” Covington served as co-counsel to Microsoft and helped secure a landmark win in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. GIR also ranked Covington among the top 15 investigations practices in the world in its ...
September 19, 2016, Covington Alert
On September 13, 2016, Jun Ping Zhang (“Zhang”), former head of Harris Corporation’s (“Harris”) subsidiary in China, agreed to pay $46,000 to settle allegations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) that Zhang knowingly authorized and facilitated bribes to Chinese government officials at state-owned hospitals and local health departments and ...
September 12, 2016
LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized Aaron Lewis as one of the “Most Influential Minority Lawyers” in Los Angeles. The inaugural list names 40 “stellar minority lawyers in the LA region,” highlighting recent success in their respective areas of practice.
The Los Angeles Business Journal highlighted Mr. Lewis’s recent significant ...
August 8, 2016
NEW YORK—Arlo Devlin-Brown, most recently the Chief of the Public Corruption Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and one of its top securities fraud prosecutors, has joined Covington as a partner in its white collar defense and investigations practice resident in the firm’s New York office.
Mr. Devlin-Brown has served in the ...
June 17, 2016, Covington Alert
In Universal Health Services Inc. v. U.S. ex rel. Escobar, No. 15-7 (Slip. Op. June 16, 2016), a unanimous Supreme Court affirmed the viability of the “implied false certification” theory of False Claims Act liability, at least in certain circumstances. This portion of the ruling was not unexpected given the overwhelming acceptance of implied certification among ...
June 16, 2016
WASHINGTON—Legal Bisnow has named Covington partner Alexander Berengaut to its 2016 “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” list.
Mr. Berengaut focuses on international arbitration, civil litigation, and government enforcement proceedings. He has experience handling a range of arbitral proceedings and U.S. court litigation matters, including at trial, and has significant ...
June 13, 2016, CDR News
Timothy Hester, Lanny Breuer, and Arlo Devlin-Brown are quoted in a CDR article regarding Devlin-Brown’s arrival. Devlin-Brown says he is “very pleased” to join the firm’s multinational white collar practice, praising its “extraordinary depth.”
According to Hester, “Arlo’s deep experience in white-collar matters, particularly in the financial services sector, ...
June 7, 2016, Law360
Arlo Devlin-Brown is quoted in a Law360 article regarding his decision to join Covington after serving as New York’s top federal prosecutor for public corruption. According to Devlin-Brown, “I’m very pleased to join Covington’s exceptional white collar practice.”
June 7, 2016, New York Post
Arlo Devlin-Brown is quoted in a New York Post article regarding his decision to join Covington after serving as head of public corruption for Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara. “It’s been a great honor to serve in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for more than a decade, where I have had the privilege of challenging cases involving fraud and corruption in the worlds ...
June 7, 2016, The New York Times
Lanny Breuer is quoted in a New York Times article regarding the upcoming arrival of Arlo Devlin-Brown to the firm’s white collar defense and investigations practice. According to Breuer, “[Devlin-Brown] has this exceptional level of experience, having done securities cases and corruption cases.” He continues, “He’ll very quickly become a central figure of the ...
June 7, 2016, Covington Alert
On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized its much-anticipated update to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) so-called white collar overtime exemption rule. Effective December 1, 2016, an employee must earn at least $913 per week—the equivalent of $47,476 per year, more than double the current rate—in order to qualify as exempt from overtime ...
May 3, 2016
NEW YORK — Jennifer Martin has joined Covington’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. She most recently served as the Director of Cyber Incident Response & Investigations at Symantec.
“Jennifer has worked at the intersection of law and cybersecurity from almost every vantage point over the past 15 years,” said David Fagan, who leads Covington’s cyber and ...
April 4, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK — Latinvex has again selected Covington partners Tammy Albarrán and Nicole Duclos to its annual list of the “Top 100 Female Lawyers” specializing in Latin America among international law firms.
Latinvex chose attorneys from 57 law firms and ten practice areas. The criteria for selection included a combination of factors, including ...
February 29, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC - Peter Hutt II has joined Covington as a partner in the Government Contracts practice.
“Further enhancing Covington’s standing within the defense community as a leader in the False Claims Act and government cost accounting standards fields remains a key priority for the firm,” said Jennifer Plitsch, co-chair of the firm’s Government Contracts ...
February 10, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC - The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) has chosen Covington partner Anne Lee to be a member of its 2016 class of Fellows. The program is designed to build relationships and leadership skills that can be passed down to future generations of leaders in the legal profession. Tammy Albarrán, Co-Chair of Diversity Initiatives at Covington ...
January 26, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC - Covington partner Mythili Raman has been elected as a member of The American Law Institute, the leading independent law reform organization dedicated to producing scholarly work that clarifies, modernizes, and improves the law.
Ms. Raman, a prominent criminal law practitioner, focuses her practice on white collar defense and government ...
January 10, 2016, The Wall Street Journal
Dan Suleiman is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article discussing whether Sean Penn and Kate del Castillo could face criminal liability after their recent meeting with the now-captured drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Suleiman said, “The main question to ask is: Did this person do anything that’s in furtherance of the criminal activity?
January 5, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC, January 5, 2016 - Covington announced that Eric Mogilnicki has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington office and will co-chair the firm’s new Consumer Financial Services practice. Andrew Smith, who served as a senior financial services lawyer at the Federal Trade Commission prior to joining the firm, will also lead the newly formed ...
December 17, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC, December 17, 2015 - The National Law Journal has named Covington partner Mythili Raman as one of its “White Collar Crime Trailblazers.” The list profiles 50 lawyers “who continue to make their mark in white collar criminal litigation.”
Ms. Raman, a leading criminal law practitioner, focuses her practice on white collar defense and government ...
December 12, 2015, NPR
Eric Holder was interviewed by NPR’s Michel Martin to discuss his work as Attorney General and what’s ahead for him at Covington. According to Holder, his “life is still going to be focused on dealing with voting rights issues.”
December 11, 2015, Covington Alert
November 25, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC, November 25, 2015 - Law360 has named four Covington partners as MVPs in their respective practice areas. The awards single out lawyers from across 31 practice areas based on their success in high-stakes litigation, record-breaking deals, and complex global matters.
The Covington lawyers recognized as Law360 MVPs are:
Ray Biagini, ...
September 28, 2015, Covington Alert
September 14, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC, September 14, 2015 - The National Law Journal has named Phyllis Jones and Daniel Suleiman among its “D.C. Rising Stars.” The list recognizes Washington, D.C.’s “40 most promising lawyers age 40 and under.”
Ms. Jones focuses on complex legal issues facing clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Her wide-ranging litigation ...
LOS ANGELES, September 14, 2015 - Covington announced that Mitchell Kamin has joined the firm’s litigation and white collar defense and investigation practices in its Los Angeles office. A prominent litigator and community leader who served as co-managing partner of a leading Los Angeles litigation boutique, Mr. Kamin will continue to focus on high stakes ...
August 11, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC, August 11, 2015 —The Los Angeles Business Journal has named Covington partner and former federal prosecutor Daniel Shallman to its list of the city’s “Most Influential Lawyers” in the white collar and cyber practice areas.
In selecting Mr. Shallman, the publication noted that he has handled “a string of impressive matters” since joining the firm ...
July 29, 2015, Covington Alert
July 8, 2015, Covington Alert
July 6, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC, July 6, 2015 — Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., is returning to Covington as a partner after more than six years of service as the nation’s top law enforcement officer.
Mr. Holder will be resident in the firm’s Washington office and focus on complex investigations and litigation matters, including matters that are international ...
July 6, 2015, The New York Times
June 17, 2015, Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report
May 27, 2015, Covington Alert
May 26, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC, May 26, 2015 — Covington represented Hyperdynamics Corporation in an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act related to its business activities in the Republic of Guinea. The Justice Department has completed its investigation without bringing any charges against the ...
May 21, 2015, Covington E-Alert
April 22, 2015, Covington E-Alert
April 17, 2015, Covington Advisory
April 1, 2015, Covington E-Alert
March 6, 2015
LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2015 — Former federal prosecutor and leading white collar defense lawyer Dan Shallman will join Covington as a partner in the firm’s new Los Angeles office on March 9. Mr. Shallman will head the firm’s Southern California white collar and investigations team while also playing a leading role in the growth of Covington’s LA office. Aaron ...
LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2015 — Covington will open a new office in Los Angeles on March 9. The office will be staffed by current firm lawyers and three new senior lawyers and will focus initially on insurance coverage, media and content distribution, patent litigation, public policy/government affairs and white collar defense.
"We believe there is a strong base ...
Winter 2015, Covington Advisory
January 21, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2015 — A California federal judge recently dismissed allegations made by whistleblowers that Gilead Sciences Inc. defrauded the government. Covington represented Gilead in the case.
U.S. District Judge Edward Chen said in his ruling that the whistleblowers’ allegations over poor drug quality, false certifications and violations of ...
January 20, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO, January 20, 2015 — Douglas Sprague, former chief of the San Francisco U.S. Attorney’s Office Economic Crimes and Securities Fraud section, has joined Covington & Burling’s litigation group as a partner, further strengthening the firm’s highly regarded white collar practice. He will be resident in Covington’s San Francisco office.
Mr. Sprague has ...
January 8, 2015, Law360
Covington's Ethan Posner is mentioned in this article regarding their representation of Gilead Sciences Inc.:
"A California federal judge on Wednesday tossed allegations that Gilead Sciences Inc. cheated the government by selling contaminated and defective drugs to Medicare and Medicaid, finding that the whistleblowers failed to state a claim under the False ...
January 2015, Corporate Counsel
December 18, 2014, Covington E-Alert
December 17, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, December 17, 2014 — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Covington & Burling partner Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. “We are very proud that President Obama nominated Haywood to the federal bench in Northern California and that the Senate has now confirmed his nomination,” said Timothy ...
December 17, 2014, Covington E-Alert
December 1, 2014, Covington E-Alert
November 14, 2014, Law360
Covington's Daniel Suleiman authored this article on Matthew Martoma, former trader at SAC Capital Advisors LP who was sentenced to nine years in prison for insider trading:
"Defendants convicted of violent crimes rarely have the luxury of avoiding incarceration after conviction. But it seemed possible that Martoma, who was convicted of selling shares in two ...
November 6, 2014, Covington E-Alert
October 16, 2014, Life Sciences Essentials Series Webinar
October 9, 2014, Global Investigations Review
October 9, 2014, Global Competition Review
Thomas Barnett, Lanny Breuer, Deborah Garza, Mythili Raman and Phillip Warren have written this article on what potential subjects should keep in mind as they attempt to navigate joint investigations by DOJ’s Criminal and Antitrust Divisions:
"In recent years, the US Department of Justice’s antitrust and criminal divisions have announced massive, joint ...
September 16, 2014, Law360
Covington's Daniel Suleiman has written this piece on Robert McDonnell, former Governor of Virginia, rejecting a plea deal that would have been prevented him from being charged altogether.
Q3: 2014, Ethisphere Executive Briefing, Volume 1
September 2014, Financial Fraud Law Report
September 1, 2014, National Law Journal
Covington's Daniel Suleiman is featured in this article on Asiana Airlines Crash Investigation:
NLJ: How did the NTSB investigation unfold? What happened first?
SULEIMAN: In any NTSB investigation, the agency sends out what’s called a “go” team immediately after an incident, whether it’s a pipeline explosion or an airplane crash or a derailment. One of the ...
August 29, 2014, The New York Times
Covington's David Martin is quoted in this article regarding Luis Aguilar, a commissioner at the S.E.C., stating that he was concerned that the agency’s stance on cases involving executives who put misleading and fraudulent numbers into their financial filings might be weakening.
"Mr. Aguilar’s missive goes to the heart of one of the S.E.C.’s main jobs – ...
August 15, 2014, Law360
Covington partner Anita Stork recently argued a motion summary judgement for client Philippine Airlines, which is quoted in this article:
"Under questioning from Judge Breyer, Philippines Airlines attorney Anita Stork of Covington & Burling LLP said the airlines file the majority of their rates with the ATPCO, and the remainder are “unfiled rates within the ...
August 12, 2014, CDR News
Covington partner Tammy Albarrán is quoted regarding Brazil’s anti-bribery law, known as the Clean Companies Act, which imposes civil and administrative liability for a range of corruption-related offenses:
“A company can be held strictly liable for any act of a director, officer, employee or agent that benefits the company without establishing any individual’s ...
August 5, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2014 — Covington & Burling’s Lanny Breuer, a partner and vice chairman of the firm, has been named to the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of 50 Governance Risk & Compliance Trailblazers & Pioneers. The list recognizes people who have “moved the needle” in the changing ways that law firms conduct business towards governance, risk ...
August 4, 2014, The Asian Lawyer
Peter Trooboff was recently quoted by The Asian Lawyer on litigator Estelito Mendoza who at 84 remains the defense lawyer of choice for members of the Filipino elite facing corruption charges.
"The loyalty these clients have shown to Mendoza is due to the fact that 'this guy is just smarter than anyone else they could have working for them,' says Covington & ...
July 31, 2014, Law360
Covington partner David Kornblau is quoted regarding SEC investigations:
"For a response aimed at the commission level, for example, know which aspects of the case might have a policy angle or get the attention of media, other law enforcement agencies or Congress, says David Kornblau, co-chairman of Covington & Burling LLP’s securities enforcement practice. ...
April 29, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC, April 29, 2014 — Mythili Raman, most recently Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, is joining Covington & Burling as a partner. Ms. Raman will practice in the firm’s litigation and white collar groups and be resident in the Washington office. Ms. Raman joined the Justice Department in ...
April 21, 2014, Bloomberg BNA
Covington's Jean Veta is quoted regarding U.S. financial institutions facing increased scrutiny from federal law enforcement agencies and regulators concerning efforts to comply with anti-money laundering statutes and regulations. Says Veta, “It's manifesting itself in a greater emphasis during regulatory exams, an increased number of enforcement actions, bigger ...
April 16, 2014, The Daily Journal
David Bayless is quoted regarding the new SEC director in San Francisco.
April 16, 2014, Law360
Ethan Posner and Christopher Denig write on the implications of the Arkansas Supreme Court overturning a $1.2 billion judgment against Janssen in the Risperdal litigation brought by the Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel alleging thousands of violations of the Arkansas Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act and Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
April 8, 2014, Covington E-Alert
April 2, 2014, The New York Times
Covington partner Rob Kelner is quoted regarding the Supreme Court ruling on McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. The article states, “The Supreme Court ruling will dramatically increase the importance of major donors in federal elections,' said Robert K. Kelner, a Republican election lawyer."
April 1, 2014, Bloomberg BNA
Covington's Stephen Humenik is quoted regarding the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's new whistleblower program. The article states, “'It's a new program,' said Stephen Humenik, of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington. 'It's going to gain traction over time, and it's an important focus of the overall enforcement program. Because there will be ...
WASHINGTON, DC, March 26, 2014 — The U.S. Senate today confirmed Covington & Burling partner Christopher “Casey” Cooper to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Cooper was approved by a unanimous vote.“We are very proud that President Obama nominated Casey for a federal judgeship and that the Senate has now confirmed his nomination. We know ...
March 25, 2014, Reuters
Daniel Suleiman, partner at Covington, is quoted in regards to charges of wire fraud against Toyota for concealing safety problems, which marked the first criminal case of its kind against an auto company: "Prosecutors can only be as successful as the facts allow, but the Toyota agreement puts companies on notice that when you have a problem, you need to deal ...
March 3, 2014, Covington E-Alert
February 3, 2014, Law360
January 27, 2014, Law360
January 2014, Covington E-Alert
January 2014, Covington Advisory
December 12, 2013, New York Law Journal
December 2013, Covington E-Alert
November 2013, PLC Guide to Corporate Crime, Fraud and Investigations
July 29, 2013, Covington Advisory
July 8, 2013, Law360
June 27, 2013, Covington E-Alert
June 24, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC, June 24, 2013 — The National Law Journal named Covington & Burling today as the winner of its Washington Litigation Department of the Year contest in the white collar defense practice category.
“We are honored that the National Law Journal has recognized the many strengths of Covington’s white collar and investigations practice,” said Timothy ...
June 18, 2013, New York Law Journal
May/June 2013, The Corporate Board
May 15, 2013, The Global Legal Post
April 26, 2013, Covington E-Alert
WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2013 — Covington & Burling partners Benjamin Razi and Peter Zern have been selected as “Rising Stars” by Law360. The online legal publication recognized lawyers “under the age of 40 who are already making a name for themselves in their practice areas.” In a profile, the publication noted Mr. Razi’s white collar work, as well as his ...
March 28, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2013 — Lanny A. Breuer, most recently the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, is returning to Covington & Burling as Vice Chair of the firm.
Mr. Breuer’s practice will encompass a wide range of civil and criminal litigation matters, as well as governmental and internal investigations. ...
March 11, 2013, Covington E-Alert
February 21, 2013, Law360
February 2013, Covington Advisory
January 29, 2013, Covington Advisory
December 21, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, December 21, 2012 — Am Law Litigation Daily named Covington & Burling’s D. Jean Veta as “Litigator of the Week” for leading the defense of former IndyMac CEO Michael Perry, who was sued by both the SEC and the FDIC as a result of one of the largest bank failures in the nation’s history. Last week, Perry reached a $12 million settlement with the ...
November 16, 2012, Law360
WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2012 — Covington & Burling received 97 first-tier practice rankings in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” survey by U.S. News-Best Lawyers, placing Covington among the top 10 firms nationwide. Covington was also named “Law Firm of the Year” in both FDA Law and Corporate Compliance Law. The honor is presented to one law firm in each of the ...
November 2012, Covington Advisory
October 19, 2012, Covington E-Alert
October 16, 2012, Covington E-Alert
October 1, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, October 1, 2012 — Covington & Burling is pleased to announce that it has elected 15 new lawyers to its partnership.
This group is comprised of diverse and talented individuals from five offices who have made their mark at the firm through exceptional work and the highest standards of client service.
“We’re delighted to welcome these 15 lawyers to ...
September 27, 2012, Covington E-Alert
September 24, 2012
NEW YORK, September 24, 2012 — New York Super Lawyers selected 27 Covington & Burling lawyers for its 2012 list of top legal talent. Super Lawyers selects only five percent of the total lawyers in the state based upon peer review and the publication’s independent research.
Nineteen Covington lawyers were named New York Super Lawyers:
Jack Bodner, Mergers & ...
August 27, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, August 27, 2012 — Covington & Burling LLP lawyers received 196 individual mentions in 57 areas of law in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top U.S. lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as ...
August 22, 2012, Covington E-Alert
July 18, 2012, Covington & Burling Webinar
July 12, 2012, Covington Advisory
July 5, 2012, Covington E-Alert
July 2012, Covington E-Alert
May 16, 2012
LONDON, 16 May, 2012 — Covington & Burling is strengthening its anti-corruption and trade control practices by adding lawyer David Lorello as a partner in its London office. Mr. Lorello is a US lawyer, and has been practicing in London for the last five years, with a broad practice spanning US, UK, and European international regulatory issues. This is ...
May 2, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, May 2, 2012 — D.C. Super Lawyers selected 64 Covington & Burling lawyers for its 2012 list of top legal talent. Super Lawyers selects no more than five percent of the total lawyers who practice in Washington based on peer review and the publication’s independent research.
Deborah Garza and Robert Long have been named among the “Top 100” for ...
May/June 2012, Breakbulk
April 25, 2012, Covington E-Alert
April 18, 2012, New York Law Journal
April 5, 2012, Covington E-Alert
February 17, 2012, Covington E-Alert
LONDON, 2 February, 2012 —Veteran litigator Casey Cooper is joining Covington & Burling as a partner in London, bolstering its global anti-corruption and white-collar practices. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Cooper has successfully represented clients in fraud and corruption investigations arising in the United States, the EU, Russia, the CIS, Asia, Africa, and ...
February 2012, Covington E-Alert
January 20, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, January 20, 2012 — Law360 named Covington & Burling’s white collar defense and investigations practice as of one of the top five “White Collar Practice Groups of the Year.”
In a profile about the firm’s practice published on Jan. 19th, Law360 noted the breadth of Covington’s clients and matters in the white collar practice area as a key reason ...
SAN FRANCISCO, January 19, 2012 — The Daily Journal named Covington partner Tammy Albarrán to its list of “Top 20 Under 40” lawyers in California. The list honors “the best and the brightest in the legal industry,” according to the editors. The Daily Journal highlighted Ms. Albarrán’s work representing high-profile clients in cases filed by the U.S. Securities ...
January 18, 2012, Covington E-Alert
November 30, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, November 30, 2011 — Washingtonian magazine has named 34 Covington & Burling attorneys as “Best Lawyers” in its December issue. The biennial list, compiled by the magazine’s editorial staff, identifies leading lawyers in the Washington area.
Of the approximately 800 “Best Lawyers” identified in the issue, Washingtonian included profiles of 31 ...
November 14, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, November 14, 2011 — Law360 named five Covington & Burling lawyers today as “Most Valuable Players” in their respective practice areas. The inaugural award singles out lawyers whose accomplishments in major litigation or transactional matters have “raised the bar” over the past year. The 92 lawyers awarded this honor focus their work in 16 ...
November 3, 2011, Covington E-Alert
November 1, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, November 1, 2011 — The National Law Journal named Covington & Burling partner Tammy Albarrán to its "Minority 40 Under 40" list. The list honors lawyers who belong to an ethnic minority group who have wielded national influence in their practice areas and beyond over the past five years. The National Law Journal profile highlights Ms. Albarrán’s ...
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. ...
October 24, 2011, Covington Advisory
October 17, 2011, Covington E-Alert
October 14, 2011, Covington Advisory
October 10, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, October 10, 2011 — The head of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, the agency responsible for enforcing the UK Bribery Act, warned corporations last week that the SFO is actively pursuing cases in which foreign corporations have undercut UK companies through corrupt actions in other countries.
“What we are actively looking for is a case where a ...
October 6, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, October 3, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Smith to of counsel effective October 1, 2011.
Mr. Smith provides strategic and legal advice on matters that involve interactions with the U.S. government. His practice focuses on the development and execution of government relations initiatives that build ...
September 27, 2011
NEW YORK, September 27, 2011 — Twenty Covington & Burling LLP lawyers are recognized in the 2011 edition of New York Super Lawyers. The annual list by Super Lawyers selects only five percent of the total lawyers in the state based upon peer review and the publication’s independent research.
Sixteen Covington lawyers were named New York Super Lawyers:
September 27, 2011, Covington E-Alert
September 7, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP lawyers received 184 individual mentions in 56 areas of law in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows: ...
August 18, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, August 18, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP partner Anita Stork has been named to the 2011 “Top 50 Women” list by Northern California Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and ...
July 5, 2011, Covington E-Alert
July 2011, Covington E-Alert
June 10, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, June 10, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP received 123 individual mentions and 45 practice mentions in Chambers USA 2011. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers by state and national practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
Here are the Covington lawyers and practices ...
June 9, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, June 10, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP received 92 individual mentions and 32 practice mentions in the Legal 500 US 2011 edition. Legal 500 reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms in more than 90 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, and the Caribbean. Here are the Covington lawyers and practices ...
June 9, 2011, Covington Advisory
June 2, 2011, Covington Advisory
May 20, 2011, Covington Advisory
May 18, 2011, Covington E-Alert
May 13, 2011, Covington E-Alert
May 6, 2011, Covington E-Alert
April 5, 2011, Covington E-Alert
April 1, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, April 1, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of two lawyers to of counsel and three lawyers to special counsel.
The new of counsel are as follows:
Alex Chinoy (Washington) focuses his practice on the resolution of international intellectual property disputes, with an emphasis on Section 337 unfair import ...
March 30, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, March 30, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP has secured an important victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on behalf of Family Dollar Stores, Inc., which had been accused of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.
At issue is whether a group of current and former managers at Family Dollar Stores should qualify for overtime pay ...
March 14, 2011, Covington Advisory
March 11, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, March 11, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP announced today that four highly regarded and seasoned antitrust litigators are joining the firm.
John Nields, Alan Wiseman, Andrew Lazerow and Jason Raofield, all partners from Howrey LLP, will be resident in Covington’s Washington office effective Monday.
“This group significantly expands the depth and ...
March 8, 2011, Covington E-Alert
March 7, 2011, Securities Industry and Financial Markets (SIFMA) Law & Compliance Society
March 1, 2011, Covington E-Alert
February 25, 2011, Competition Law360
February 22, 2011, Covington E-Alert
February 9, 2011, Covington E-Alert
February 7, 2011, Covington E-Alert
January 24, 2011, Covington E-Alert
January 17, 2011, The Recorder
January 6, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, January 6, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP announced today that it plans to establish a strategic risk and crisis management practice to assist national and international businesses and their managements and boards.
Senior members of the group include former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat; former DC ...
2011, Life Sciences Handbook 2011
January 2011, Covington E-Alert
December 16, 2010, Covington E-Alert
November 22, 2010, Covington E-Alert
November 8, 2010, Covington Advisory
November 5, 2010, Covington E-Alert
October 26, 2010, White Collar Law360
October 20, 2010, Covington E-Alert
October 8, 2010, Compliance Week News Podcast
September 29, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, September 29, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that, after serving at the U.S. Department of Justice as Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Attorney General, former Covington partner Jim Garland will return to the firm on October 1. His practice will focus on complex commercial litigation, including matters involving ...
September 29, 2010, Covington E-Alert
September 23, 2010, Covington E-Alert
September 16, 2010, Covington Advisory
September 1, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, September 1, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Steven Fagell, most recently the Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, has rejoined the firm as a partner. Mr. Fagell will practice in the firm’s litigation group, with a particular ...
August 6, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP received 138 individual mentions in 40 areas of law in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows:
July 29, 2010, Covington Advisory
July 21, 2010, Covington E-Alert
July 21, 2010, Covington Advisory
July 16, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2010 — Eighteen Covington & Burling LLP lawyers are recognized in the 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers. The annual list by Super Lawyers selects only five percent of the total lawyers in the state based upon peer review and the publication’s independent research.
Eleven Covington lawyers were named Northern California Super ...
July 1, 2010, Covington E-Alert
June 24, 2010, Covington Advisory
June 16, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP received 112 individual mentions and 44 practice mentions in Chambers USA 2010. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers by state and national practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
Here are the Covington lawyers and practices ...
June 10, 2010, New York Law Journal
May 27, 2010, Covington E-Alert
May 10, 2010, Covington E-Alert
April 29, 2010, Covington E-Alert
April 15, 2010, Covington Advisory
March 31, 2010, Covington Advisory
March 25, 2010, Covington E-Alert
March 2, 2010, New York Law Journal
March 2010, Financial Fraud Law Report
February 25, 2010, Covington E-Alert
February 23, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, February 23, 2010 — The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has declared a mistrial in the trial of Lt. Governor Aitofele Sunia of the U.S. territory of American Samoa. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton declared the mistrial following nine days of deliberations in which jurors could not reach a verdict. Today, the panel announced ...
February 17, 2010, Covington E-Alert
February 1, 2010, Covington E-Alert
January 21, 2010, Covington E-Alert
January 14, 2010, Covington E-Alert
January 11, 2010, Covington E-Alert
WASHINGTON, DC, October 1, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP today announced that ten of its lawyers have been elected to the firm’s partnership effective today. The new partners practice in the corporate, litigation, and regulatory fields.
The ten new partners and their practices are as follows:
Marney Cheek (International) represents companies and trade ...
August 7, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC, August 7, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP received 131 individual mentions in 38 areas of law in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows:
WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2009 — Four Covington & Burling LLP partners have been named to The Ethisphere Institute’s 2009 “Attorneys Who Matter” list, which recognizes leading legal professionals in private practice and at government agencies and major companies who have excelled in and made a significant contribution in the corporate compliance field. In ...
July 28, 2009, Covington E-Alert
June 19, 2009, Covington E-Alert
May 26, 2009, Covington E-Alert
NEW YORK, NY, May 18, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that David Kornblau, former Chief Litigation Counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, has joined the firm as a partner. He will be a member of Covington’s white collar and securities enforcement and litigation practices, and will be resident in the ...
WASHINGTON, DC, March 26, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Chertoff, most recently Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has joined the firm as senior of counsel. Mr. Chertoff previously served as a federal appeals court judge, as head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, and as U.S. Attorney ...
March 4, 2009, Covington E-Alert
December 8, 2008, Covington E-Alert
November 25, 2008, Covington Advisory
October 31, 2008, Legal Week
WASHINGTON, DC, October 1, 2008 — Covington & Burling LLP today announced that 12 of its lawyers have been elected to the firm’s partnership. These new partners are resident in four of the firm’s offices and practice in the litigation, corporate/tax, and regulatory fields. Timothy Hester, chair of the firm’s management committee, commented: “These young and ...
September 29, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC, September 29, 2008 — Covington & Burling LLP received 124 individual mentions in 40 areas of law in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession. The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows:
WASHINGTON, DC, April 3, 2008 — Covington & Burling LLP has announced the promotion of four new of counsels and five new special counsels in the firm’s five offices. The new of counsels are as follows:
Christopher Denig (Washington) focuses on representing clients in complex federal civil litigation (including class actions), internal corporate ...
January 28, 2008, Covington E-Alert
WASHINGTON, DC, November 15, 2007 — Covington & Burling LLP announced today that Simone E. Ross has joined the firm’s white collar defense and investigations group as of counsel. Ms. Ross will be resident in the firm’s Washington office, where she previously practiced as an associate. For the past five years, Ms. Ross was an Assistant Counsel in the Justice ...
October 30, 2007, Covington E-Alert
September 6, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC, September 6, 2007 — Covington & Burling LLP received 115 individual mentions in 38 areas of law in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession. The recipients are as follows:
Administrative: E. Edward Bruce and ...
June 18, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC, June 18, 2007 — Covington & Burling LLP received 44 practice mentions and 74 individual mentions in the newly released 2007 Chambers USA guidebook. The 2007 edition of Chambers USA attempts to identify the most skilled legal practitioners throughout the country based on the qualities most valued by clients. Covington attorneys have been ...
April 2007, Washington Legal Foundation
March 29, 2007, Covington E-Alert
November 30, 2006, Covington E-Alert
November 16, 2006, Covington E-Alert
October 5, 2006, Covington E-Alert
May 26, 2006, Covington Advisory
January 16, 2006, Covington E-Alert
January 7, 2006, Covington Advisory
October 3, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 3, 2005 - Covington & Burling announced the election of ten new partners, effective October 1. Stuart Stock, chair of the firm's management committee, commented: "These exceptional lawyers reflect the strength, excellence and diversity of the firm, and the continuing growth of our practices across the firm." Covington's newest partners ...
October 2004, Wall Street Lawyer
September 30, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 30, 2004 - Covington & Burling announced the election of five new partners, effective October 1. Stuart C. Stock, chair of the firm's management committee, commented: "These fine lawyers very much reflect the strength, excellence, and diversity of the firm." Covington's newest partners and their backgrounds are as follows:
August 13, 2004, BNA Corporate Accountability
January 12, 2004, New York Law Journal
January 2004, The Antitrust Review of the Americas
December 3, 2003
NEW YORK, NY, December 3, 2003 - Covington & Burling announced today that Nancy Kestenbaum will join the firm as a partner. Ms. Kestenbaum most recently served as the Chief of the General Crimes Unit in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where she has been an Assistant United States Attorney since 1994.
Ms. Kestenbaum ...
December 2003/January 2004, European Lawyer
November 2003, Business Crimes Bulletin, Volume 10, Number 10
October 9, 2003, New York Law Journal
October 2003, New York Law Journal Magazine
March 10, 2003, National Law Journal
March 2003, U.S. Department of Justice Seminar, Office of Legal Education, South Carolina
December 23, 2002
December 23, 2002 - NEW YORK, NY - International business law firm Covington & Burling announced today that Alan Vinegrad will join the firm as a partner. Mr. Vinegrad completed a 15-month tenure in September 2002 as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. In that role, he had responsibility for overseeing the federal criminal and civil ...
May 8, 2002
May 8, 2002 - WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO - Covington & Burling has promoted seven attorneys to counsel positions effective April 1, 2002. The new counsel are Dennis B. Auerbach, Wendy L. Feng, Marie A. Lavalleye, John B. Maclay, Lucinda Osborne, Lisa Peets and Elaine W. Stone.
Mr. Auerbach is Of Counsel in the Washington office. His ...
March 18, 2002
March 18, 2002 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The international law firm Covington & Burling launches its West Coast white-collar criminal defense practice with the addition of John M. Potter as a partner in its San Francisco office. Mr. Potter held numerous supervisory positions in the United States Attorney’s office, including service as Deputy Chief in the Criminal ...
December 2001, New York University School of Law
June 2000, Brooklyn Law School
April 17, 2000, Legal Times
September 20, 1999, Legal Times
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