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October 20, 2016

WASHINGTON—The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty honored Covington partner and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder with the Outstanding Achievement Award for his work in identifying and ameliorating federal policies that target the criminalization of poor people.  The Law Center highlighted Mr. Holder’s leadership role overseeing the ...

October 19, 2016

WASHINGTON—The American Bar Foundation has elected Ellen Flannery as President of the board of the American Bar Foundation (ABF), a position she will hold for two years.  Ms. Flannery has served as a member of ABF’s board of directors since 2005, and most recently served as Vice President. She also was chair of The Fellows of the ABF from 2007 to 2008.  “Ellen ...

October 18, 2016, The Center for Public Integrity

Robert Kelner is quoted in an article by the Center for Public Integrity regarding Donald Trump’s lobbying and campaign finance proposals. According to Kelner, “I am very skeptical that they would actually be implemented in a robust way, especially because his proposal is very weak on details.”

October 17, 2016, GW Today

Eric Holder was interviewed at a HistoryMakers event by Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and is quoted in a GW Today article offering highlights. “I like people to think of me as a person who believes in this country… as an advocate for people who too frequently were voiceless, [and] as a man who tried to change institutions in our country that needed ...

October 17, 2016, Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times highlights the role of Dan Shallman and Aaron Lewis in helping unravel a bribery case against two brothers who allegedly tried to buy the support of a Huntington Park city council member for higher towing fees. In what Dan Shallman called a “huge vindication,” the court sentenced one of the brothers with probation.  

October 13, 2016, The Law Society Gazette

Charlotte Hill is quoted in a Law Society Gazette article regarding the Criminal Finances Bill, which would boost the National Crime Agency (NCA) powers and increase the regulatory burden on financial services businesses. “This [approach confirms] the direction that anti-money laundering, terrorist financing and financial crime legislation are going in,” and it ...

Trump's kitchen Cabinet

Media Mention

October 13, 2016, Politico

Robert Lenhard is quoted in a Politico article regarding speculation about Donald Trump’s CEO-heavy Cabinet, if he is elected. Lenhard, commenting on the financial scrutiny CEOs would have to face, says business executive nominees have several options to avoid conflicts of interest, including selling their assets or placing them in blind trusts. He adds that ...

October 11, 2016, The National Law Journal

Eric Mogilnicki is quoted in a National Law Journal article regarding the D.C. Circuit’s decision limiting the authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to Mogilnicki, “If the court had ruled that the decisions of the bureau have to be made by a commission, that would cast more doubt than this ruling, which makes clear that Director ...

October 10, 2016

LONDON—Elaine Whiteford has joined Covington as a partner in the European Dispute Resolution practice resident in the firm’s London office. Ms. Whiteford’s practice focuses on contentious competition law matters and follow-on damages litigation, challenges to regulatory decisions, cartel and other regulatory investigations, and other types of commercial ...