Clients come to Stephen Anthony with their most pressing and complex litigation matters, including those that have a high likelihood of going to trial. A trial lawyer who has tried 33 cases before juries, he has handled cases ranging from civil litigation over multi-billion-dollar financial frauds to complex criminal trials involving allegations of bribery, fraud, and obstruction of justice. In recent Chambers USA editions, clients and peers have described him as “terrific,” “extremely talented,” and “a lawyer of outstanding quality, in terms of knowledge, skill and litigation judgment.”
Currently the deputy chair of Covington’s global litigation practice, Mr. Anthony has managed complex civil litigation involving commercial disputes, insurance coverage, intellectual property, and business torts, as well as complex criminal investigations.
A former federal prosecutor who returned to private practice in 2000, Mr. Anthony has represented corporations and individuals in government investigations of allegations such as accounting fraud, consumer fraud, international trade control violations, violations of laws governing the manufacture and marketing of pharmaceutical products, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He advises clients on a range of issues relating to FCPA compliance. He helps companies design, implement, and review compliance programs. On behalf of numerous business entities and other institutions, he has conducted internal investigations involving a wide variety of allegations including accounting fraud, conflicts of interest, and securities violations.
In eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and three years as a Trial Attorney in the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Anthony prosecuted cases involving bribery, extortion, obstruction of justice, false statements, tax offenses, and mail/wire fraud.
He is recognized as a leading advocate by Euromoney's Best of the Best USA, Best Lawyers in America, Washington DC Super Lawyers, and Chambers USA.