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Phyllis Jones
Phyllis A. Jones
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5868 pajones@cov.com Download V-card

Phyllis Jones is a partner in Covington’s Litigation Practice. Recognized by Chambers USA as a “trusted trial counsel and strategist,” Ms. Jones has a wide-ranging complex litigation practice representing clients in state and federal courts and before arbitral panels and regulatory bodies.

  • Trial counsel to Boehringer Ingelheim in the first two Pradaxa suits to proceed to trial. Defense verdicts in both suits.
  • Trial counsel to GE in patent suit arising from dispute over Smart Grid technology. Jury verdict on behalf of plaintiff reversed by Federal Circuit.
  • Trial counsel to Lilly in the first three Cymbalta suits to proceed to trial. Defense verdicts in all three suits.
  • Defense of Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc. in mass tort litigation involving the medication Accutane, including as a member of two trial teams.
  • Representation of Genentech in first-of-its-kind hearing before the FDA on the withdrawal of the metastatic breast cancer indication for Avastin®.
  • Second-chaired a proceeding before a panel of the American Arbitration Association on behalf of a healthcare client asserting claims against former business partner.
  • Representation of The Gillette Company in environmental insurance coverage action in Massachusetts state court.
  • Secured summary judgment on behalf of George Mason University on sexual harassment and sex discrimination claims pending in federal district court.
  • Representation of Bank of America and UBS Financial Services, Inc. in putative class actions in federal district court involving claims of employment discrimination based on race.
  • Advice to Sodexo, Inc. on diversity best practices and programming in connection with oversight of consent decree entered in race discrimination class action.
  • Advice on federal and state employment law issues arising from $41 billion merger in the pharmaceutical industry.

Pro Bono

  • Trial counsel to individual charged with multiple counts of first-degree felony assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and concealing a deadly weapon. Secured acquittal on five of six charges, including felony assault charge.
  • Trial counsel to individual charged with second-degree murder and witness tampering in month-long jury trial in federal district court. Conviction overturned on appeal to the D.C. Circuit.
  • Favorably resolved suit filed in federal district court raising federal constitutional and state tort claims arising out of the improper use of force by a public school employee.
  • Benchmark Litigation, "Top 250 Women in Litigation" (2018) 
  • The AmLaw Litigation Daily, "Litigator of the Week" (5/11/2018)
  • Chambers USA Nationwide, Product Liability & Mass Torts (2016-2018)
  • The American Lawyer Litigation Department of the Year: Product Liability” (2016)
  • Law360Product Liability MVP (2015) 
  • Law360, Rising Stars - Product Liability (2014)
  • Legal 500 US, Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (2015-2017)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Products: Defense "Rising Star" (2014-2015)