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Aaron Lewis
Aaron Lewis
Partner
Los Angeles +1 424 332 4754 alewis@cov.com Download V-card

As a partner in Covington's White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group, Aaron Lewis represents businesses, boards of directors, and individuals in sensitive, high-stakes government investigations, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement matters.

Mr. Lewis returned to Covington in 2015 after six years of service in the Department of Justice (DOJ), first as Counsel to Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington, and later as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles. Mr. Lewis has advised clients facing alleged criminal and civil violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as allegations of public corruption, mail and wire fraud, obstruction of justice, and espionage. He has advised companies and independent board committees in the aerospace and defense, automotive, technology, entertainment, and retail industries that were conducting internal investigations, including several involving allegations of ineffective internal controls and dysfunctional workplace cultures.

  • Representation of an executive in a federal corruption investigation involving allegations that the executive paid bribes to public officials.
  • Representation of an individual in a federal economic espionage investigation.
  • Representation of an aerospace and defense manufacturer in a DOJ False Claims Act investigation involving alleged failures to comply with product testing and qualification requirements.
  • Representation of a Special Committee of the board of directors of a technology company in an internal investigation involving allegations of a dysfunctional workplace culture and ineffective internal controls.
  • Representation of a Special Committee of the board of directors of a national retailer in an internal investigation involving workplace culture issues.
  • Representation of an entertainment company in an internal investigation involving workplace culture issues, including allegations of gender discrimination, in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
  • Representation of a global automotive manufacturer in an internal investigation involving workplace culture issues, including allegations of gender discrimination.
  • Representation of a Special Litigation Committee of the board of directors of Hewlett-Packard Co. in its investigation of the board's response to leaks of confidential information to the press.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of public interest organizations and minority voters in litigation challenging Alabama’s Photo ID voter law under the Voting Rights Act. Greater Birmingham Ministries et al. v. State of Alabama, et al. (N.D. Ala.). 
  • Representation of an individual in post-conviction proceedings in Alabama.

Previous Experience

  • Assistant United States Attorney, Central District of California (2012-2015)
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia (2011-2012)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Counsel to the Attorney General (2009-2011)