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As the firm's Executive Director, John Waters heads the administrative operations for all offices and oversees the integration and strategy of the non-lawyer professionals. He began his career with Covington in 1997. Mr. Waters has worked for large law firms on the east and west coasts and has more than 15 years experience in law firm management. Prior to law firm management, he worked as a senior auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co. and as a Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer in the manufacturing industry. Mr. Waters is a Certified Public Accountant.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • CHOHS, Treasurer

Previous Experience

  • Chief Financial Officer at two large U.S. law firms (1992-1994; 1994-1997).
  • Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Metalcraft Technologies, Inc. (1989-1992)
  • Arthur Andersen & Co., Senior Auditor (1987-1989)
  • FastCase 50 2012 Award Recipient - honoring the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.