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- Designation: Washington
- Head Count: 774
- Gross Revenues: $709,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $915,000
- Profits Per Partner: $1,335,000
- Year Over Year Change: 3
Covington & Burling is a Washington-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Covington & Burling has 774 attorneys and is the 44th largest firm in the United States. With $709,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 43rd on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking. On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Covington & Burling ranked as the 54th highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm has offices in CA, DC and NY.
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David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 18, 2015
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Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 18, 2015
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Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 03, 2015
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