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- Designation: Washington
- Head Count: 793
- Gross Revenues: $742,500,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $935,000
- Profits Per Partner: $1,275,000
- Year Over Year Change: -1
Covington & Burling is a Washington, D.C.-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 2014 Global 100 survey, Covington & Burling ranked as the 51st highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm has offices in CA, DC and NY.
In the News
Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 29, 2016
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said Friday "I am not ashamed" to have returned to private practice after resigning last year, asserting he will continue to advance the justice reform issues he espoused in office as a private attorney. "You can be a public interest lawyer wherever you are," Holder told students at Georgetown University Law Center at a public discussion with National Public Radio's Michel Martin. "I hope you will be a public interest lawyer wherever you are."
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016
Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.
: New York Law Journal : April 25, 2016
Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith, Los Angeles attorney and "Hot Bench" television show judge Tanya Acker, and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a partner at Covington & Burling, attended the Vera Institute of Justice's 10th annual gala Thursday.
Mary Ellen Egan : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016
Female trial lawyers are still a minority in the nation's courtrooms. What will it take to change that disparity?
Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : April 25, 2016
A first-of-its-kind report released April 25 offers a road map for creating high-quality compliance programs, no matter the company's size.
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016
In a rare public speech since his nomination to the U.S. Supreme was announced, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit delivered remarks at the court's annual pro bono recognition breakfast. He urged lawyers to do more to close the access-to-justice gap.
Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2016
The Legal Services Corp. is expected to announce a $1 million gift from the technology giant at the White House on Tuesday. The group will also name a new leadership council whose members range from Eric Holder to University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 18, 2016
Jenner & Block waved goodbye to the bulk of its government-contracts and procurement practice this week, when eight partners in Washington and Northern Virginia announced they would join Morrison & Foerster.
: The National Law Journal : April 18, 2016
A federal appeals panel in Washington last week appeared ready to disrupt the organizational structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which vests power in the hands of a single director. Plus more in this week's column.
Carla Vianna : Daily Business Review : April 13, 2016
In the fight against money laundering, the federal government favors geographic targeting orders. Panelists at an anti-money laundering conference explain why.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 12, 2016
Covington & Burling's fellowship program allows the firm to dip a toe into the corporate investments in Africa that international law firms like Dentons, Hogan Lovells and DLA Piper have pursued for legal work. Many firms already have their own offices in South Africa or partnerships with firms in Africa. Now, Covington houses an African lawyer for three months, building connections through him or her to firms and lawyers in Africa and gaining another strategic counseling voice to present to clients.
: New Jersey Law Journal : April 12, 2016
Jersey Central Power & Light has been hit with a suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey claiming its employee drug test program violates federal laws concerning persons with "shy bladder."
Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 08, 2016
Putting trade secrets on the same playing field as patents, trademarks and copyrights makes sense to Valley lawyers like James Pooley. But some say seizure provisions set the stage for "trade secrets trolls."
Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 06, 2016
At the same time, fraud section chief Andrew Weissman announced plans to hire 10 new prosecutors and more FBI agents to focus on corruption cases.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016
A pair of PE partners leave Weil; a rare hire by Wachtell; big firms raid Cadwalader and Reed Smith; Jenner & Block, Jones Day and Schiff Hardin rotate practice leaders; Goodwin Procter goes to Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 05, 2016
Law firm mergers have continued at a high pace in 2016, but the legal consultancy Altman Weil says it's getting harder for large firms to find a good boutique to bolt on.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 05, 2016
Demand for litigators seems to be lagging behind corporate, regulatory and transactional specialists--consistent with predictions by some consultants earlier this year. So what do recent lateral moves tell us about the market for litigators?
June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : April 04, 2016
Darcy Manning was hired in 2006 as DHC USA's first in-house attorney, and she remains its sole legal counsel.
Vanessa Blum : The Recorder : March 30, 2016
A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that plaintiffs lawyers in an antitrust class action haven't shown that Pixar's alleged 'no-poach' pacts would trigger the crime-fraud exception.
Mike Sacks : Legal Times : March 29, 2016
More Senate Republicans are open to meeting with—if not actually voting on—Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, NBC News reports. The Justice Department drops its request for an order forcing Apple to break into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. And Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make a cameo appearance in "Merchant of Venice." This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.
Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016
The sports league paid a total of more than $20 million to three Am Law 100 firms last year, tax filings show.
Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : March 28, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court Style Manual, viewed by the justices as an internal document for helping law clerks and justices draft opinions in proper form, is going public for the first time, without the court's approval.
Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016
The pair obtained CFIUS approval without congressional objection for Global Foundries' acquisition of IBM's semiconductor business.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016
Bill Gates turned to the firm that bears his father's name to buy a multimillion-dollar property in a Florida equestrian's paradise.
Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016
A judge finds that the firm has a conflict, but refuses to disqualify it from opposing 3M.
Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016
The American Lawyer recognizes the best-of-the-best transactional lawyers during a record year.
: The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016
It was a cherry of a year for corporate transactions. Meet the lawyers behind the best work.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 24, 2016
A federal judge has ordered the company to turn over privileged communications involving Lois Scali for in-camera review.
Chris Johnson, Julie Triedman and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 22, 2016
Brussels, the seat of the European Union and a hub for U.S. and international firms, was in lockdown Tuesday after a series of explosions rocked the city's airport and a central subway station. At least 34 have been killed in the terrorist attacks.
: The National Law Journal : March 14, 2016
More than 350 legal scholars last week called on the Senate to fulfill its constitutional obligation to consider President Barack Obama's upcoming U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Plus more in this week's column.