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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 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
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 05, 2015
The Los Angeles-based firm has recruited former Goldman Sachs executive director and senior in-house counsel Yilong Du.
: The Recorder : October 05, 2015
New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : October 01, 2015
When a small oil exploration company came under investigation for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, it could have been the end. Instead, a team from Covington & Burling saved the day.
Melissa Hoffmann : New York Law Journal : September 30, 2015
The Office of the Appellate Defender will host the 22nd annual First Monday in October fundraising event on Oct. 5 at the NYU School of Law. Caitlin Halligan of Gibson Dunn and Gary Naftalis of Kramer Levin will present arguments based on 'Evenwel v. Abbott', a voting rights case pending in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015
Amarin Pharma v. U.S. Food & Drug Administration; Hexum v. Eli Lilly; ZeniMax Media v. Oculus VR; Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell Technology Group
Patience Haggin, Jennifer Henderson and David Ruiz : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015
Google Reorganization; Berkshire Hathaway / Precision Castparts Fidelity National / SunGard General Electric Asset Sale Symantec Asset Sale Sumitomo Life / Symetra Financial Terex / Konecranes CF Industries / OCI NV Nokia Asset Sale Allergan Asset Sale Solvay / Cytec Industries Honeywell /Melrose Industries/ Elster Group Industrial Income Trust Asset Sale Anthem / Cigna Nikkei / FT Group Sikorsky Aircraft Asset Sale Pinnacle Entertainment Asset Sale Blackstone / Corsair / First Eagle St. Jude Medical / Thoratec
Ross Todd : The Recorder : September 28, 2015
Handling three trials in his first eight months on Northern California's federal court has been a test of "efficiency and diligence," says the former Big Law partner.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 27, 2015
The co-head of a Los Angeles-based litigation boutique decamped for Covington & Burling, which opened in the city earlier this year; comings-and-goings at Ballard Spahr and White & Case; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
: The American Lawyer : September 25, 2015
The American Lawyer Global Citizenship Awards honor global matters dedicated to the spirit of pro bono and social responsibility.
: New York Law Journal : September 24, 2015
European telecommunications and cable company Altice has agreed to buy New York cable operator Cablevision for $17.7 billion, including debt, as it pursues its aggressive expansion in the U.S.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : September 23, 2015
Three decades after Latham & Watkins helped bring the Summer Olympics to Los Angeles, the city's organizing committee for 2024 has turned to Proskauer Rose.
Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : September 22, 2015
Citing excessive hourly charges and imprecise descriptions of the services rendered, a judge has slashed the fees requested by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for its successful work on a minority voting rights case in Albany County to just under $1.2 million from the $6.3 million the firm requested.
: The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015
While GOP presidential hopefuls invoked the legacy of Ronald Reagan on a California debate stage on Sept. 16, a group of high-powered lawyers and judges met in New York to honor another storied American: Thurgood Marshall. Plus more in this week's column.
Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015
On at least one measure of influence, veteran U.S. Supreme Court advocates and their firms appear to have the advantage over newcomers to the court: the language in their briefs appears more often in high court opinions.
Katherine Jo : The Asian Lawyer : September 21, 2015
On Sept. 17, nearly 200 leading legal professionals attended the 9th annual China Law & Practice Awards at the JW Marriott Hotel in Beijing—our first awards since joining the ALM Media network in August.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2015
David Hardison, co-head of Fried Frank's professional services defense and counseling practice, decamps in Washington, D.C.; Boies Schiller brings back a former partner and adds an employee benefits head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2015
At least two London-based legal giants and one leading Am Law 100 firm have taken the lead for Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller as they prepare to toast a potential combination.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 16, 2015
After losing a motion to dismiss, the company tapped John Keker and Robert Van Nest to join its team.
Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : September 16, 2015
Katelyn Polantz : : September 16, 2015
Covington & Burling's offices at CityCenterDC are in the middle of two spats over payment between a general contractor and subcontracting construction firms—and not all finishing touches in the new building are done.
Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : September 16, 2015
New evidence of the clout of veteran U.S. Supreme Court advocates and their law firms is revealed in a study showing that the language in their briefs appears in court opinions more often than that of newcomers to the court.
: The National Law Journal : September 14, 2015
Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : September 11, 2015
Partner Howard Berman, a former congressman, registered to help the company with its legislative agenda.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 10, 2015
Former DLA Piper Asia Pacific employment head Pattie Walsh joins the firm in Hong Kong while Singapore partner Sheena Jacob leaves for local firm.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2015
The demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf bankrupted Geoffrey Coll, but the securities litigator has found a new home at Baker & Hostetler; Greenberg Traurig brings on Ted Kennedy's widow; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : September 09, 2015
United Continental Holdings Inc. CEO Jeffery Smisek walked away with nearly $5 million in cash, millions more in stock options and rewards, plus lifetime perks, as he and two other executives left the company Tuesday amid a federal corruption investigation.
Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 09, 2015
The National Football League is playing defense against several class actions alleging antitrust violations over its Sunday Ticket package, which allows fans to watch games broadcast outside their local television market.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 08, 2015
Jeffery Smisek, a former Vinson & Elkins partner serving as CEO of United Continental Holdings, stepped down as head of United Airlines' parent company in connection with an investigation that involves high-powered New Jersey lawyer David Samson.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2015
Amid a slow week for billion-dollar transactional announcements, one big-money deal remains on the table, likely keeping more than a few Am Law 100 lawyers busy before the holiday weekend.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : September 02, 2015
Covington & Burling lawyers won their third trial in four weeks on behalf of Eli Lilly and Co. for allegedly failing to warn about the risks of withdrawing from the antidepressant Cymbalta.