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- Designation: Washington
- Head Count: 760
- Gross Revenues: $657,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $865,000
- Profits Per Partner: $1,155,000
- Year Over Year Change: -1
Covington & Burling is a Washington-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Covington & Burling has 760 attorneys and is the 49th largest firm in the United States. With $657,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 46th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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, London and NY.
In the News
Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : October 23, 2014
Eli Lilly & Co. told an international trade body that Canada violated international law when it invalidated two of its key patents.
Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : October 22, 2014
In a big win for Actavis plc, the Federal Circuit on Wednesday reaffirmed a lower court decision that Actavis' patent for the popular low-estrogen birth control pill Lo Loestrin is valid and enforceable.
: The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014
Documents released by the Clinton Presidential Library led to a startling revelation: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., then in private practice, actually considered representing President Bill Clinton before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1997 in the legal battle over Paula Jones' allegations of sexual harassment. Plus more in this week's column.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 20, 2014
Washington's ocean of law firm square footage has decreased in size in recent years, but the city has one of the tightest office building markets in the country, according to a new study to be published Tuesday.
Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014
For lawyers defending companies under scrutiny by federal agencies, the real question is whether to self-report wrongdoing.
Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : October 19, 2014
Amid claims that its client was unfairly bullied by protectionist Chinese courts, team from Covington won a key victory at the U.S. International Trade Commission in an intercontinental patent feud involving mobile device technology.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014
Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : October 17, 2014
Chip-and-PIN card legislation had died in state Legislature.
Nate Beck : Legal Times : October 16, 2014
Two Covington lawyers who have long defended energy companies and drugmakers have left the Washington firm for Kirkland.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 16, 2014
Targa Resources Corp. and Targa Resources Partners to acquire Atlas Energy and Atlas Pipeline Partners.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 16, 2014
Wireless technology company Qualcomm tapped Covington & Burling to advise on its proposed $2.5 billion acquisition of CSR, a British chipmaker known for its Bluetooth technology. At the same time, the firm saw two top litigators handling Deepwater Horizon-related oil spill work for BP depart its Beltway base for Kirkland & Ellis.
Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 16, 2014
A Boston federal judge has ruled that GlaxoSmithKline PLC's $3 billion settlement of misbranding charges involving its diabetes drug Avandia and other pharmaceuticals did not resolve claims the Cherokee Nation filed in its Oklahoma tribal court.
Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 15, 2014
Over the objection of plaintiffs' lawyers in New York City's stop-and-frisk litigation, circuit judges Jose Cabranes, Barrington Parker and John Walker—the panel who had blocked Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin's liability and remedial rulings last year—will hear arguments on Wednesday.
Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : October 14, 2014
Music companies are demanding royalties for car entertainment systems that allow drivers to store their recordings.
Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : October 13, 2014
Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and two electronics companies are refuting claims that they owe recording artists and record labels royalties, arguing in federal court that certain audio devices in vehicles don't violate U.S. copyright law.
: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014
Lawyers are lining up to fight subpoenas requiring them to testify remotely via video in a Boston antitrust trial, but the battle is over for Covington & Burling chairman Timothy Hester. Plus more in this week's column.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 11, 2014
A hat trick of firms—Blank Rome, Oslers and Shearman & Sterling—are advising on the $155 million sale of a 51 percent stake in the National Hockey League's Phoenix Coyotes to Andrew Barroway, a high-flying plaintiffs lawyer-turned-hedge fund executive.
: The Recorder : October 10, 2014
Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : October 10, 2014
Although an international arbitration panel ordered Venezuela to pay more than $2 billion to subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil Corp., Venezuela's lead lawyer at Curtis is crowing about the victory.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014
One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 09, 2014
A federal judge in Boston on Thursday agreed to block a subpoena that would have forced Covington & Burling chairman Timothy Hester to be on call for an unspecified number of days to testify via video in an antitrust trial.
Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 08, 2014
It was a repeat performance for lawyers at Covington and Lieff Cabraser in a case challenging Wells Fargo's handling of overdraft charges.
Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 08, 2014
Two weeks after Covington & Burling chairman Timothy Hester filed court papers opposing a subpoena for live video testimony in an antitrust trial, two more lawyers in Washington have joined the fight.
: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014
Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 06, 2014
Only days after helping the National Football League negotiate an eight-year, $12 billion contract extension with DirecTV, Covington & Burling assisted the National Basketball Association on its nine-year, $24 billion broadcast rights agreement with ESPN and Turner Broadcasting System.
Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 03, 2014
Marking the 50th anniversary of Washington's Neighborhood Legal Services Program, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. on Thursday reaffirmed the U.S. Department of Justice's push to expand legal representation for low-income individuals.
: New Jersey Law Journal : October 03, 2014
Notice to the bar.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 02, 2014
Covington & Burling is counseling the National Football League on an eight-year, $12 billion extension of its Sunday Ticket television deal with DirecTV, a key component of the satellite broadcaster's pending $48.5 billion sale to AT&T.
Katelyn Polantz and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014
When Eric Holder Jr., the country's first black attorney general, said he would resign after nearly six years at the Justice Department, the announcement revved up the next question: Would the former litigator turned controversial political figure return to Big Law?
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014
When you run Washington's largest law firm, being stuck in a courtroom for days waiting to testify via video in a trial in Boston is an unpleasant proposition. That's the situation facing Covington & Burling chairman Timothy Hester.