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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 and NY.
In the News
Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 19, 2014
With four new judges confirmed in 2014, litigators are scrambling for intel.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 18, 2014
News on tension at court houses across the country, and the legal industry's reaction to U.S.-Cuban relations: This is a daily round-up from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit law.com.
Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 17, 2014
Haywood Gilliam Jr., confirmed by a voice vote Tuesday evening, will fill the seat vacated by Chief Judge Claudia Wilken.
Andrew Ramonas and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 17, 2014
The U.S. business community is largely divided on the benefits of rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, with industries including cigar retailers hesitant to embrace President Barack Obama's diplomatic opening.
: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014
The downsizing to a new office building follows a number of Washington firms that have reduced their footprints in recent years. Plus more in this week's column.
Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014
In a case that tests confidentiality provisions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Chiquita Brands International Inc. last week squared off against the agency in a potentially ground-breaking Freedom of Information Act suit before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014
Lawyers love their lists, and more than a few with Am Law 200 ties appear on annual compilations of dealmakers and powerbrokers by entertainment industry trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SportsBusiness Journal.
Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : December 10, 2014
David Samson, the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is asking a federal judge to block an investigation by the New Jersey State Ethics Commission into allegations that he used his position to benefit clients of his law firm, Wolff & Samson.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 10, 2014
In yet another high-profile lateral hire, Kirkland & Ellis has lured away trial lawyer James Hurst from Winston & Strawn, his professional home for 25 years.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's downsizing to a new office building Monday follows a number of Washington firms that have reduced their footprints in recent years. The new D.C. building feels so small, you can stand near its main reception area to see views out of all four exterior walls.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014
After two years of construction and many more of planning, the 515 Washington lawyers at Covington & Burling are moving to a glassy new building heralded as a transformative block in downtown D.C., CityCenter.
Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 05, 2014
In three cases, attorneys tried to get themselves—and their clients—off the hook after gaffes.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014
A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 04, 2014
The Fenwick & West team has counseled Uber through previous venture funding rounds. The latest values the ride-share company at $40 billion.
David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 04, 2014
Wick twice persuaded the Seventh Circuit to throw out $3.5 billion in price-fixing claims against Asia-based LCD panel manufacturers, winning a decision last week with important implications for other foreign and U.S. companies.
Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014
Eli Lilly says the country's patent ruling violates NAFTA.
Jenna Greene : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014
It's still unclear how much leniency a new agency is offering violators that self-report wrongdoing.
: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014
U.S. ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Industries; Mobil v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Facebook v. DLA Piper; Masimo v. Philips Electronics
Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014
Automakers argue that the audio recording devices in their cars don't violate copyright laws.
: Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014
Nate Beck : The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014
More than a thousand lawyers at advocacy groups and in private and government service are participating in a first-of-its kind program to secure mass commutations for federal prisoners.
: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014
ZF Friedrichshafen/TRW Automotive; Becton Dickinson/CareFusion; SAP / Concur Technologies; Targa/Atlas Pipeline; Siemens / Dresser-Rand; Silicon Valley Corporate Splits
Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : November 26, 2014
During a wide-ranging conversation at the Corporate Counsel offices, Microsoft Corp. general counsel Brad Smith said the government should have a "broader conversation about the evolution of the law" with tech companies.
Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : November 21, 2014
In a year that has seen a record number of judicial vacancies in Delaware, two members of the commission charged with filling those positions have resigned to pursue judicial vacancies.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014
Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2014
Since free trade agreements opened the country's legal market to foreign firms in 2012, some 20 U.S. and U.K. firms have planted flags in Seoul, putting pressure on legal fees and ramping up competition between foreign and local firms.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 17, 2014
Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman will move into new office buildings Dec. 8, shifting two large chunks of the Washington legal community into different neighborhoods in one weekend.
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014
Loretta Lynch isn't a Washington insider. But her track record as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York shows she's largely been in sync with the Justice Department's priorities under Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr.
Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014
The impending rise of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee, may bring new momentum to the long-running campaign to broadcast U.S. Supreme Court proceedings.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2014
Edwards Wildman Palmer and Bingham McCutchen lawyers head for the exits; Kirkland & Ellis hires again from Covington & Burling; a quick turnaround for two Quinn Emanuel litigators; government roles beckon some big firm partners and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.