Covington & Burling

District of Columbia

One City Center
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
District of Columbia

Telephone:+1 202 662 6000

Covington & Burling LLP (Covington) is a pre-eminent international law firm with more than 1,400 attorneys and advisors and offices in Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Washington, Shanghai, and Seoul. We are known for the high quality of our work, in-depth knowledge of key industries, sophistication in complex corporate, regulatory, advisory, and contentious matters, deep loyalty to clients, and commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards.

Our distinctively collaborative culture allows us to be truly one team globally, drawing on the diverse experience of lawyers and advisors across the firm by seamlessly sharing insight and expertise. What sets us apart is our ability to combine the tremendous strength in our litigation, investigations, and corporate practices with deep knowledge of policy and policymakers, as well as one of the world’s leading regulatory practices. 

Litigation Practice:
Covington litigators have a well-deserved reputation for handling novel, complex, and high-stakes disputes. Our experience spans multiple disciplines and venues, and includes litigation against both private party litigants and government authorities in courts around the world. Clients choose Covington for their most challenging matters, knowing that the firm has a long track record of winning complex cases before judges and juries around the world 

Our clients turn to us for their toughest challenges. We handle bet-the-company antitrust, class action, commercial, insurance recovery, intellectual property, product liability, securities, and corporate governance litigation; defend against ever more aggressive enforcement actions by national and local government agencies; and tackle their most complicated international disputes. By developing case themes early, focusing our discovery efforts on the key issues, and demonstrating the ability and drive to take the case to trial, we put our clients in the best position to win—whether through a verdict, a dispositive motion, or a negotiated resolution.

Vast Trial Experience:
Our senior litigators, which include seven members of the American College of Trial Lawyers in the U.S., have successfully tried hundreds of jury and bench trials. We are adept at bringing a case from initial strategy through to trial, and obtaining successful outcomes for our clients. Our lead trial lawyers also are frequently called upon to take on cases for trial that have been handled by other firms in the earlier stages.

Regulatory and Industry Expertise:
Covington is well known for its regulatory expertise, giving our litigators a leg up on our competition because of our ability to staff litigation matters with multi-disciplinary teams that take advantage of these market-leading practices and our deep expertise in the special characteristics and challenges of highly-regulated industries.

Global Reach:
Our litigators appear before national and international courts in Europe, state and federal courts and enforcement agencies throughout the US, and arbitral tribunals throughout the world; we also counsel our clients in cross-border disputes involving Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas, utilizing a trusted team of foreign lawyers and our own expert team of former diplomats and advisers.

Savvy Case Management:
We work in close collaboration with our clients to manage litigation efficiently; reduce and make costs more predictable through alternative fee arrangements; and find creative ways to resolve cases early.

Broad Resources:
Our litigation teams are strengthened by our extensive e-discovery capabilities, our technological resources for managing information and preparing trial exhibits, and our ability to collaborate efficiently across firm offices.

Practices and Industries:

Corporate: Antitrust Transactions · Life Sciences Transactions · Capital Markets and Securities · Corporate Governance · Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation · Finance Integration and Legal Entity Structuring · Mergers and Acquisitions · Outsourcing · Private Equity · Private Funds · Project Development and Finance · Real Estate · Restructuring and Bankruptcy · Tax · Technology and IP Transactions · Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

Litigation and Investigations:
Anti-Corruption/FCPA · Appellate and Supreme Court · Class Actions · Commercial Litigation · Congressional Investigations · Copyright and Trademark Litigation · E-Discovery, AI, and Information Governance · ERISA and Employee Benefits Litigation · False Claims Act · Institutional Culture and Social Responsibility · Insurance Recovery · International Arbitration · ITC Section 337 · Patent Litigation · Patent Office (PTAB) Trials · Product Liability and Mass Torts · Product Safety, Investigations, and Recalls · Securities Litigation and Enforcement · State Attorneys General · Trade Secrets · UK Parliamentary and Public Inquiries · White Collar Defense and Investigations

Regulatory and Public Policy:
Advertising and Consumer Protection · Antitrust/Competition · Business and Human Rights · CFIUS · Copyright and Trademark Counseling and Prosecution · Data Privacy and Cybersecurity · Election and Political Law · Employment · Environmental · Food, Drug, and Device · Foreign Direct Investment Regulation · Futures and Derivatives - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) · Global Compliance · Government Contracts · Health Care · International Trade · Patent Counseling and Prosecution · Public Policy · Technology and Communications Regulation

Industries and Issues:
Aerospace, Defense, and National Security · Artificial Intelligence · Carbon Management and Climate Mitigation · Consumer Brands · Digital Health · Entertainment and Media · Energy · ESG: Environmental, Social, and Governance Practice · Financial Services · Gaming · Internet of Things · Life Sciences · Metaverse · Mining and Metals · Music · Sports · Technology · Transportation

Updated Sep 2023