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May 03, 2015 5:09 PM ET

Professional Services

Company Overview of Covington & Burling LLP

Company Overview

Covington & Burling LLP provides legal advisory services for communications, media, energy, technology and software, international trade, life sciences, energy, finance, and transportation sectors. The firm focuses on areas such as industry and regulatory expertise, taxation, creditor rights, bankruptcy, corporate governance, insurance coverage, intellectual property, and securities law compliance. Additionally, it provides business litigation, representation, consulting, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation, and dispute resolution services. Covington & Burling LLP was founded in 1919 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia with additional offices in New York, New York; Sa...

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue

North West

Washington, DC 20004-2401

United States

Founded in 1919





Key Executives for Covington & Burling LLP

Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Covington & Burling LLP Key Developments

Grace Chen Joins Covington's International Employment Practice in its Beijing Office

Covington announced that Grace Chen has joined the firm's international employment practice in its Beijing office. Ms. Chen has more than 15 years of experience working at international law firms in China, advising multinational companies on a range of projects including matters relating to employment law and employee benefits. Ms. Chen also has extensive experience representing technology companies in the media, IT, life sciences and clean-technology sectors doing business in China. Prior to joining Covington, Grace was a partner at an international law firm in Beijing.

Covington & Burling Appoints Alex Leitch as Alex Leitch to Boost its European Capabilities

Covington & Burling has appointed King & Wood Mallesons litigation head Alex Leitch to boost its European capabilities.

Covington Opens Los Angeles Office; Announces Executive Appointments

Covington will open a new office in Los Angeles on March 9, 2015. The office will be staffed by current firm lawyers and three new senior lawyers and will focus initially on insurance coverage, media and content distribution, patent litigation, public policy/government affairs and white collar defense. Located in Century City, the new office will start out with a dozen firm lawyers, including partners Robyn Polashuk, Alan Blankenheimer and former California Congressman Howard Berman. The office will also include two new partners and one new special counsel: René Sieme will lead the firm's LA coverage practice. He is expected to join by March 16. Dan Shallman will lead the firm's white collar defense practice in LA and further strengthen one of the leading investigations practices around the globe. He previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California. Aaron Lewis returns to Covington after six years of service in the Department of Justice, where he was a Counsel to the Attorney General and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California. Ms. Polashuk will lead the firm's media and communications practice on the West Coast. Her practice focuses on the licensing and distribution of video content across a variety of platforms and business modelsâ ”from cable, satellite and IPTV to broadband and mobile applications, video-on-demand and electronic sell-through. Congressman Berman, currently based in the firm's Washington office, will now have a presence in both LA and Washington and will continue to focus on U.S. and international regulatory, public policy and government affairs matters. The patent litigation group in LA will be led by Mr. Blankenheimer, who has substantial experience litigating patent cases, other intellectual property matters and antitrust disputes for the semiconductor, computer hardware and software industries. The practice is part of a nationally recognized patent litigation practice that focuses on electronics and information technology, software and financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

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