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I am currently working on a 1983 lawsuit against a city for unconstitutional prosecutorial practices in the 80s and 90s. It takes up about half of my time and no one minds.” Diversity Efforts • “The firm is very committed to diversity and has invested resources in recent years to show it. For example, we invite summer-associate offerees from diverse backgrounds back to the firm before they accept their offers to encourage them to do so. We’ve succeeded in attracting a very diverse pool of summer associates and young associates.” • “I can only really comment on LGBT diversity, as it is the only category that applies to me. There are a number of programs in place to make LGBT individuals welcome and to provide a support structure, including a diversity committee. The firm has also stood up for LGBT rights in a number of cases, which makes me feel further welcomed.” • “I think we’re definitely quite diverse (especially in San Francisco) in the associate ranks. We have a ways to go in
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Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition COVINGTON & BURLING LLP © 2017 Vault.com Inc. 198 FUN FACTS “Covington is frequently at the forefront of civil rights litigation. In fact, Covington lawyers represented Fred Korematsu before the U.S. Supreme Court in Korematsu v. United States , the landmark challenge to Japanese internment during World War II. More recently, Covington went to trial against Arizona’s infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio, securing a jury verdict that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office was unlawfully racially profiling Latinos.” n n n “The office is amazing. When I interviewed, I was blown away that every office is fitted with adjustable standing desks. My office is also very sleek and well lit. It’s an enjoyable place to spend many hours of working.” COVINGTON & BURLING LLP the partnership ranks, however. That seems to be an industry wide problem. We’re making progress, and the firm has prioritized diversity as a key initiative.” • “There are a lot of women and minority associates. Not that many in the partnership, but that just may be a result of earlier times. Recent partner classes have been very diverse.”
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PRESTIGE RANKING 199 DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON LLP 17 919 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022 (212) 909-6000 LOCATIONS New York, NY (HQ) • Washington, DC Frankfurt • Hong Kong • London • Moscow • Paris • Shanghai • Tokyo MAJOR DEPARTMENTS Corporate • Litigation • Tax THE STATS No. of attorneys: 613 No. of offices: 9 Presiding Partner: Michael W. Blair Hiring Partner: Nicole Levin Mesard UPPERS • “A strong culture of niceness and respect” • “Commitment to diversity” • “Training is great” DOWNERS • “Demanding workload” • “Opaque partnership decisions” • “Expectation of around-the-clock availability” NOTABLE PERKS • “The subsidized cafeteria is a great convenience and the food is varied and excellent.” “Free laptop every couple of years (with a budget capable of purchasing a top-of-the-line laptop). Allow firm phone to
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