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U.S. News-Best Lawyers Again Ranks Covington Among Nation's Top Law Firms


WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2012 — Covington & Burling received 97 first-tier practice rankings in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” survey by U.S. News-Best Lawyers, placing Covington among the top 10 firms nationwide.

Covington was also named “Law Firm of the Year” in both FDA Law and Corporate Compliance Law. The honor is presented to one law firm in each of the nationally-ranked legal practice areas.

The rankings, presented in a national tier and in metropolitan area and state level regional tiers, were based on a survey of clients, including Fortune 100 companies and lawyers at major firms. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in the November 20, 2012 print issue of U.S. News & World Report.

Covington’s practices receiving first-tier rankings include:

Administrative / Regulatory Law: DC

Antitrust Law: National and DC

Appellate Practice: National and DC

Arbitration: DC

Banking and Finance Law: National and DC

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law: National, DC and NY

Biotechnology Law: National and SF

Commercial Litigation: National, DC, NY and SF

Communications Law: National and DC

Copyright Law: National and DC

Corporate Law: National, DC and NY

Corporate Compliance Law: DC, NY and SF

Corporate Governance Law: DC and NY

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations: DC and NY

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation: DC and NY

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law: National and DC

Energy Law: National and DC

Environmental Law: National and DC

FDA Law: National and DC

Financial Services Regulation Law: National and DC

Government Relations Practice: DC

Health Care Law: National and DC

Information Technology Law: National and NY

Insurance Law: National, DC and SF

International Arbitration - Commercial: National and DC

International Arbitration - Governmental: National and DC

International Trade and Finance Law: National and DC

Litigation - Antitrust: DC and SF

Litigation - Banking & Finance: National and DC

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation: DC, NY and SF

Litigation - Environmental: National and DC

Litigation - ERISA: National and DC

Litigation - Intellectual Property: National, DC and SF

Litigation - Labor & Employment: National and DC

Litigation - Patent: National, DC and SF

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy): National and DC

Litigation - Tax: DC

Mediation: DC

Mergers & Acquisitions Law: DC

Patent Law: National and DC

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants: National and DC

Securities / Capital Markets Law: DC

Securities Regulation: National and DC

Sports Law: National and DC

Tax Law: DC

Technology Law: National and DC

Trademark Law: National and DC

Transportation Law: DC

Trusts & Estates Law: DC

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