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Leading National Security Lawyer Rejoins Covington

September 4, 2018

WASHINGTONTrisha B. Anderson, an experienced national security and cybersecurity lawyer who has held senior positions at multiple federal agencies, has rejoined Covington as a partner in Washington. Ms. Anderson most recently served as Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where she handled complex national security and cyber legal issues.

Ms. Anderson’s practice will focus on a range of national security and government enforcement matters, including surveillance and law enforcement compliance and litigation, cybersecurity and data privacy, economic sanctions, and CFIUS, with a particular emphasis on clients in the information technology, communications, and financial services industries. 

Ms. Anderson brings more than a decade of high-level government experience. From 2007 to 2014, she held a number of senior positions at the Department of Justice, including Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel and Associate Deputy Attorney General. In 2014, Ms. Anderson moved to the Treasury Department where she served as Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement & Intelligence, overseeing the legal support to the agency’s national security functions. She joined the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel in 2015. Prior to her time in government, Ms. Anderson was an associate at Covington.

“Trisha is a leading light in the complex and multi-dimensional field of national security law, an area that is increasingly important for the private sector, both in the U.S. and abroad,” said Jim Garland, a member of Covington’s Management Committee and a leader of the firm’s national security practice. “Trisha’s expertise, judgment, and experience in government over the past decade will be a tremendous asset to the firm and our clients. We are thrilled that she has returned home to Covington.”

“I am very excited to rejoin my former colleagues at Covington,” said Ms. Anderson. “The firm’s collaborative approach will allow me to work closely with lawyers across Covington’s various practice areas, and I look forward to helping enhance the firm’s national security offerings.”

Ms. Anderson graduated from Harvard Law School in 2003 and received her undergraduate degree from Yale College in 1998. She clerked for Judge Jeffrey Sutton on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for Justice Elena Kagan of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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