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Elaine Stone was a partner in Covington’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice. Most recently, she played lead roles in independent investigations of sexual misconduct for the CBS Board of Directors, Choate Rosemary Hall, The Brearley School and other institutions. During her years of practice, she had lead roles in conducting numerous other sensitive and high-profile investigations, including for the Special Committees of Boards of HP and Adelphia Communications Corporation and for the World Bank’s Department of Institutional Integrity with respect to allegations of corruption in a major African aid program.

Ms. Stone served on the firm’s Management Committee. In addition, she served as the firm’s Managing Partner for Associate Life and Development, a role created for her when she completed her service on the Management Committee. In this and other associate-related management roles, Ms. Stone worked to develop and improve the firm’s training with respect to oral presentation and other skills and to implement changes to the evaluation of associates. For this work, she was shortlisted for the Chambers USA Women in Law Award for Mentoring Lawyer of the Year, an award honoring outstanding women lawyers who demonstrated commitment to furthering the advancement of women in the legal profession. Ms. Stone’s devotion to and development of the firm’s younger lawyers was among her most important achievements at the firm.

Ms. Stone joined Covington in 1999 and retired in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, she served as Counsel to the Impeachment Trial Committee of the United States Senate with respect to impeachment proceedings against a federal judge; as Associate Counsel to the AEI-Brookings Project on the Independent Counsel Project, headed by former Senate leaders George Mitchell and Bob Dole; and as an Assistant District Attorney in Nueces County, Texas.