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Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
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Company - Private
Legal
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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It's no surprise that Washington, DC, law firm Covington & Burling, sandwiched on Pennsylvania Avenue between Capitol Hill and the White House, specializes in government regulation. With more than 700 lawyers, the firm also has strong antitrust ... Read more

Covington & Burling Reviews

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Covington & Burling full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many excellent partners who care about teaching and mentoring associates. Good partners far outweigh the ones to avoid. High quality of work in many practice groups. Generally there is respect for personal lives. Highly respected firm in DC.

    Cons

    The pace of the work can be unrelenting and the hours long. Firm has become extremely large and impersonal. Has a culturally uptight and old fashioned reputation, which is largely true. Some practice groups offer far greater professional growth opportunities than others.

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Covington & Burling Interviews

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    It was one quick interview, and then I received the job. I was supposed to have about 3 interviews but it was cut short by internal strife. Eventually the correct management decided I was the right fit.

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Covington & Burling Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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