Covington & Burling LLP - Law School Graduates

The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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Location (s):

  • United States of America
Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Washington D.C.


Covington & Burling LLP has an industry-leading data privacy and cybersecurity practice. We specialize in helping clients address complex, cutting-edge challenges to managing data privacy and cybersecurity risk. Our practice provides exceptional coverage of all of the substantive areas of privacy and data security, including IT/technology, data security, financial privacy, health privacy, employment privacy, litigation and transactions.


We seek outstanding candidates from all parts of the country as associates.  In addition to interviewing graduating students at law schools throughout the United States for associate positions, the firm also considers applications from third-year students and graduates of other law schools.


There is flexibility in the way that associates take on assignments. We honor new associates' practice preferences to the maximum extent possible. Over time, the associate is given both formal and informal opportunities to change assignments or to take on new matters. Associates ordinarily work with numerous partners on a variety of assignments in a number of practice areas. Partners oversee associate work assignments and are available to assist an associate in finding assignments and to consult more generally on the associate's career development.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Current law students and recent graduates.


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

The current starting salary for first-year associates is $190,000 in the United States.

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