Covington & Burling

Law360, New York (January 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Attorneys at Covington and Burling are encouraged to flex their muscles across multiple practice areas. It’s what sets the firm apart, partner Tom Williamson explains.

Remembering what it was like to graduate from law school uncertain of his next move, Williamson said the firm’s flexibility attracted the best and the brightest who didn’t want to be pigeon-holed.

Williamson, who heads Covington’s employment group, says the firm has no rigid, formal departments, preferring to offer associates broad experience before nominating a specialization.

It distinguishes the 600-strong firm...
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