Covington & Burling Smacked With Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (February 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A black former staff attorney who wrote a controversial column about discrimination at Covington & Burling LLP has filed a suit against her one-time employer, alleging that she endured racial taunts and retaliation at the hands of white staff attorneys there.

On Tuesday, Yolanda Young filed suit in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia, taking aim at the firm, Covington litigation partners Patrick Davies and Stephen Anthony, former associate Caroline Reynolds and former staff attorneys Sarah Wittig and Vanessa Natale in the 100-page suit....
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