Covington & Burling, LLP
Drawing on her extensive experience in government service, she provides valuable advice to clients on a diverse range of public policy issues, government regulatory enforcement trends, election and political law matters, congressional investigations, and civil and criminal white-collar and investigations matters. Her expertise spans various industries, including technology, financial services, FinTech, energy, and consumer goods.
She joined Covington after serving as Assistant to the President and White House Counsel for President Biden. In this role, she led the administration’s efforts to confirm Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first African-American woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. She also provided counsel on a wide array of matters and policy initiatives, such as the administration’s covid strategy, voting rights, high-profile congressional investigations (including the January 6th Committee), and immigration reform.
Before her role as White House Counsel, she led the legal team for the Biden-Harris campaign as General Counsel. During the Obama administration, she served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel for ethics. Following the administration, she held key legal positions as General Counsel of the Obama Foundation and General Counsel of the personal office of President and Mrs. Obama.
Prior to her government service, she was a Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, specializing in legal and judicial ethics and the regulation of the legal profession. She also taught at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and served as an inaugural faculty member at the Drexel University College of Law.