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9 August 2017

UK: Latest developments on govt.’s efforts to improve transparency in supply chains & labour market

Author: Helena Milner-Smith & Hannah Edmonds, Covington & Burling LLP, on National Law Review (USA)

“UK Government takes further steps towards increased regulation of human rights for business”, 3 Aug 2017...

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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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9 January 2013

IPC Conflict Minerals Seminar Proceedings Now Available: Explains SEC Regulation and Provides Compliance Assistance

Author: IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries

To help industry professionals navigate conflict minerals compliance, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries is offering the proceedings from its fall seminars, featuring multimedia presentations about the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

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7 March 2012

Judge Dismisses Former Covington Staff Attorney's Discrimination Suit [USA]

Author: Zoe Tillman, BLT: The Blog of Legal Times [USA]

Covington & Burling won the dismissal...of a former staff attorney's discrimination lawsuit against the firm. Yolanda Young, who worked as a staff attorney…sued the firm…claiming she faced unlawful retaliation after she complained about what she...

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11 July 2011

[radio] Lawsuit alleges Chiquita responsible for the deaths of thousands of Colombian civilians - Part 2: The defense

Author: Worldview

Today, for our occasional Food Monday series, we’re exploring another chapter in the long and sordid story of the banana. Chiquita Brands International paid a criminal fine of $25 million to the U.S. Justice Department for paying the AUC, the right...

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29 May 2009

Judge Throws Out Discrimination Suit Against Covington & Burling [USA]

Author: Jordan Weissmann, Blog of Legal Times [USA]

The legal battle between Yolanda Young and her former law firm, Covington & Burling, came to an abrupt halt today, when a federal judge dismissed the case after Young and her lawyer failed to show up in court... In his official order this...

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19 November 2008

BASF refuses to disclose "expert opinion" [Western Sahara]

Author: Western Sahara Resource Watch

BASF, the German chemical company who imported Western Saharan phosphates early October, wrote that they "are fully confident that the operations of OCP at Boucraa and the purchase of the replacement delivery were consistent with international law"....

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18 March 2008

Ex-Staff Attorney Takes Aim at BigLaw Minority Hiring [USA]

Author: Dan Slater, Wall Street Journal

...[S]tatement from Covington...highlights:...

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17 March 2008

USA: Former Covington & Burling staff attorney accuses law firm of "segregation reminiscent of Jim Crow"

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17 March 2008

Law Firm Segregation Reminiscent of Jim Crow [USA]

Author: Yolanda Young, former staff attorney at Covington & Burling, in Huffington Post [USA]

...[A] staff attorney position at Covington & Burling...[was a] great opportunity...to experience the race/power dynamic firsthand... Staff attorneys are non-partner track lawyers who handle the menial legal tasks...that [partner-track] associates...

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