Areas of Practice
Firm Management Positions
Associates Committee, Vice Chair
Memberships and Affiliations
New York State Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Georgetown Law Recent Alumni Advisory Council
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2009
- Executive Editor, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal
- Global Teaching Fellow
B.A., Wake Forest University, 2006
- Richter Scholarship for International Study (internship at NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels, Belgium)
- New York
- District of Columbia
- Hon. Thomas W. Phillips, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
Brett S. Covington
Brett Covington is an associate in the Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Practice. His practice consists of a broad range of employment and commercial litigation, as well as government enforcement and investigation. A large portion of Brett’s practice focuses on employment discrimination lawsuits, including actions under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and various state and municipal laws. Brett has significant experience in responding to EEOC Charges of Discrimination, as well as litigating employment discrimination lawsuits in both federal and state court. He is also involved in drafting settlement agreements to resolve employment disputes, as well as drafting employment agreements to prevent future litigation.
In addition to litigating employment matters in both federal and state court, Brett has significant experience in handling arbitration matters. Brett has been responsible for handling arbitration disputes before the American Arbitration Association, as well as drafting enforceable arbitration agreements and advising clients on the benefits of arbitration.
Prior to joining Saul Ewing, Brett clerked for the Honorable Thomas W. Phillips of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee in Knoxville. During his two-year clerkship, Brett helped prepare the judge for hearings and drafted opinions on a wide range of civil and criminal matters. He also helped prepare the judge for six criminal trials, including a high-profile case that involved charges of identity theft and wire fraud.
Brett spent more than 13 years living in Casteau, Belgium, at NATO Military Headquarters. He is proficient in French and focused much of his studies on international relations and constitutional law. In law school, Brett was the Executive Editor of The Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. Brett published an article in the Winter 2009 issue of the journal, titled “Is Postsecondary Access for Undocumented Immigrants an Important Right? How the United States and Europe Differ.” He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston.
In addition to his state bar admissions, Brett is admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Maryland. He also is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Articles, Alerts & Newsletters
- July 2013
- The D.C. Circuit Expands the Scope of Honest-Services Fraud and Illegal-Gratuities Prosecutions in Ring v. United StatesMarch 2013
- November 2012
- November 2012
- March 2012
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issues a proposed rule to increase federal supervision over debt collectors and consumer reporting agenciesFebruary 2012