Eric Holder advises clients on complex investigations and litigation matters, including international scopes, signiﬁcant regulatory enforcement issues and substantial reputational concerns. A Partner at Covington from 2001 to 2009, Holder rejoined the ﬁrm after serving for six years as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States.
Holder led Covington’s representation of a major multinational agricultural company in related civil, criminal, and investigative matters; acted as counsel to a special investigative committee of the board of directors of a Fortune 50 technology company; successfully tried a complex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a leading ﬁnancial services company; and represented several life sciences companies in litigation and investigations.
As the third longest-serving Attorney General (February 2009 to April 2015) in U.S. history and the ﬁrst African American to hold that oﬃce, Holder is an internationally recognized leader across a broad range of regulatory enforcement, criminal justice, and national security issues. In 2014, Time magazine named Holder to its list of 100 Most Inﬂuential People.
Holder has served in government for more than 30 years, having been appointed to various positions requiring U.S. Senate conﬁrmation by Presidents Obama, Clinton, and Reagan.