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Covington’s new partners for 2019. (Courtesy photo)

Achieving consistently diverse partner classes that reflect the actual makeup of law school graduating classes has long been a point of frustration for many Big Law firms. Washington, D.C.-founded Am Law 50 firm Covington & Burling, with its most recent partner class, seems to have found a way. 

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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at pasmith@alm.com or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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