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【ワシントン2015年7月6日PRN=共同通信JBN】米国のエリック・ホルダー・ジュニア前司法長官(https://www.cov.com/en/biographies/h/eric-holder )が、全米トップの法執行官として6年余り活躍した後、Covington法律事務所に戻ってくる。

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Covingtonの経営委員会会長であるティモシー・へスター(https://www.cov.com/en/biographies/h/timothy-hester )氏は「司法長官として優れた功績を残して、ホルダー氏が当法律事務所に帰ってくることは大きな誇りである。同氏は民間人としての弁護士活動はCovingtonのパートナーとしてずっと行ってきており、われわれは同氏が再度、同僚、リーダー、クライアントへの助言者・弁護人として果たす役割に期待している」と語った。

ホルダー氏は米国史上3番目に長く司法長官を務め、その役職に就いた初のアフリカ系米国人である。オバマ政権の閣僚の一員である司法長官として、同氏は国家安全保障上の操査・訴追、重要な独占禁止法、環境、詐欺、脱税訴訟など、投票権と平等な結婚をする権利の擁護、連邦刑法制度改革を含めて、法律と公共政策の接点で生じる多くの極めて重要な問題に対応する政府の活動を監督してきた。2014年にタイム誌はその「100 Most Influential People(世界で最も影響力のある100人)」の一人にホルダー氏を指名して、同氏を「法の下の平等を保証するためにたゆまず働き続けた」と評している。




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Rebecca Carr



ソース:Covington & Burling LLP

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Returns to Covington



   Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. (

https://www.cov.com/en/biographies/h/eric-holder ) is returning to Covington as

a partner after more than six years of service as the nation's top law

enforcement officer.

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   Mr. Holder will be resident in the firm's Washington office and focus on

complex investigations and litigation matters, including matters that are

international in scope and raise significant regulatory enforcement issues and

substantial reputational concerns.

   "It is a source of great pride to welcome Eric back to the firm after his

distinguished service as attorney general," said Timothy Hester

(https://www.cov.com/en/biographies/h/timothy-hester ), chair of the firm's

management committee. "Eric's entire private practice career has been as a

Covington partner, and we look forward to the role he will again play as a

colleague, leader, client adviser and advocate."

   Mr. Holder is the third longest serving attorney general in U.S. history and

the first African American to hold the office. As a member of President Obama's

cabinet and head of the Department of Justice, he oversaw the government's

efforts to address many critically important issues arising at the intersection

of law and public policy, including national security investigations and

prosecutions; landmark antitrust, environmental, fraud, and tax cases; the

defense of voting rights and marriage equality; and reform of the federal

criminal justice system. In 2014, Time magazine named Mr. Holder to its list of

100 Most Influential People, stating that he "worked tirelessly to ensure equal


   Mr. Holder's service as attorney general marks the most recent chapter in a

remarkable career in public service. Prior to joining Covington in 2001, he

served during the Clinton Administration as Deputy Attorney General and United

States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Earlier, Mr. Holder served as

Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, having been

appointed by President Reagan in 1988. Before becoming a judge, he served for

many years as a public corruption prosecutor in the Justice Department's Public

Integrity Section, which he had joined in 1976 upon his graduation from

Columbia Law School.

   Mr. Holder was a partner at Covington from 2001 until February 2009, when

President Obama appointed and the Senate confirmed him as the nation's 82nd

Attorney General.

   "Returning to Covington is like coming home. I couldn't be happier to rejoin

the firm and to have the opportunity once again to work with its exceptional

lawyers and staff, for whom I have such high regard," Mr. Holder said. "I am

returning to Covington for the same reasons that drew me to the firm in the

first place - its commitment to excellence in the service of clients, a

collaborative and team-oriented culture, and a dedication to pro bono and

public service."

   In an increasingly regulated world, Covington & Burling LLP helps clients

navigate their most complex business problems, deals, and disputes. Founded in

1919, the firm has more than 850 lawyers in offices in Beijing, Brussels,

London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley,

and Washington.

   CONTACT: Rebecca Carr



   SOURCE:  Covington & Burling LLP