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Covington & Burling LLP

ONE CITY CENTER, 850 TENTH STREET, NW, WASHINGTON DC 20001, USA
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James Garland

Tel:
Work +1 202 662 5337
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Covington & Burling LLP

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Partner

Position

James Garland’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, white collar investigations, national security, and cybersecurity. He has substantial experience litigating high-stakes, multidimensional business disputes for clients across a range of industries, including companies in the high-tech, financial services, defense, transportation, media and entertainment, and pharmaceutical sectors. Many of his civil representations have involved parallel enforcement proceedings in multiple forums, often with significant public relations and policy implications. In the white collar area, he represents both corporate and individual clients in large-scale, multi-party criminal investigations and related regulatory enforcement actions. He has particular expertise advising clients concerning national security-related matters and matters involving electronic surveillance, cybersecurity, and data privacy.

Education

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2000 (Virginia Law Review, Editorial Board Member, Order of the Coif); Princeton University, A.B., 1995 (Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs)


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)

Within: Leading lawyers

James Garland - Covington & Burling LLP

Within: Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)

Covington & Burling LLP’s practice is led from the Washington DC office by David Fagan, Kurt Wimmer and James Garland. Garland advises Starbucks on cyber incident preparedness, Fagan advises American Airlines and Eli Lilly on cybersecurity issues, and Wimmer is part of a team which advises a prominent aircraft manufacturer on the development of its information security policies. New York’s Nigel Howard has ‘an excellent understanding of data protection issues associated with technology transactions’ and San Francisco-based Lindsey Tonsager has ‘a firm understanding of data protection compliance issues and astutely advises on domestic and international issues’. Hires in 2016 included of counsel Jennifer Martin in Silicon Valley and special counsel Micaela McMurrough in New York. Margaret Richardson departed for an in-house position at Airbnb.

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