Brett S. Covington
Brett Covington’s practice consists of a broad range of employment litigation and counseling matters. Brett has significant experience defending employers in discrimination and retaliation lawsuits, including actions under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Brett routinely litigates wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and represents employers in labor disputes and collective bargaining matters. In addition to litigating cases in both federal and state court, Brett has experience in handling arbitration matters before the American Arbitration Association, as well as representing companies and corporate officers under investigation for both civil and criminal matters.
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, and published an article 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 Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, the District of Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He also is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.