Washington-based sports attorney Doug Gibson will be Covington & Burling’s newest chair, replacing Tim Hester, who has served in the role for 12 years.
Gibson, a long-time member of the management committee, was elected through consensus by the firm’s partnership in the fall of 2018. He will begin a four-year term as chair on Jan. 1, leading the firm’s management committee in setting strategy and overseeing operations.
Outgoing chair Hester told Bloomberg Law the firm has spent the past year on the transition to make it as seamless as possible.
“I think there’s a balance between continuity and turnover and ...