Covington has announced that its partners have unanimously elected a sports lawyer, Doug Gibson, as chair of the firm’s Management Committee and that he will begin a four-year term on January 1, 2020.
The chair leads the Management Committee in setting the firm’s strategy, overseeing the firm’s operations, supporting the firm’s representation of clients, and working to foster and promote the firm’s culture of collaboration, teamwork, and service.
Gibson began his legal career as a summer associate at Covington in 1989, was hired as an associate at the firm in 1990, became a partner in 1998, and has served on Covington’s Management Committee since 2012. Besides being highly regarded as a sports lawyer, he has also been named one of the 50 most influential people in sports by Sports Business Journal. Gibson will replace Tim Hester, who served as chair for the past 12 years.