James M. Garland
James M. Garland is a partner in Covington & Burling’s Litigation and White Collar Defense & Investigations practice groups. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, and white-collar criminal defense. He regularly advises clients on law enforcement compliance and national security-related matters, including with respect to issues involving electronic surveillance, cyber-security, and data privacy. He also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on civil rights and capital defense cases. From 2009 to 2010, Jim served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to Attorney General Eric Holder at the U.S. Department of Justice. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable R. Guy Cole, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a Barrister in the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court and a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Law.