Donald J. Ridings, Jr.

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Donald J. Ridings, Jr.

Donald J. Ridings, Jr.

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

Don Ridings is a litigator whose practice focuses on international arbitration, complex civil litigation, and anti-corruption compliance.

As co-chair of the firm’s Anti-Corruption Practice Group, Mr. Ridings advises clients on a range of compliance issues arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery regimes. He counsels clients on proposed transactions, guides companies as they develop or strengthen their anti-corruption compliance programs and controls, develops and delivers tailored training programs, leads internal investigations, and represents clients before enforcement authorities. Over the past decade he has advised scores of companies and organizations from around the world representing nearly every major industry.

Mr. Ridings represents US and foreign clients in federal and state courts, administrative proceedings, and international arbitral tribunals. Many of his cases have arisen out of cross-border disputes involving international arbitration, litigation in US courts concerning the enforceability of foreign arbitral awards or defenses to jurisdiction, the operation of US treaties and other issues of public international law, and litigation involving a foreign sovereign government.

Pro Bono

* First chaired successful arbitration against the federal government in a race discrimination case arising out of the Department of Agriculture’s farm credit lending practices.
* Lead counsel in a Constitutional challenge to the medical conditions at a private prison operated under contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Previous Employment

* Management and Communication Trainer, Tokyo, Japan (1994-1996)
* Legislative Aide to a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC (1991-1994)

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Education
JD with Highest Honors

Since enrolling its first class in 1865, The George Washington University Law School has produced some of the finest minds across the spectrum of legal scholarship. That tradition continues today, as GW Law graduates use the knowledge and skills they gain here to influence the critical legal conversations of our times.

MA

The University of Sussex is one of the UK universities founded in the 1960s and we now have world-leading research across all of its schools and departments. The University has over 14,000 students, of which over a third are postgraduates. It delivers teaching and learning programmes that are informed by current research, are attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and which deliver skills for life.

AB

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Memberships
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Prior

The George Washington Law Review is a law review edited and published by students at the George Washington University Law School that examines legal issues of national significance. The review was established in 1932 and publishes six issues each year, containing scholarly articles, essays, and student notes.

Career History
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Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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2011

The mission of the Washington Jesuit Academy is to providea high quality and comprehensive education to boys from low-income communities,offering them a safe, rigorous academic setting and advancing their spiritual,intellectual, emotional and physical growth.

Political Donations
$500
2014

Representative from Washington's 6th Congressional District

$500
2013

Representative from Washington's 6th Congressional District

$500
2012

Representative from Washington's 6th Congressional District

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Veritas Capital Fund Management LLC purchases Thomson Reuters Corp. (Healthcare Division) from Thomson Reuters Corporation

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Joy Global, Inc. purchases LeTourneau Technologies, Inc. from Rowan Cos., Inc.

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Integral Systems, Inc. - Maryland purchases CVG, Inc.

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Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
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