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The Post 200 is an annual snapshot of the companies, law firms, nonprofits and other organizations that power our local economy. Here's a look at this year's list.


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Law

1. Covington & Burling

Covington & Burling is the District’s largest law firm and has deep roots in the nation’s capital. One of the firm’s early partners was Dean Acheson, who would later become secretary of state. In 2012, Covington became the first Washington-based law firm to open an office in Seoul, and made a concerted effort to bulk up its government contracts and public policy groups in Washington.

Trivia

Covington's just-opened Seoul office is located in Gangnam, of "Gangnam Style" fame.

Washington

202- 662-6000

Founded: 1919

Chairman: Timothy C. Hester

NOTE: Our methodology for the rankings.
DATE: Dec. 17, 2012
CREDIT: Dan Beyers, Sarah Halzack, Greg Linch, Jason Bartz - The Washington Post.