Covington mulling appeal of ruling in SEC breached client case
Covington & Burling is leaving open the possibility of appealing a recent federal court order requiring the law firm to provide the names of hacked clients to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The July 24 ruling by Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered Covington to hand over to the SEC the names of seven of the firm’s corporate clients that were impacted by the November 2020 Microsoft Hafnium cyberattack.
“We will review the decision carefully and consider any next steps in consultation with our affected clients,” a Covington spokesperson said in an emailed statement. The firm declined to comment further about whether it would appeal.