James M. Garland

Washington, D.C.

Practice Area: Complex Commercial

BTI Client Service All Star History
  • 2019
All Star


“Mr. Garland’s great experience with the Department of Justice makes him a valued resource.”
“An up and comer I appreciate having on my team.”


James Garland’s practice focuses on government investigations and enforcement matters, complex commercial litigation, and cybersecurity. Recognized by Chambers USA as a leading practitioner in both the white collar and cybersecurity categories, Mr. Garland draws upon his experience as a former senior Justice Department official to advise clients on sensitive, multi-dimensional disputes and investigations, often with national security implications. He previously served as co-chair of Covington’s “Band 1”-ranked White Collar and Investigations Practice Group and currently is a member of the firm’s eight-partner Management Committee.

Mr. Garland regularly represents corporate and individual clients in government investigations and enforcement actions. He has successfully handled matters involving allegations of economic espionage, theft of trade secrets, terrorism-financing, sanctions and export control violations, money laundering, foreign bribery, public corruption, fraud, and obstruction of justice. He has particular expertise advising clients in connection with investigations and disputes involving electronic surveillance and law enforcement access to digital evidence.

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