Stephen P. Anthony is a partner in Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Covington & Burling LLP. Clients come to him with their most pressing and complex litigation matters, citing the “knowledge, skill and litigation judgment” that make him “a lawyer of outstanding quality” (Chambers USA).

A trial lawyer and deputy chair of Covington’s global litigation practice, he has experience handling the highest-stakes cases. He has tried 34 cases before juries, ranging from complex criminal cases involving bribery, fraud, and obstruction of justice to patent infringement claims. In his civil litigation practice, he has achieved highly favorable pre-trial outcomes in multi-billion-dollar disputes over alleged financial frauds and patent infringement claims.

Professor Anthony represents corporations and individuals in government investigations of alleged accounting fraud, consumer fraud, international trade control violations, violations of laws governing the manufacture and marketing of pharmaceutical products, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

In five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and three years as a Trial Attorney in the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Professor Anthony prosecuted cases involving bribery, extortion, obstruction of justice, false statements, tax offenses, and mail/wire fraud.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in 1983 from Dartmouth College, where he was a Rufus Choate Scholar and a Daniel Webster Scholar. He received a Juris Doctor degree in 1988 from Columbia University, where he was a James Kent Scholar, received the James A. Elkins Prize in Constitutional Law, and was Notes and Comments Editor of the Columbia Law Review. In 1988-89, he was a law clerk to Hon. Patricia M. Wald, then Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.