Talk:Covington & Burling
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According to their website, Covington & Burling successfully argued on behalf of the Southern Peru Copper Corporation to drop a lawsuit brought against it under the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) by Peruvian citizens charging the copper company with polluting communities and causing health problems.  The ruling judge claimed that abstract rights such as the "right to health" could not be considered as enforceable by international law without more specific legal backing.
In 2003, Covington & Burling was hired as an outside lobbying firm by Halliburton, to lobby Washington on behalf of its former subsidiary [KBR]. Covington & Burling was reported paid $520,000 to handle "inquiries concerning company's construction and service contracts in Iraq." 
-- Rebekah Wilce, 16:42 CST 19 February 2013