Covington & Burling has picked up a former U.S. Treasury Department lawyer for the firm's Washington office, the firm announced Tuesday.
Lee Kelley, who stepped down as deputy tax legislative counsel in the Treasury Department's Office of Tax Policy in October after two years at the agency, has joined Covington as a partner in the firm's tax practice. She will center her work at Covington on corporate tax issues, including transactional planning.
Kelley said her time at the Treasury Department was a "wonderful learning experience" that she said will benefit her at Covington. At the agency, she worked on corporate tax regulations, guidance and legislation.
"We've built an exceptional tax practice, and Lee's deep experience at the highest levels of tax policy and administration adds significantly to the strengths and capabilities of our team," Timothy Hester, chairman of Covington’s management committee, said in a written statement.