- Lawyer advised Meta, Uber
- At White House, legal work focuses in part on abortion rights
(Reuters) – A former Covington & Burling partner now serving in the Biden White House counsel’s office reported receiving more than $2.3 million in compensation since the start of 2021 for work advising Meta Platforms Inc, Uber Technologies Inc and other major US companies, according to a newly disclosed ethics form.
Stacey Grigsby joined the Biden administration as a deputy counsel this summer from Covington, where she had been a partner in the commercial litigation group since early 2020. Grigsby previously was at Boies Schiller Flexner for six years.
At the White House, Grigsby focuses on reproductive rights and racial justice, among other matters.
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Grigsby in July participated in a meeting of lawyers at the White House to discuss the protection of abortion rights, a key issue in the aftermath of the US Supreme Court’s decision a month earlier overturning the constitutional right to an abortion. Grigsby was among the White House officials who met in June with attorneys general of Michigan and Minnesota to weigh reproductive rights.
Financial disclosure reports are mandatory public ethics filings for many top US officials, and they can offer a window into the pay at some of the country’s largest law firms. The forms record income from the prior calendar year up to the date of the filing.
Grigsby did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.
Covington, with more than 1,100-attorneys, recorded $2.3 million in profits per equity partner last year, according to a report