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Keith Covington

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Alabama, USA
    Local Time: Monday 13:29

Practice Expertise

  • Immigration
  • Construction
  • International and Cross Border
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Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Immigration
  • International and Cross Border
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
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Profile

Keith Covington practices immigration, labor and employment, and construction law in the firm's Birmingham office. His immigration work includes assisting employers with obtaining employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas for foreign national workers and advising clients on worksite compliance. He regularly helps businesses in a wide variety of industries file non-immigrant petitions, including petitions for H-1B, L-1, TN, J-1, and R visas, as well as labor certifications (PERM) and employment-based immigrant petitions. Keith also helps employers, employees, and other individual clients with adjustment of status applications, consular processing, green card matters, and citizenship naturalization petitions. In addition, he regularly advises companies on Form I-9 and E-Verify issues and assists with immigration compliance audits and investigations. 

Keith’s labor and employment practice includes counseling employers on a wide variety of topics, including labor relations, wage and hour compliance, union avoidance, equal employment opportunity, OSHA compliance, disability accommodation, FMLA compliance, non-compete agreements, and issues relating to employee discipline and termination. His construction work includes advising contractors and others in the construction industry on contracts, contract administration, and claims. Throughout his career with the firm, Keith has litigated employment, construction, and various other types of claims in both state and federal courts. He also has provided assistance with union representation elections and handled matters before the National Labor Relations Board.

Keith regularly speaks and writes on topics relating to his practice. He is a regular contributor to Labor & Employment Insights, the blog published by the firm’s Labor and Employment Group, writing principally on immigration law developments and matters relating to the National Labor Relations Act. Keith is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and regularly attends that organization’s annual national conference. He has been listed in Birmingham Magazine as a "Top Attorney" in Immigration.

Keith also speaks at events sponsored by the Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the trade association for merit shop construction contractors, and has had several articles published in the Alabama Construction News, ABC’s industry magazine. Keith co-authored the Alabama Construction Law Manual published by Thomson West, writing the “Labor and Employment” and “Health and Safety” chapters.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1987

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1987, Order of the Coif; Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award; Alabama Law Review, Editor
  • Auburn University, B.S., 1984, Pi Tau Sigma (Mech. Engineering Fraternity)

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Immigration
  • International and Cross Border
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation

Blogs

BuildSmart

Significant issues can arise during the three phases of the design and construction process. Effective planning, performance and completion are critical to the success of any construction project. So is informed counsel that addresses a variety of business issues, including mergers and acquisitions, environmental and regulatory compliance, labor and employment, and bankruptcy and tax matters. The Bradley Construction team has extensive industry knowledge and experience that allows us to offer

BuildSmart

Significant issues can arise during the three phases of the design and construction process. Effective planning, performance and completion are critical to the success of any construction project. So is informed counsel that addresses a variety of business issues, including mergers and acquisitions, environmental and regulatory compliance, labor and employment, and bankruptcy and tax matters. The Bradley Construction team has extensive industry knowledge and experience that allows us to...

Declassified

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding class certification requirements to proposed or enacted legislation, rules and regulations that impact class action litigation to key industry developments that may indirectly impact class action...

It Pays to Be Covered

Bradley's It Pays to Be Covered Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk managers, legal staff, and corporate officers and directors responsible for property and casualty insurance policy portfolios, claims management, and resolution. Our attorneys provide insights based on...

Labor & Employment Insights

Our Labor and Employment team has extensive experience helping our clients resolve disputes both in and out of the courtroom. We are proud to work with a large and diverse group of local, regional, and national clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, mining, media, transportation, restaurant and food services, education, temporary and permanent staffing, and many others.

Patent 213

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written description and enablement requirements of 35 USC 112 and the subject matter eligibility requirements of 35 USC 101. The Patent 213 blog analyzes key decisions from the district courts and the Federal Circuit,...

The Law of Order

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as nonprofits, political parties, homeowners associations, unions, churches, trade associations), and leadership of any type of organizational meeting. In an effort to make all things parliamentary more...

Underwritten

Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions, regulatory actions, ERISA updates, NAIC activity, cybersecurity issues and any other matters that could have an impact on the insurance industry.

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