Jazzirelle Sepulveda

Jazzirelle Sepulveda is an associate at Covington & Burling LLP where her practice focuses on complex civil litigation and white collar defense matters.  Jazzirelle has experience representing major companies in federal civil litigation, disputes before international tribunals, and both civil and criminal investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.  Jazzirelle also maintains an active pro bono practice working on custody, immigration, and criminal justice reform matters.  Jazzirelle was recently named to Prospanica’s “40 Under 40” list recognizing professionals who have demonstrated leadership, service, and commitment to advancing the Hispanic community. 


Prior to joining Covington, Jazzirelle clerked for The Honorable Raymond A. Jackson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Jazzirelle earned her J.D. from Howard University School of Law where she served as a Senior Publications Editor for the Howard Law Journal, a student attorney in the Child Welfare Clinic, and a member of the Hispanic student organization La Alianza.  Jazzirelle earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia.  

Jazzirelle became involved with HBA-DC during her first year of law school.  Since then she has been actively involved with the Student Affairs Committee and has chaired the Social and Special Events Committee.  Jazzirelle is also a member of the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer's Conference for which she has chaired the Minority Pre-Law Conference, Professional Development Conference, and Women and Minorities in the Law Committee.  

Jazzirelle grew up in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Her family is originally from Puerto Rico, and she is a proud first generation college and law school graduate.

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