Unnamed Covington client ends fight to keep name secret from SEC | Reuters

An unnamed client of law firm Covington & Burling has dropped its challenge to a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, ending a closely-watched fight over law firms’ obligations to release client information to financial regulators.

The client in a filing on Monday told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that it would no longer pursue an appeal of a federal judge’s order last year that required Covington to disclose the company’s name to the SEC in response to a subpoena.

The filing did not say why the client was ending its case. The client was due to tell the court in a filing on Monday why it believed it had an interest in preventing disclosure of its identity.

Source: Unnamed Covington client ends fight to keep name secret from SEC | Reuters