King & Spalding LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Well-established dispute resolution team seated in two Texas offices in Houston and Austin, providing excellent coverage for a wide range of local and national clients. Noted ability in relation to the representation of clients in the energy industry. Handles securities cases and white-collar defense in addition to high-stakes commercial litigation. Proficiency in handling class actions and international arbitrations adds to the comprehensive coverage afforded to clients by the practice group.

Strengths Sources say: "The firm has been excellent. They are quick to respond, thorough in their responses and a pleasure to work with."

Another client notes: "They're preeminent in their field and the client service has been excellent. They give me what I ask for in a timely manner."

The team also receives praise for its "excellent legal and personal skills,"

Work highlights Represented Bass Pro in a lawsuit alleging breach of a marketing agreement by Bluegreen Vacations International.

Notable practitioners

Michael Biles
is adept at defending clients in securities class actions. Clients say: "Mike is smart, responsive and provides practical advice."

Paul Bessette
acts on behalf of corporations and their directors and officers in high-stakes securities litigation. His experience also includes enforcement actions.

Robert Meadows
is "an unbelievably terrific lawyer," according to interviewees. He acts for clients in the oil and gas sector in royalty litigation and other commercial disputes.

Tracie Renfroe
wins particular praise for her trial skills. Sources say she is "exceptional in the area of mass torts" and her expertise also covers product liability and general commercial litigation.