Chairman: Robert D Hays
Singapore Office Managing Partner: Kelly Malone
Tokyo Office Managing Partner: John McClenahan
Asia Pacific: Singapore, Tokyo
International Offices: The firm also has offices located in Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Austin, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Paris, Riyadh, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC.
Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with more than 1,200 lawyers in 22 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality, and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients.
Main Areas of Practice:
Tries cases to verdict and defends clients against criminal investigations, opt-out group actions, class actions, appellate matters and other antitrust litigation.
Corporate, Public & Private Finance:
Lawyers located in offices across the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East represent lenders, investors, funds and borrowers in finance and other commercial transactions.
Employee Benefits & Exec. Comp:
Advises on employee benefit plans and executive compensation programs and the related funding vehicles.
Serves as lead national discovery counsel for Fortune 50 companies in the banking, energy, pharmaceutical, medical device, telecommunications, chemical, manufacturing and tobacco industries.
Informs clients on a spectrum of transactional, regulatory, litigation and arbitration matters in the oil and gas, power and mining industries.
Assists clients with virtually every type of environmental issue — including regulatory and compliance advice, permit appeals, enforcement actions and property damage claims.
FDA & Life Sciences:
Represents pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, healthcare technology companies and food manufacturers, in a range of regulatory, compliance, policy, and litigation matters.
Directs on reorganisations, including in court and out-of court debt restructurings, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, and distressed asset mergers and acquisitions.
Counsels clients through the entire project development process, from concept to ribbon-cutting, with particular emphasis in the energy and transportation sectors.
Government Advocacy & Public Policy:
Supports clients in managing their interactions with the federal government including congressional investigations, international and ethics and election law.
Represents corporations and individuals in complex federal and state criminal investigations, internal investigations and congressional investigations.
As one of the largest practices in the country, the firm is praised for its excellence in transactional, litigation and regulatory representation of clients across the spectrum of healthcare.
Aids clients with the development and strategic planning needed to handle patent and trademark prosecution and intellectual property litigation matters that stretch across borders.
Highly experienced in handling cases before major arbitral institutions such as the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, and AAA, as well as under UNCITRAL and other ad hoc rules.
International Trade & WTO:
Lawyers and consultants in Washington, London and Geneva handling a wide range of international trade and customs matters for US and non-US clients.
Labour & Employment:
Provides labour and employment services to employers ranging from preventive advice and training to litigation and representation under federal and state laws.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Covers acquisitions of public and private companies, tender offers, joint ventures and partnering arrangements, purchases and sales of divisions, and takeover preparation and defence.
Private Equity & Investment Funds:
Draws on the lawyers’ extensive experience in fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, Islamic finance, securities offerings, tax and restructuring.
Provides advice on a complete range of commercial real estate transactions. The real estate capital markets practice is known for creative structuring of mergers and acquisitions and complex equity and debt financing transactions.
Covers range of federal income tax issues, with particularly extensive experience in the corporate, partnership and international practice areas.
Offers large-firm litigation resources and lawyers who have tried high exposure tort cases, including some of the most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions in the US.