Chairman: Robert D Hays
King & Spalding helps leading companies advance complex business interests in more than 160 countries. Working across a highly integrated platform of more than 1,100 lawyers in 20 offices globally, King & Spalding delivers tailored commercial solutions through world-class offerings and an uncompromising approach to quality and service.
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.
Experienced in issues of antitrust, product liability, mass tort, patents and trademarks, class action certification, securities law, franchise law, white-collar defense and consumer fraud.
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 & Executive Comp:
Advises on employee benefit plans and exec. 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 reorganizations, including in court and outof- 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.
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, also under UNCITRAL and other ad hoc rules.
International Trade & WTO:
Handles a wide range of international trade and customs matters for US and non-US clients.
Labor & Employment:
Provides labor and employment services to employers ranging from preventive advice and training to litigation and representation under federal and state labor and employment 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 defense.
Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Medical Devices:
A large team of the firm’s lawyers and professionals devote all or a substantial portion of their practices to clients in these industries, with specialized experience at every stage of the product life cycle.
Private Equity & Investment Funds:
Draws on the lawyers’ extensive experience in fund formation, M&As, leveraged finance, Islamic finance, securities offerings, tax and restructuring.
Provides advice on a complete range of commercial real estate transactions. The practice is known for creative structuring of mergers and acquisitions and complex equity and debt financing transactions.
Special Matters & Government Investigations:
Represents corporations and individuals in complex federal and state criminal investigations, internal investigations and congressional investigations.
Covers a 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.