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King & Spalding LLP

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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 1,200 lawyers in 23 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
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Firm profile for USA 2021

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Chairman: Robert D Hays Firm Overview:

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 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: Antitrust:

Tries cases to verdict and defends clients against criminal investigations, opt-out group actions, class actions, appellate matters and other antitrust litigation.


Business 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:

More than 50 lawyers located in offices across the United States, Europe 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 executive com-pensation programs and the related funding vehicles.


E-Discovery:

Serves as lead national discovery counsel for Fortune 50 companies in the banking, energy, pharmaceutical, medical device, telecommunications, chemical, manufacturing, and tobacco industries.


Energy:

Informs clients on a spectrum of transactional, regulatory, litigation and arbitration matters in the oil and gas, power and mining industries.


Environmental:

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.


Financial Restructuring:

Directs on reorganizations, including in court and out-of-court debt restructurings, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, and distressed asset mergers and acquisitions.


Global Transactions:

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.


Healthcare:

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.


Intellectual Property:

Aids clients with the development and strategic planning needed to handle patent and trademark prosecution and intellectual property litigation matters that stretch across borders.


International Arbitration:

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:

Over 40 lawyers and consultants, handling 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:

More than 125 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.


Real Estate:

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:

Represents corporations and individuals in complex federal and state criminal investigations, internal investigations and congressional investigations.


Tax:

Covers range of federal income tax issues, with particularly extensive experience in the corporate, partnership and international practice areas.


Tort Litigation:

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.

USA

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2022 UK 2022 Europe 2022 Asia-Pacific 2022 Latin America 2022 FinTech 2022 Litigation Support 2021

Contributions

Total 4 contributions

Law and Practice

Pharmaceutical Advertising 2022 in USA

Authors: Seth H Lundy, Nikki Reeves, Heather Bañuelos, Gillian Russell

Trends and Developments

Energy: Oil & Gas 2021 in Indonesia

Authors: Richard Nelson, Lachlan Clancy, Zoë Bromage, Andy Kelana

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 1 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Article

Challenges Ahead For Banks Pursuing Data Breach Claims

Authors: Barry Goheen and Andrew K. Crawford

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Environment
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Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
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District of Columbia

Environment
Band 4
Healthcare
Band 1

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Construction


Stephen V O'Neal
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Environment


Michael R Leslie
Band 3
Peter Hsiao
Band 2

Healthcare


Stephen L. Goff
Band 3

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation


James P Brogan
Band 4
Thomas J Friel Jr
Band 4

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Chilton Davis VarnerLitigation: Trial Lawyers
Chilton Davis VarnerProduct Liability & Mass Torts
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Carolyn Zander AlfordBanking & Finance
Paul K FerdinandsBankruptcy/Restructuring
Michael UrschelCapital Markets: Securitization: Whole Business
Craig LedetConstruction
Scott A GreerConstruction
Thomas J KnoxCorporate/M&A
Samuel S ChoyEmployee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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California, Los Angeles
California, Palo Alto
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1180 Peachtree Street

Atlanta

Georgia

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GA 30309

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