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King & Spalding Wins Three 2017 Benchmark Litigation Awards, Partner Richard T. Marooney Named General Commercial Lawyer of the Year

17 Feb 2017

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2017 — King & Spalding was awarded three 2017 Benchmark Litigation awards, including the General Commercial Lawyer of the Year honor, given to partner Richard T. Marooney. The firm also received the Impact Case Award for its work on COMMISA v. Pemex and the Georgia Firm of the Year Award. The awards were announced at a ceremony in New York City yesterday.

Marooney is a New York-based partner and co-head of the firm’s Financial Institutions practice. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried cases before juries, judges and arbitration panels. His practice focuses on securities, general commercial and international disputes in the financial services, accounting and energy industries.

King & Spalding won an Impact Case Award for its work on COMMISA v. Pemex, in which theSecond Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment of over $465 million in favor of firm client Corporación Mexicana de Mantenimiento Integral, S. De R.L. De C.V. (COMMISA), a subsidiary of KBR, Inc. The judgment resulted from the Southern District of New York’s confirmation under the Panama Convention of an ICC arbitration award in favor of COMMISA. The arbitration, which occurred in Mexico, arose from a contract dispute between COMMISA and Pemex-Exploración y Producción, Mexico’s state-owned oil exploration and production company, in connection with the engineering, design and construction of off-shore oil platforms. Click here to learn more.

Benchmark Litigation’s rankings and awards are the culmination of a months-long research period where researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms across the United States. During these interviews, researchers examine recent casework handled by firms and ask sources to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state.

About King & Spalding
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 1,000 lawyers in 19 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. More information is available at


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