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King & Spalding Recognized with Top-Tier Rankings in Legal 500 United States 2017 Guide


13 Jun 2017
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NEW YORK, June 13, 2017 — King & Spalding has again been recognized as a top U.S. law firm by Legal 500 United States. In the 2017 edition, the firm’s practice areas are ranked in 38 categories—six more than in the previous U.S. guide, including a first-time ranking in Transport: Rail and Road in Tier 1 and “Hall of Fame” rankings for individual lawyers Robert Meadows (Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Toxic Tort – Defense), John Bowman (International Arbitration) and Chilton Varner (Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense).

The full list of the firm’s Legal 500 U.S. 2017 practice and individual rankings follows. To read the practice write-ups in full, click here.

Dispute Resolution

  • Appellate: Supreme Court (Federal and State) - Tier 3
  • Appellate: Courts of Appeals - Tier 2
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense - Tier 2
  • General Commercial Disputes - Tier 4
  • International Arbitration - Tier 1
    • Doak Bishop (Leading Lawyer)
    • Edward Kehoe (Leading Lawyer)
    • John Bowman (Hall of Fame)
  • International Litigation - Tier 3
  • International Trade - Tier 2
  • M&A: Litigation: Defense - Tier 4
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Automotive/Transport - Tier 3
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products (including tobacco) - Tier 4
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense -- Tier 2
    • Chilton Varner (Hall of Fame)
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Toxic Tort - Defense - Tier 2
    • Robert Meadows (Hall of Fame)
    • Elizabeth Taber (Next Generation)
  • Securities Litigation: Defense - Tier 4

Finance

  • Asset Finance and Leasing - Tier 4
    • Mickey Jett (Next Generation)
  • Capital Markets: Debt Offerings - Advice to Issuers - Tier 4
  • Commercial Lending: Advice to Lenders - Tier 5
  • Project Finance: Advice to Sponsor - Tier 4
  • Structured Finance - Tier 5
    • Anthony Mechcatie (Next Generation)

Government

  • Government Relations - Tier 3

Industry Focus

  • Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas - Tier 1
    • Robert Meadows (Hall of Fame)
  • Energy Regulatory: Conventional Power - Tier 2
  • Energy Regulatory: Oil and Gas - Tier 2
  • Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas – Tier 2
    • Archie Fallon (Next Generation)
  • Environment: Litigation - Tier 3
    • Granta Nakayama  (Leading Lawyer)
  • Environment: Regulatory - Tier 4
  • Granta Nakayama (Leading Lawyer)
  • Environment: Transactional - Tier 4
  • Healthcare: Life Sciences - Tier 3
    • Lisa Dwyer (Next Generation)
    • Stephen Abreu (Next Generation)
    • Preeya Noronha Pinto (Next Generation)
  • Healthcare: Service Providers - Tier 2
    • Jon Harris (Leading Lawyer)
  • Transport: Rail and Road - Tier 1
    • Granta Nakayama (Leading Lawyer)
    • Jacqueline Glassman (Leading Lawyer)

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright - Tier 3
    • Kenneth Steinthal (Leading Lawyer)
  • Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) - Tier 3

Labor and Employment

  • ERISA Litigation - Tier 4

M&A/Corporate and Commercial

  • Corporate Governance - Tier 2
  • M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m) - Tier 2
    • Maya Mitchell (Next Generation)
  • Private Equity Buyouts - Tier 5
  • Venture Capital and Emerging Companies - Tier 5

Real Estate

  • Construction (including construction litigation) - Tier 1
    • Scott Greer (Leading Lawyer)
  • Real Estate - Tier 3
    • Davis Powell (Next Generation)

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 www.kslaw.com.