King & Spalding opened the Houston office in 1995 at the request of a major client. Since then, the office has served dozens of clients in litigation and transactional matters, growing as a direct result of client demand to more than 100 lawyers in the state of Texas.
The office has developed a leading energy practice, especially in the area of litigation, and continues to build on its international reputation. The Latin American practice, with experience in more than 22 countries, remains much sought after by clients around the globe.
The Houston office leads the world's most active liquefied natural gas (LNG) practice, providing legal counsel on more than 10 LNG terminals in countries all over the world. The International Arbitration practice, also based in the Houston office, recently earned the largest-ever published award granted by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. The office also has significant presence in corporate matters, including corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, and has recently added a significant intellectual property practice group.
The office has also become a strong member of the Houston community, dedicated to community service and pro bono work. The firm assists with indigent defense, death-penalty cases, prevention of domestic violence and immigration work. Since 2001, King & Spalding lawyers in Houston have donated more than 7,000 hours of work.