Lloyd N Hand

Senior Counsel

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Lloyd Hand

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Lloyd Hand is a senior counsel in King & Spalding’s Government Advocacy and Public Policy Practice Group. His practice includes providing counsel to U.S. Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, and institutional clients regarding legislative, administrative, regulatory, and international trade issues, as well as contract negotiations relating to defense and aerospace matters.  

Mr. Hand began his government career in 1957, as assistant to Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson.  When Mr. Johnson became President, Mr. Hand served as his U.S. Chief of Protocol, bearing the rank of Ambassador.  For approximately twelve years, he served as Senior Vice-President and Assistant to the Chairman of the Board of TRW, a multinational aerospace and defense company.  Among his other duties, he was responsible for the company’s external relations worldwide, including the company’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C. Prior to becoming an officer of the company, Mr. Hand served as outside counsel, advising and assisting them to enter foreign markets to achieve investment and operating objectives.

In 1984, he became a senior partner at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson, and Hand which later merged into DLA Piper LLP, where he remained until joining King & Spalding. 

Mr. Hand served as a member of the Senior Advisory Group (SAG) to the U.S. European Command, and formerly served on the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel. He holds a T.S./S.C.I. security clearance.

  • District of Columbia Bar Association

  • Texas Bar Association

  • Treasurer and Board member of the Blair House

  • Council on Foreign Relations

  • Center for Strategic and International Studies

  • Council of American Ambassadors

  • Executive Council of Diplomacy, Ambassador’s Advisory Committee

  • Alfalfa Club
J.D., The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
LL.B., The University of Texas at Austin

District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit