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King & Spalding routinely wins significant disputes for major energy companies before judges, juries, regulators, and domestic and international arbitration panels.  We regularly face the toughest adversaries and their experts in energy disputes. And win.

We bring the “whole package”.  We have highly specialized Energy Disputes experience in appellate, antitrust, construction litigation and arbitration, commercial, intellectual property, international arbitration, power litigation and arbitration, regulatory, royalties and severance tax litigation, and tort and environmental litigation, but they all have this in common: we bring the “whole package” to any dispute, combining tested advocacy skills; extensive trial, arbitration, and appellate experience; detailed industry knowledge; legal acumen; effective case management skills; and strategic insight.  Our experience trying numerous energy cases to verdict and final award frames our entire approach to energy disputes. While the majority of cases ultimately may not require a trial or hearing on the merits, being prepared and willing to try cases allows our clients to resolve disputes on their terms, either through favorable settlements or successful motion practice. And when a trial or final hearing is necessary, we have the requisite experience, skills, and judgment to prevail before judges, juries, and arbitrators.

Victory is no accident.  Winning requires a combination of long-range planning and thorough execution. We assist our clients in identifying their strategic goals early in the case and then develop the themes that will allow our clients to take the moral high ground in the controversy. We develop the case and trial themes through offensive discovery, thorough defensive preparation, and strategic use of motions. We do not mistake the filing of numerous motions, avoiding answering discovery, or engaging in numerous discovery fights as true signs of aggressive or effective lawyers. Instead, our actions are taken with the strategic purpose of persuading judges, juries, arbitrators, and even our adversaries that our clients’ positions are correct.

Trusted, longstanding relationships.  It is little wonder that the vast majority of our matters are for existing clients.  Our energy clients repeatedly entrust us with their most important disputes not only because of the care, attention, and expertise that we bring to such matters, but also because of the results we achieve. 

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Reginald R Smith (Reggie) 
T: +1 713 751 3226 HOUSTON
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