King & Spalding's Homeland Security Practice covers a broad range of legal issues related to homeland security. The practice area leader is Eleanor Hill, who served as Staff Director for the House and Senate Intelligence Committees’ Joint Inquiry on the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001. In that role, she led the Inquiry’s review of the gaps in US intelligence that impeded counterterrorist and homeland security efforts before the attacks. The Inquiry’s 800-page report and recommendations for reform identified many of the homeland security issues now being addressed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other agencies. Recognized for her expertise in intelligence and homeland security with both Congress and the Executive Branch, Ms. Hill brings unique perspective and leadership to the practice.
Lawyers in the Homeland Security Practice have considerable experience representing and counseling clients on homeland security-related issues, both before and after the creation of DHS. Our lawyers are skilled in assisting clients with complex regulatory matters; navigating agency bureaucracy; dealing with Congress on legislative, lobbying, and investigative issues; preparing and implementing company-specific compliance programs; structuring transactions; conducting internal investigations; and defending against governmental enforcement actions.
The practice is multinational, and includes lawyers in our London office, who counsel European (including European subsidiaries of U.S. companies), Middle Eastern, and Asian companies.