2017 Firm Highlights

The firm and our lawyers continued to garner market recognition for our work with and on behalf of clients in 2017.

Firm Highlights

56 leading practices in jurisdictions around the world

– Chambers Global 2018

Top 30 law firm for client service in 2017

– BTI Consulting

Top 20 U.S. Law Firm Brands

– Acritas 2017 U.S. Law Firm Brand Index

Corporate, Finance and Investments

  • A top financial and corporate law firm in jurisdictions worldwide
  • 63 individual lawyer and 23 practice-level rankings
– IFLR1000

Ranked Tier 1 for Corporate Law

– U.S. News & World Report

Ranked a leading M&A practice

– Chambers USA 2017

Government Matters

Tier 1 ranking for White-Collar Crime/ Enforcement/ Investigations

– Benchmark Litigation 2017

“The Premier Firm” for White Collar Defense & Government Investigations

– U.S. News & World Report

Four former federal prosecutors added in 2017

Trial and Global Disputes

  • Employment Group of the Year
  • International Arbitration Group of the Year
  • Product Liability Group of the Year (Fifth Time in a Row)
– Law360 2017

Law Firm of the Year for International Arbitration – Governmental

– U.S. News & World Report 2017
  • A Leading U.S. Litigation Firm
  • Tier 1 ranking for General Commercial Litigation
  • Tier 1 ranking for Product Liability
  • Impact Case Award Winner
– Benchmark Litigation 2017

Life Sciences and Healthcare

Law Firm of the Year for FDA Law

– U.S. News & World Report 2017
  • Life Sciences Group of the Year
  • Health Group of the Year
– Law360 2017

Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year — Jounce-Celgene strategic collaboration

– The New England Venture Capital Association 2017


Ranked Tier 1

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Securities Capital Markets Law
– U.S. News & World Report

Best Law Firm

– Islamic Finance News Law Awards

Best Advisory Firm for Fund Structuring

– MENA Fund Manager


Gold Award for Best U.S. Law Firm – Project Finance, Infrastructure & Energy

– International Legal Alliance (ILA) Summit & Awards 2017



King & Spalding’s citizenship program comprises lawyers across the world tackling meaningful, cutting-edge pro bono cases and volunteers making a difference in our communities. Recognition for our public service in 2017 included awards from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, American Bar Association, National Legal Aid & Defender Association, Corporate Volunteer Council and United Way.

We litigated a groundbreaking lawsuit on behalf of five victims of alleged child molestation against their alleged abuser, their former karate teacher, under the recently-passed Georgia Hidden Predator Act.


Pro bono hours contributed by King & Spalding lawyers in 2017

We secured protected status for immigrant children fleeing violence and abuse, achieved asylum for political refugees, assisted sex trafficking victims with T-visa applications, and assisted immigrant victims of domestic violence.


Direct service hours K&S personnel and family members invested throughout 2017

We supported people with disabilities and chronic diseases in 19 cities around the world, tutored elementary and high school students, and completed our 20th house with Habitat for Humanity.


Nonprofit partners worldwide that benefited from the firm’s volunteer efforts

Diverse viewpoints significantly enhance our ability to provide the highest quality legal services to our clients. We strive to attract and retain a broad pool of diverse and women attorneys by training, developing and promoting our lawyers and nurturing an open and collaborative environment.

In partnership with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, the firm participates in mentoring and professional development programs for first-year law students and high potential attorneys from diverse backgrounds.


Score on the Corporate Equality Index, a report card on LGBT equality in corporate America

In 2017, the firm held its seventh Diverse Lawyer Program, bringing together lawyers to participate in a series of workshops and discussions focused on professional growth, career advancement, and mentoring and recruiting diverse attorneys.


Top Ten Family Friendly Firm, as designated by the Yale Law Women organization

The firm was named a Top Law Firm for Women in 2017 by Working Mother magazine.


As of January 2018, women accounted for 48% of our associates and 22% of the partnership