Clients ranging from Fortune Global 50 corporations to high-profile individuals in every region of the world entrust King & Spalding to guide them through complex investigations by U.S. and foreign enforcement authorities, highly sensitive internal investigations and related, often parallel, civil and regulatory proceedings. More than 200 lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia bring decades of prior government service and particular expertise to our investigative practices which serve the financial services, pharmaceutical and medical device, healthcare, energy, automotive and technology industries. Our team is anchored by the firm's Special Matters and Investigations practice, which includes more than 40 former prosecutors and recently was named "White Collar Practice Group of the Year" by Law360.
Our ranks also include former senior officials from many of the other regulatory and enforcement bodies that are most significant to our clients, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.
Building on our experience both inside the government and as defense counsel, our firm has a well-earned reputation for “excellent credibility before the agencies across a broad swathe of white-collar matters” (Legal 500). We leverage this credibility and experience to deliver favorable results for our clients and regularly prevail prior to litigation and without unwanted publicity. When necessary and strategically sensible, however, we also fight in court at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels. In those situations, we draw on our crisis management expertise, and we fight to win.