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December 11, 2020

Atlanta Business Chronicle Names Robert Hays Among Most Admired CEOs

ATLANTA, Dec. 11, 2020 — The Atlanta Business Chronicle has named King & Spalding Chairman Robert Hays one of its 2020 Most Admired CEOs.

The program honors “top executives who've demonstrated strong leadership, integrity, forward-thinking vision and commitment to innovation in their fields,” according to the publication.

Hays focuses on the strategic growth and direction of the firm and building strong relationships with clients. He is also a longtime member of the Mass Tort and Toxic Tort practice, and continues to represent select clients as lead counsel in product liability and mass tort litigation.  Prior to becoming Chairman in 2005, Robert served in various leadership roles within the firm, including six years as a member of the governing Policy Committee, which he now chairs. He also led the Tort and Environmental Litigation group for 12 years; and is an author and speaker on law firm leadership, practice and product liability topics.

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