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October 31, 2017

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes King & Spalding as a Leading U.S. Litigation Firm


NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2017 — King & Spalding has garnered top individual and practice area rankings in Benchmark Litigation’s 2018 guide.

In its national-level rankings, Benchmark Litigation ranks King & Spalding in Tier 1 for General Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration, Product Liability and White-Collar Crime/Enforcement/Investigations.

On the state level, the firm earned “highly recommended” status  in the District of Columbia, Georgia, New York and Texas, and “recommended” status in California and North Carolina.

In addition, Benchmark named partners Michael Pauzé, Ray Persons and John Richter to its Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America list. According to Benchmark, the 2018 Top 100 Trial Lawyers winners were chosen “on a geographically diverse and intensive peer-and-client review-driven study over the six months of the research as being the elite trial strategists in their respective fields.”

A full list of King & Spalding’s Benchmark Litigation rankings follows:

National General Commercial Litigation – Tier 1

  • Bobby Burchfield – Litigation Star
  • Richard Marooney – Litigation Star
  • Bobby Meadows – Litigation Star

National International Arbitration – Tier 1

  • Doak Bishop – Litigation Star
  • Edward Kehoe – Litigation Star

National Product Liability – Tier 1

  • Andrew Bayman – Litigation Star
  • Alexander Calfo – Litigation Star
  • Chilton Varner – Litigation Star

National White-Collar Crime/Enforcement/Investigations – Tier 1

  • Gina Cavalier – Litigation Star
  • Andrew Hruska – Litigation Star
  • Dixie Johnson – Litigation Star
  • William Johnson – Litigation Star
  • Jason Jones – Litigation Star
  • Michael Pauzé – Litigation Star
  • John Richter – Litigation Star
  • Wick Sollers – Litigation Star

California – Recommended

  • Alexander Calfo – Litigation Star
  • Joe Wetzel – Future Star

District of Columbia – Highly Recommended

  • Bobby Burchfield – Litigation Star
  • Gina Cavalier – Litigation Star
  • Daniel Hettich – Future Star
  • Mark Jensen – Litigation Star
  • Dixie Johnson – Litigation Star
  • Jason Jones – Litigation Star
  • Michael Pauzé – Litigation Star
  • John Richter – Litigation Star
  • Wick Sollers – Litigation Star

Georgia – Highly Recommended

  • David Balser – Litigation Star
  • Randall Bassett – Litigation Star
  • Andrew Bayman – Litigation Star
  • John Chandler – Litigation Star
  • Michael Johnston – Litigation Star
  • Joseph Loveland – Litigation Star
  • Ray Persons – Litigation Star
  • Michael Smith – Litigation Star
  • Elizabeth Tanis – Litigation Star
  • Anthony Tatum – Future Star
  • Robert Thornton – Litigation Star
  • Chilton Varner – Litigation Star

New York – Highly Recommended

  • Andrew Hruska – Litigation Star
  • William Johnson – Litigation Star
  • Edward Kehoe – Litigation Star
  • Carmen Lawrence – Litigation Star
  • Richard Marooney – Litigation Star

North Carolina – Recommended

  • Ursula Henninger – Litigation Star

Texas – Highly Recommended

  • Doak Bishop – Litigation Star
  • John Bowman – Litigation Star
  • Craig Ledet – Litigation Star
  • Robert Meadows – Litigation Star
  • Tracie Renfroe – Litigation Star
  • Reginald Smith – Litigation Star

Benchmark Litigation’s results are the culmination of a months-long research period where researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms across the United States. During these interviews, researchers examine recent casework handled by firms and ask sources to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state.

About King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 1,000 lawyers in 20 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality, and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at www.kslaw.com.