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October 25, 2016

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

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2016 — King & Spalding has secured top individual and practice area rankings in Benchmark Litigation’s recently released 2017 guide.

Benchmark ranked the firm’s litigation practice as “highly recommended” in the District of Columbia, Georgia, New York and Texas, and as “recommended” in California and North Carolina. Benchmark ranked the firm Tier 1 in the practice areas of general commercial, international arbitration and product liability, and placed it in Tier 2 for White Collar Crime.

Partners Richard Marooney, Ray Persons and Chilton Varner  were named by Benchmark in its Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. According to Benchmark, the 2017 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.”

Benchmark also named the following King & Spalding lawyers as U.S. litigation stars:

  • Guillermo Aguilar- Alvarez
  • Marcia Augsburger
  • David Balser
  • Timothy Barber
  • Randall Bassett
  • Andrew Bayman
  • Doak Bishop
  • John Bowman
  • Bobby Burchfield
  • Gina Cavalier
  • John Chandler
  • Dwight Davis
  • Ursula Henninger
  • Andrew Hruska
  • Mark Jensen
  • Dixie Johnson
  • William Johnson
  • Michael Johnston 
  • Jason Jones
  • Edward Kehoe
  • Carmen Lawrence
  • Craig Ledet
  • Joseph Loveland
  • Robert Meadows
  • Tracie Renfroe
  • Michael Smith
  • Reginald Smith
  • Wick Sollers
  • Elizabeth Tanis
  • Robert Thornton

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 900 lawyers in 18 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