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August 27, 2015

Best Lawyers in America 2016 Rankings Recognize Over 100 King & Spalding Lawyers

NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2015 — One hundred nineteen King & Spalding lawyers from more than 50 practice areas were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Best Lawyers also recognized 11 of the attorneys listed as “Lawyers of the Year”:


  • David L. Balser – First Amendment Law
  • Andrew T. Bayman – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Sarah R. Borders – Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Holmes J. Hawkins III – Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Hector E. Llorens Jr. – Banking and Finance Law
  • Christopher A. Wray –Criminal Defense: White Collar


  • R. Doak Bishop – Arbitration
  • John P. Bowman – International Arbitration – Governmental

Washington, D.C.

  • Joseph W. Dorn – International Trade and Finance Law
  • Lloyd N. Hand – Government Relations Practice
  • Dixie L. Johnson – Administrative / Regulatory Law

These individuals received particularly positive peer reviews for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Best Lawyers chooses only a single lawyer within each specialty and region for this distinction. To view the complete list of King & Spalding lawyers ranked in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America, click here.

The Best Lawyers in America guide has been called “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice” by Corporate Counsel magazine. For the 2016 edition, the guide drew from nearly 6.7 million confidential evaluations by leading attorneys across the country.

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