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April 3, 2019

BTI Consulting Names Four King & Spalding Partners 2019 Client Service All-Stars

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2019 — BTI Consulting Group has named four King & Spalding partners – Granta Nakayama, Russell Richards, Wick Sollers and Mike Stenglein – to its list of 2019 BTI Client Service All-Stars. They were recognized for being “unsurpassed in their delivery of client service” in the eyes of clients.

BTI conducted more than 350 in-depth interviews with top legal decision makers at large organizations with $1 billion or more in revenue to compile this year’s list, and respondents were asked to single out by name – unprompted – the lawyers who deliver superior client service.

Granta Nakayama (Washington, D.C.) is a nationally-recognized environmental lawyer and former Assistant Administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As a partner in our Environmental practice, Nakayama represents companies in a range of regulatory and enforcement matters. Prior to his legal career, he served for more than a decade as an engineer and manager of quality control operations in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear service.

Russell Richards (Atlanta) focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate governance. Richards represents public and private companies in corporate transactions across different industries throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, the UK and Europe. He also represents boards of directors, special committees, and chief executives in planning and executing these transactions and regularly advises them on corporate governance matters. 

Wick Sollers (Washington, D.C.) has extensive experience defending pharmaceutical, medical device, and healthcare companies and their top executives in high-profile investigations and litigation. Sollers has represented President George H.W. Bush in independent counsel investigations and coach Joe Paterno and his estate in litigation against the NCAA. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he has tried and argued cases in federal courts across the country including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mike Stenglein (Austin and Houston) is the managing partner of the firm’s Austin office and leader of the Global Construction Disputes practice. Stenglein specializes in arbitration and litigation of business disputes. He has represented corporate clients before tribunals including the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration and the American Arbitration Association.

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