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December 8, 2015

Daily Report Names King & Spalding Top Insurance Litigation Department

ATLANTA, Dec. 8, 2015 — The Daily Report has named King & Spalding the top insurance litigation department among large firms in its annual Litigation Department of the Year survey.

Winners were selected based on significant litigation results obtained by firms’ Georgia-based lawyers over the last year, and were honored at an awards dinner in Atlanta on Nov. 19. King & Spalding won for its “blockbuster year,” according to the publication, earning wins on behalf of policyholders such as First Horizon, First Tennessee Bank, Columbian Chemicals and SunTrust Bank.

“It was a good year,” Anthony Tatum told the Daily Report. “The firm represented two financial institutions in a cross-office and cross-practice group, which is a strategic area of focus for us. These were all difficult cases but we don’t shoot and aim later. Behind these cases was a lot of consultations to get things resolved short of litigation. However, we have a reputation of doing well before juries, which is also a competitive advantage.”

Among the King & Spalding successes noted by the Daily Report were:

  • Obtaining a settlement two weeks prior to trial for First Horizon in a $55 million insurance coverage dispute;
  • Persuading a judge to issue a discovery order—on behalf of Columbian Chemicals in a $90 million toxic tort case—that found defendant insurers had waived all objections and privileges;
  • Being named insurance counsel by SunTrust Bank on all its claims—worth more than $500 million—related to the 2008 credit crisis; and
  • Being retained by First Horizon and First Tennessee Bank in their efforts to obtain $75 million in insurance coverage under bankers professional liability coverage.

“We are honored by the Daily Report’s recognition of our outstanding insurance litigators, and congratulate the Atlanta team for their success,” said Robert Meadows, head of King & Spalding’s Business Litigation practice group.

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