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May 31, 2018

King & Spalding Earns Strong Rankings Results in Legal 500 United States 2018 Guide

NEW YORK, May 31, 2018 — King & Spalding has again been recognized as a top U.S. law firm by The Legal 500 United States 2018 guide, earning practice area rankings in 37 categories. Legal 500 United States named three King & Spalding lawyers to its Hall of Fame and ranked 12 lawyers as leading individuals in their areas of specialty—designations given to the most outstanding lawyers in their fields.

In addition, 12 King & Spalding lawyers are recognized as Next Generation Lawyers, and more than 100 of the firm’s individual lawyers are recommended for contributions to their fields.

The full list of the firm’s Legal 500 U.S. 2018 practice rankings follows. To read the practice and individual write-ups in full, click here.

Dispute Resolution

  • Appellate: Supreme Court (Federal and State)
  • Appellate: Courts of Appeals
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • General Commercial Disputes
  • International Arbitration
  • International Litigation
  • International Trade
  • M&A: Litigation: Defense
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Automotive/Transport
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products (including tobacco)
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Toxic Tort - Defense
  • Securities Litigation: Defense 


  • Capital Markets: Debt Offerings - Advice to Issuers
  • Commercial Lending: Advice to Borrowers
  • Commercial Lending: Advice to Lenders
  • Project Finance: Advice to Sponsor
  • Structured Finance: Securitization


  • Government Relations

Industry Focus

  • Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas
  • Energy Regulatory: Conventional Power
  • Energy Regulatory: Oil and Gas
  • Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas
  • Environment: Litigation
  • Environment: Regulatory
  • Healthcare: Life Sciences
  • Healthcare: Service Providers
  • Insurance: Advice to Policyholders
  • Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • Transport: Rail and Road – Litigation
  • Transport: Rail and Road – Regulation
  • Transport: Shipping – Litigation

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright
  • Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Labor and Employment

  • ERISA Litigation
  • Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional 

M&A/Corporate and Commercial

  • Corporate Governance
  • M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m)
  • Private Equity Buyouts
  • Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

Real Estate

  • Construction (including construction litigation)
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Real Estate

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