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June 8, 2023

King & Spalding Earns Top-Tier Rankings in Legal 500 United States 2023 Guide

LONDON, June 8, 2023 — The Legal 500 United States 2023 guide has recognized King & Spalding with 58 practice rankings, including 12 Tier-1 rankings.

The guide names 13 King & Spalding lawyers to its Hall of Fame list in 18 categories and ranks 24 lawyers as Leading Lawyers — designations given to the most outstanding lawyers in their fields. Legal 500 also lists 16 King & Spalding lawyers as Next Generation Partners and four Rising Stars in recognition of their growing profiles in their practice areas. King & Spalding lawyers received more than 300 mentions in the guide’s editorial.

The full list of the firm’s Legal 500 U.S. 2023 practice rankings follows. To view the full rankings, click here.


  • Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense
  • Merger Control

Dispute Resolution

  • Appellate: Supreme Court (States and Federal)
  • Appellate: Courts of Appeals
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals
  • E-discovery
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • General Commercial Disputes
  • International Arbitration
  • International Litigation
  • M&A: Litigation: Defense
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action - Defense: Automotive/Transport
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products (including tobacco) -Defense
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action - Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action - Defense: Toxic Tort
  • Securities Litigation: Defense


  • Capital Markets: Debt
  • Capital Markets: Equity
  • Commercial Lending: Advice to Borrowers
  • Commercial Lending: Advice to Lenders
  • Project Finance
  • Restructuring (including bankruptcy): Corporate
  • Structured Finance: Securitization


  • Government Relations
  • State Attorneys General

Industry Focus

  • Education
  • Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas
  • Energy Regulation: Oil and Gas
  • Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas
  • Environment: Litigation
  • Environment: Regulatory
  • Environment Transactional
  • Healthcare: Advice to Service Providers
  • Healthcare: Life Sciences
  • Insurance: Non-contentious
  • Transport: Aviation and Air Travel Finance
  • Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • Transport: Rail and Road – Litigation and Regulation

Intellectual Property

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

International Trade

  • Customs, Export Controls and Economic Sanctions
  • Trade Remedies and Trade Policy

Investment Fund Formation & Management

  • Private Equity Funds (including venture capital)

Labor and Employment

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

Media, Technology and Telecoms

  • Cyber Law (including data privacy and data protection)
  • Media and Entertainment: Litigation

M&A/Corporate and Commercial

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

Real Estate

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