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November 6, 2014

King & Spalding Elects 17 New Partners

ATLANTA, November 6, 2014 — King & Spalding announced today that the following lawyers have been made partners in areas of strategic focus for the firm, effective January 1, 2015:

  • Matthew Blaschke, San Francisco (mass tort and pharmaceutical products liability litigation)
  • Ruth Byrne, London (international commercial arbitration and English High Court litigation)
  • Vera De Brito de Gyarfas, Houston (energy transactions)
  • Elodie Dulac, Singapore (international commercial and investment treaty arbitration)
  • Brent Gilfedder, Atlanta (commercial real estate transactions)
  • Daniel Hettich, Washington, D.C. (Medicare reimbursement counseling for hospitals)
  • Lewis Jones, Atlanta (environmental litigation and regulation)
  • Sheryl Kass, New York (commercial real estate finance)
  • Mona Katigbak, Singapore (energy/power plant transactions)
  • Bradley Lingo, Charlotte (professional liability litigation)
  • Merritt McAlister, Atlanta (appellate litigation)
  • Zachary McEntyre, Atlanta (consumer class action litigation)
  • Angus McFadden, Houston (global construction transactions)
  • Preeya Pinto, Washington, D.C. (healthcare reimbursement counseling for drug/device manufacturers)
  • Phillip Sacks, Dubai (investment fund formation and management)
  • Matthew Stewart, Silicon Valley (mergers and acquisitions)
  • Joseph Wetzel, San Francisco (copyright and licensing litigation)

In addition, the firm promoted the following lawyers to counsel:

  • Nicole Bittlingmayer, Frankfurt (real estate regulatory and investment funds)
  • Abigail Bortnick, Washington, D.C. (government and internal investigations)
  • John Carroll, Washington, D.C. (antitrust)
  • Nathan Guest, Atlanta (tobacco products liability litigation)
  • Ehren Halse-Stumberg, San Francisco (government and internal investigations)
  • Blandine Hugon-Pagès, Paris (real estate and real estate investment funds)
  • Esteban Leccese, Houston (international investment arbitration and related litigation)
  • Robert Leclerc, New York (mergers and acquisitions)
  • Glyn Rees, London (English High Court litigation and international arbitration)
  • Bethany Rezek, Atlanta (securities litigation)
  • Chad Werner, Atlanta (leveraged finance transactions)

About King & Spalding
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