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November 16, 2022

King & Spalding Shortlisted for “Most Innovative Law Firm” in North America by the Financial Times

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2022 — King & Spalding has been shortlisted in the “Most Innovative Law Firm” category for the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers North America 2022 Awards. The firm is also shortlisted in three additional categories:

  • Innovation in Sustainability:The firm’s Energy and Infrastructure Projects team is assisting Hy Stor Energy in establishing a first-of-its-kind business focused on the production of clean hydrogen, a fuel and feedstock critical to decarbonization. The project is the largest hydrogen hub under development in the U.S. 

  • Innovation in Using Data: The firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group developed a bespoke, client-centric resource tracking all capital sources (private equity funds, family offices, sovereigns, etc.) globally where King & Spalding partners have connections. Lawyers help connect clients to sources, giving clients access to potential funding that might not previously have been available to them.

  • Innovative Practitioner:Joseph Akrotirianakis has helped multiple pharmaceutical companies that manufacture FDA-approved drugs fight off unlawful competition from drug compounders. His recent victories on behalf of pharmaceutical clients have been “first-of-their-kind,” creating new precedents in unfair trade practices law as it relates to drug compounders and extinguishing existential threats to companies’ efforts to bring essential treatments to market lawfully.

FT Innovative Lawyers North America 2022 is a rankings report and awards program honoring law firms and lawyers for developing innovative solutions for the legal industry. The awards ceremony will be held on Dec. 5, 2022, in New York and the report will be published Dec. 6, 2022, in the Financial Times.