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October 1, 2018

King & Spalding’s Austin Office Adds Litigation Partner


AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 1, 2018 — King & Spalding today announced that Mel D. Bailey has joined as a partner in the firm’s Trial and Global Disputes practice group in the Austin office. Bailey has handled high-profile product liability and business litigation cases for more than 30 years. He has ample trial experience in the most challenging venues in the United States, having tried cases in Texas, California, New York, New Jersey, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada and Florida.

“Mel will add depth and breadth to our trial bench for tort litigation, particularly for pharma and medical device, toxic torts and environmental, tobacco and consumer products cases,” said Andy Bayman, leader of King & Spalding’s Trial & Global Disputes practice group. “Mel is a very experienced and able trial lawyer who has tried more than 65 cases to verdict in his career.” 

Bailey’s extensive courtroom experience has resulted in representation of some of the country’s most influential corporate clients in complex and high-stakes litigation, such as talc and asbestos cases.

“Mel is a well-regarded lawyer in the Texas legal community, and is held in high esteem for his quick mind and ability to help his clients navigate the challenges of protracted litigation,” said Mike Stenglein, managing partner of the Austin office. “Mel enables us to provide our clients access to counsel who has handled significant matters in a variety of jurisdictions throughout the  country.”

Bailey joins the firm from Bailey, Crowe, Arnold & Majors. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. 

“Having worked with King & Spalding partners Doc Schneider and Alexander Calfo over the years has enabled me to experience firsthand the creativity and meticulous preparation of the firm’s trail lawyers,” said Bailey. “I am thrilled to be joining the firm’s dispute team, which has a great reputation for successfully defending the best interests of its clients.”

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