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October 1, 2020

King & Spalding’s Chicago Office Adds Corporate Partner

CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2020 — King & Spalding announced today that Tim FitzSimons has joined as a partner in the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments (CFI) practice group in its Chicago office.

“Tim has led public- and private-company multibillion-dollar transaction teams across many industries, and has strong relationships at the senior-management level,” said Todd Holleman, head of King & Spalding’s CFI practice. “This kind of experience gives him credibility that we will leverage as we provide meaningful advice, insights and ideas to investment banks, private equity firms and companies targeting sales and purchases.”

FitzSimons, who joins the firm from Jones Day, has advised companies on public and private transactions totaling more than US$200 billion. He regularly represents boards of directors in public M&A matters, conflict-of-interest transactions, corporate governance, and shareholder activism/takeover defense matters. He also represents private equity and venture capital investors and their portfolio companies.

“Tim’s arrival marks further strengthening of K&S’s offerings in Chicago. Tim’s deep experience, thought leadership and relationships built over years of deal-making with large, sophisticated companies make him a perfect fit to service our clients in Chicago, the Midwest and around the globe,” said Zachary Fardon, managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. “Expanding our public company corporate capabilities in Chicago further supports the continued growth of our finance and restructuring teams in the region.”

 FitzSimons received his law degree from Northwestern University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.

“Joining King & Spalding gives me the opportunity to reunite with former colleagues—Zach, Ted Keim, Matt Warren and others—and to help expand the breadth and depth of services the firm offers,” FitzSimons said. “I look forward to supporting the firm’s entrepreneurial approach to growing successful relationships with clients.”

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