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June 3, 2013

Legal 500 Recognizes King & Spalding with 20 practice, 87 lawyer rankings in 2013 US Edition

LONDON, June 3, 2013 — Legal 500 is the latest legal directory to cite King & Spalding as one of the foremost law firm’s practicing in the United States. In the 2013 edition of the publisher’s US guide, King & Spalding earned 20 practice rankings, and 71 of the firm’s lawyers earned a total of 87 rankings.

King & Spalding again improved both the number and quality of its rankings in this year’s guide, as it has done every year since Legal 500 began researching the U.S. legal market. The firm retained “Tier 1” rankings in the “energy: litigation”, “international arbitration”, and “product liability and mass tort defense: toxic tort” categories. In addition, seven King & Spalding lawyers were listed in the elite "leading lawyers" list, considered among the most outstanding lawyers nationwide.

A list of the practice rankings and recognized individuals follows below. To read the practice write-ups in full, click here.

Finance - Corporate Restructuring

  • Jesse Austin (Recommended)

Industry Focus - Energy: Litigation (Tier 1)

  • Robert Meadows (Leading)
  • Jeremiah Anderson (Recommended)
  • Doak Bishop (Recommended)
  • Charles Correll (Recommended)
  • Tim Engel (Recommended)
  • Ralph Johnson (Recommended)
  • Lynn McKay (Recommended)
  • Reginald Smith (Recommended)
  • Chilton Varner (Recommended)

Industry Focus - Energy: Regulatory (Tier 2)

  • James Bowe (Recommended)
  • Tim Engel (Recommended)
  • William Rice (Recommended)

Industry Focus - Energy: Transactions (Tier 4)

  • Ken Culotta (Recommended)
  • Scott Greer (Recommended)
  • Philip Weems (Recommended)

Industry Focus - Environment: Litigation (Tier 4)

  • Patricia Barmeyer (Recommended)
  • Doak Bishop (Recommended)

Industry Focus - Healthcare: Life Sciences (Tier 2)

  • Edward Basile (Leading)
  • Mark Brown (Recommended)
  • Gina Cavalier (Recommended)
  • Laurie Clarke (Recommended)
  • Elizabeth Crockett (Recommended)
  • Pamela Forrest (Recommended)
  • Michael Petty (Recommended)

Industry Focus - Healthcare: Service Providers (Tier 2)

  • Dennis Barry (Leading)
  • Gary Eiland (Recommended)
  • Jay Harris (Recommended)
  • Paul Quiros (Recommended)
  • Glen Reed (Recommended)
  • Richard Shackelford (Recommended)

Intellectual Property - Trademarks: non-contentious - full coverage (Tier 4)

  • Bruce Baber (Recommended)
  • Holmes Hawkins (Recommended)
  • Kathleen McCarthy (Recommended)

Litigation - International Arbitration (Tier 1)

  • R Doak Bishop (Leading)
  • John Bowman (Leading)
  • Guillermo Aguilar Alvarez (Recommended)
  • Roberto Aguirre Luzi (Recommended)
  • James Berger (Recommended)
  • Henry Burnett (Recommended)
  • Wade Coriell (Recommended)
  • Edward Kehoe (Recommended)
  • Craig Miles (Recommended)
  • Kevin Mohr (Recommended)
  • Caline Mouawad (Recommended)
  • Jennifer Price (Recommended)
  • Reginald Smith (Recommended)
  • Erika Serran Toussaint (Recommended)

Litigation - International Trade (Tier 2)

  • Joseph Dorn (Leading)
  • Joseph Laroski (Recommended)
  • Stephen Orava (Recommended)
  • John Richter (Recommended)

Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Automotive/ Transport (Tier 3)

  • Andrew Bayman (Recommended)
  • Philip Holladay (Recommended)
  • Chilton Varner (Recommended)

Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Consumer Products (Tier 4)

  • Randy Bassett (Recommended)
  • William Durham (Recommended)
  • Jeffrey Furr (Recommended)
  • Ursula Henninger (Recommended)
  • Ray Persons (Recommended)
  • Richard Schneider (Recommended)

Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (Tier 2)

  • Chilton Varner (Leading)
  • Andy Bayman (Recommended)
  • Stephen Devereaux (Recommended)
  • Theodore Hester (Recommended)
  • Bruce Hurley (Recommended)
  • Robert Woo (Recommended)

Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Toxic Tort (Tier 1)

  • Robert Meadows (Leading)
  • Kevin Buster (Recommended)
  • Paul Johnson (Recommended)
  • Peter Strotz (Recommended)

Litigation -  Securities: Shareholder Litigation (Tier 5)

  • Jeffrey Cashdan (Recommended)
  • Richard Cirillo (Recommended)

Litigation -  Appellate (Tier 2)

  • Jeffrey Bucholtz (Recommended)
  • Daryl Joseffer (Recommended)
  • Ashley Parrish (Recommended)

Litigation -  Supreme Court (Tier 2)

  • Jeffrey Bucholtz (Recommended)
  • Daryl Joseffer (Recommended)
  • Ashley Parrish (Recommended)

Litigation -  White-Collar Criminal Defense (Tier 7)

  • Andrew Hruska (Recommended)
  • Christopher Wray (Recommended)

Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts - M&A: Middle-Market (Tier 2)

Real Estate and Construction: Construction (Tier 3)

  • Scott Greer (Recommended)
  • Craig Ledet (Recommended)

Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate (Tier 4)

  • Sarah Borders (Recommended)
  • Clayton Howell (Recommended)
  • Spencer Johnson (Recommended)
  • Kristina Kopf Thomas (Recommended)

The high praise from Legal 500 follows closely on the firm’s impressive showing in the Chambers USA guide, released in late May 2013.

Each year, Legal 500 reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms in over 100 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and the Caribbean. Based on conversations with thousands of lawyers and clients around the globe, each guide provides the insight required for those in search of legal advice to identify the best law firm for the job.

About King & Spalding
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