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June 10, 2021

Legal 500 United States 2021 Ranks King & Spalding Practices Among the Top in the Nation

LONDON, June 10, 2021 — The Legal 500 United States 2021 guide has recognized King & Spalding with 53 practice rankings, including 10 Tier-1 rankings.

The guide names King & Spalding lawyers to its Hall of Fame list in 12 categories and ranks 14 lawyers as Leading Lawyers — designations given to the most outstanding lawyers in their fields. Legal 500 also lists 13 King & Spalding lawyers as Next Generation Partners and Rising Star Associates in recognition of their growing profiles in their practice areas. In addition, individual King & Spalding lawyers earned more than 250 mentions in the guide’s editorial.

The full list of the firm’s Legal 500 U.S. 2021 practice rankings follows. To view the full rankings, click here.


  • Civil litigation/class actions: defense
  • Merger Control

Dispute Resolution

  • Appellate: Supreme Court (Federal and State)
  • Appellate: Courts of Appeals
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals
  • E-discovery
  • General Commercial Disputes
  • International Arbitration
  • International Litigation
  • International Trade
  • M&A: Litigation: Defense
  • Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: automotive/transport
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products (including tobacco) -Defense
  • Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort
  • Securities Litigation: Defense


  • Capital Markets: Debt
  • Capital Markets: Equity
  • Commercial Lending: Advice to Borrowers
  • Commercial Lending: Advice to Lenders
  • Project Finance
  • Structured Finance: Securitization


  • Government Relations

Industry Focus

  • Education
  • Energy Litigation: Oil & Gas
  • Energy Regulation: Oil and Gas
  • Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas
  • Environment: Litigation
  • Environment: Regulatory
  • Environment Transactional
  • Healthcare: Advice to Service Providers
  • Healthcare: Life Sciences
  • Insurance: Advice to Policyholders
  • Insurance: Non-contentious
  • Transport: Aviation & Air Travel Finance
  • Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • Transport: Rail and Road – Litigation and Regulation

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright
  • Patent Litigation: ITC
  • Trademarks: Litigation
  • Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Investment Fund Formation & Management

  • Private Equity Funds

Labor and Employment

  • Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional
  • ERISA Litigation

Media, Technology and Telecoms

  • Cyber Law (including data privacy and data protection)

M&A/Corporate and Commercial

  • M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
  • Private Equity Buyouts
  • Venture Capital and Emerging Companies 

Real Estate

  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts