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June 8, 2022

Legal 500 United States 2022 Recognizes King & Spalding Practices and Lawyers Among the Top in the Nation

LONDON, June 8, 2022 — The Legal 500 United States 2022 guide has recognized King & Spalding with 53 practice rankings, including 10 Tier-1 rankings.

The guide names 9 King & Spalding lawyers to its Hall of Fame list in 12 categories and ranks 18 lawyers as Leading Lawyers — designations given to the most outstanding lawyers in their fields. Legal 500 also lists 11 King & Spalding lawyers as Next Generation Partners and six Rising Star Associates in recognition of their growing profiles in their practice areas. A total of 169 lawyers are mentioned in commentary for their standout contribution to their respective practices. In addition, individual King & Spalding lawyers received more than 250 mentions in the guide’s editorial.

The full list of the firm’s Legal 500 U.S. 2022 practice rankings follows. To view the full rankings, click here.


  • Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense
  • Merger Control

Dispute Resolution

  • Appellate: Supreme Court (States and Federal)
  • 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 and 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: Non-contentious
  • Transport: Aviation and 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 (including venture capital)

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)
  • Media and Entertainment: Litigation

M&A/Corporate and Commercial

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

Real Estate

  • Construction (including construction litigation)
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts