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July 8, 2014

Legal 500 US Ranks 21 King & Spalding Practices, Recognizes 79 of Firm’s Lawyers in 2014 Guide to Leading U.S. Law Firms

LONDON, July 8, 2014 — Legal 500 has once again recognized King & Spalding as one of the foremost law firms in the United States, ranking 21 of the firm’s practices as among the best in the nation and recognizing 79 individual lawyers for their contributions to their fields in the publisher’s 2014 edition of its U.S. guide.

In addition, the firm was named a finalist for the 2014 Legal 500 USA Law Firms Award in the categories of Healthcare and International Trade. Legal 500 selected the award finalists based on its research for its 2014 guide, which included more than 50,000 interviews of law firms and their clients.

In the Legal 500 United States 2014 guide, the firm retained its Tier 1 rankings in the categories of “Energy: Litigation,” “International Arbitration” and “Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Toxic Tort.” Also, seven King & Spalding lawyers were listed in the elite “leading lawyers” list, considered among the most outstanding lawyers nationwide:

  • Robert Meadows (“Energy: Litigation” and “Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense – Toxic Tort”)
  • Edward Basile (“Healthcare: Life Sciences”)
  • Dennis Barry (“Healthcare: Service Providers”)
  • Doak Bishop (“Litigation: International Arbitration”)
  • John Bowman (“Litigation: International Arbitration”)
  • Joseph Dorn (“Litigation: International Trade”)
  • Chilton Varner (“Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense – Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices”)

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

Finance: Project Finance (Tier 5)

  • Kenneth Culotta
  • Scott Greer
  • Kathryn Marietta
  • Philip Weems

Industry Focus: Energy – Litigation (Tier 1)

  • Charles Correll
  • Tim Engel
  • Robert Meadows (Leading Lawyer)

Industry Focus: Energy – Regulatory (Tier 2)

  • James Bowe
  • Tim Engel
  • Neil Levy
  • Grace Su
  • David Tewksbury

Industry Focus: Energy – Transactions (Tier 3)

  • Kenneth Culotta
  • Scott Greer
  • John Keffer
  • Kathryn Marietta
  • Philip Weems

Industry Focus: Environment – Litigation (Tier 4)

  • Patricia Barmeyer
  • Tracie Renfroe

Industry Focus: Healthcare – Life Sciences (Tier 2)

  • Edward Basile (Leading Lawyer)
  • Mark Brown
  • Gina Cavalier
  • Michael Petty

Industry Focus: Healthcare – Service Providers (Tier 2)

  • Dennis Barry (Leading Lawyer)
  • Andrew Bayman
  • Gary Eiland
  • Jay Harris
  • Thomas Hawk
  • Glen Reed
  • Richard Shackelford

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

  • Holmes Hawkins
  • Kathleen McCarthy

Litigation: International Arbitration (Tier 1)

  • Roberto Aguirre Luzi
  • Doak Bishop (Leading Lawyer)
  • Henry Burnett
  • John Bowman (Leading Lawyer)
  • Wade Coriell
  • Edward Kehoe
  • Caline Mouawad
  • Reginald Smith

Litigation: International Trade (Tier 2)

  • Christopher Cloutier
  • Joseph Dorn (Leading Lawyer)
  • Stephen Jones
  • Stephen Orava
  • Christine Savage
  • Michael Taylor
  • Mark Wasden

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

  • Halli Cohn
  • Philip Holladay

Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense – Consumer Products (Including tobacco) (Tier 4)

  • Randy Bassett
  • Jeffrey Furr
  • Richard Schneider

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

  • Andrew Bayman
  • Stephen Devereux
  • Bruce Hurley
  • Chilton Varner (Leading Lawyer)
  • Robert Woo
  • Donald Zimmer

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

  • Jeremiah Anderson
  • Kevin Buster
  • Charles Correll
  • Gennaro Filice
  • Nicholas Kayhan
  • Robert Meadows (Leading Lawyer)
  • Tracie Renfroe
  • Richard Schneider

Litigation: Securities – Shareholder Litigation (Tier 5)

  • Paul Bessette
  • James Capra
  • Dixie Johnson
  • Michael Smith

Litigation: Appellate (Tier 2)

  • Jeffrey Bucholtz
  • Daryl Joseffer
  • Ashley Parrish

Litigation: Supreme Court (Tier 3)

  • Jeffrey Bucholtz
  • Daryl Joseffer
  • Ashley Parrish

Litigation: White Collar Criminal Defense (Tier 5)

  • Gary Grindler
  • Zachary Harmon
  • Andrew Hruska
  • Mark Jensen
  • Brandt Leibe
  • Wick Sollers
  • Courtney Trombly
  • Christopher Wray

Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: M&A – Middle Market (Tier 3)

  • Raymond Baltz, Jr.
  • Michael Egan

Real Estate & Construction: Construction (Tier 2)

  • Doak Bishop
  • Scott Chalmers
  • Scott Greer
  • Craig Ledet

Real Estate & Construction: Real Estate (Tier 4)

  • Sarah Borders
  • Matthew Bromberg
  • Clayton Howell

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