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August 21, 2020

The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 128 King & Spalding Lawyers in its 2021 Guide

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2020 — The Best Lawyers in America guide has included 128 King & Spalding lawyers, selected by their peers, in its 2021 edition. 

In addition, Best Lawyers named six King & Spalding partners Lawyers of the Year in their jurisdictions for receiving the “highest overall peer feedback.”

The firm’s Lawyers of the Year are:


  • Meghan Magruder - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Floyd C. Newton III - Banking and Finance Law
  • Richard A. Schneider - Litigation - Antitrust
  • Robert Thornton - Securities / Capital Markets Law


  • Javier H. Rubinstein - International Arbitration - Commercial

Washington, D.C.

  • Abraham N.M. Shashy, Jr. - Tax Law

Best Lawyers also published its first-ever “Ones to Watch” list, which recognizes 25 King & Spalding lawyers who are earlier in their careers for “outstanding professional excellence in private practice.” 

To view the complete list of King & Spalding lawyers ranked in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, click here.  To view the “Ones to Watch” list, click here.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Only a single lawyer is chosen within each specialty and region for the Lawyer of the Year distinction.

About King & Spalding
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