King & Spalding’s Los Angeles office has one of the most dynamic trial, white collar, transactional and regulatory counseling practices in California. Our industry teams are recognized by Best Lawyers in America with its highest Tier 1 ranking for Health Care Law, Environmental Litigation, Product Liability Litigation and Corporate Law, the CVN Top National Verdict of the Year for 2018, and seven Daily Journal Verdicts of the Year. Distinguishing our firm, we are in trial every month, in jurisdictions across California and nationwide. Our deep and diverse bench of over 60 attorneys led by managing partner Peter Strotz includes many of the state’s best trial lawyers with five former Assistant U.S. Attorneys and more than 23 lawyers rated among the nation’s top attorneys by Best Lawyers, Chambers, Law360 and Legal 500.
CLASS ACTION DEFENSE
We are a national class action practice in state and multidistrict litigation with decades of experience in defending claims of consumer fraud, breach of contract, warranties, and fiduciary duties, labor and employment issues, technology and social platforms, unjust enrichment, fair lending and credit reports, data privacy and security, and disability discrimination.
COMMERCIAL LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION
Leading companies choose our commercial trial lawyers for their most important cases, including the energy, pharmaceutical, life sciences, infrastructure, technology and transportation industries. We have litigated before virtually every federal district judge in Los Angeles and Orange County, and many state courts and arbitration tribunals in California. We have a unique focus in international arbitration and dispute resolution, including in Southeast Asia.
HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES
As one of California’s largest and most diverse groups, our healthcare attorneys represent providers, suppliers and manufacturers in litigation and arbitration of managed care disputes, agency investigations and qui tam actions, recovering and saving our clients hundreds of millions of dollars. We also provide business and regulatory advice on complex issues under federal and state law, including fraud and abuse, FDA regulations and data privacy. In addition, our healthcare transactions team has successfully completed dozens of high profile and cutting-edge deals for top-ranked health systems, academic medical centers and government-owned facilities via mergers, innovative joint ventures, large-scale affiliations and other collaboration models.
ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
A four-time winner of Law360’s Environmental Practice Group of the Year, our environmental lawyers comprise one of the most respected practices on the West Coast. Companies in chemicals, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, real estate and transportation turn to our advice for the full range of complex environmental, health and safety issues, and for environmental, toxic tort and land use litigation.
NATIONAL AND CALIFORNIA PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION
Named Product Liability Practice Group of the Year by Law360 for six consecutive years, our product liability lawyers have obtained defense verdicts in the automotive, medical device, toxic tort and heavy industry sectors in some of the state’s most difficult jurisdictions. The group also serves as national coordinating counsel and national discovery counsel in Multi-District Litigation and Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings.
SPECIAL MATTERS, WHITE COLLAR AND GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS
Highly ranked by Chambers and twice named White Collar Practice Group of the Year by Law360, our California Special Matters team is led by former federal prosecutors dedicated to white-collar defense, internal investigations, crisis management, civil and regulatory enforcement matters, and compliance counseling across the nation and around the globe. We are sought by clients for counseling in high-profile and sensitive matters where the stakes are the highest.
CORPORATE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Highly recommended by Chambers, our corporate transactions practice includes M&A, joint ventures and collaborations, strategic investments, finance and capital markets, licensing and commercial services agreements. We represent some of the state’s leading companies in finance, life sciences, technology, social media platforms, manufacturing and retail.