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 and practice groups are recognized by Best Lawyers in America in seven practice areas with the highest tier rankings, by Chambers USA with California rankings in General Commercial Litigation, Healthcare, Environmental, and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, and nine Daily Journal Verdicts of the Year. Distinguishing our firm, we are in trial virtually 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 four 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 unique experience in international arbitration and dispute resolution, including in Southeast Asia.
HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES
Ranked in Tier 1 by Best Lawyers, our healthcare attorneys comprise one of California’s largest and most diverse groups, representing 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 represent pharmaceutical and life sciences companies in their most complex cases. We also provide business and regulatory advice on complex issues under federal and state law, including fraud and abuse.
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 the state’s most difficult jurisdictions. We serve as national coordinating and discovery counsel in MDL and Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings.
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
Recognized as top lawyers by The Daily Journal, our Global Human Capital and Compliance team works at the cutting edge of employment disputes and compliance, as well as strategic workforce management issues. We handle wage and hour class actions, protection of trade secrets, restraint of trade matters, independent contractor classification, and many other areas.
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.