Lloyd Hand is a senior counsel in King & Spalding’s Government Advocacy practice. Lloyd provides counsel to U.S. Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments and institutional clients regarding legislative, administrative, regulatory and international trade issues, as well as contract negotiations relating to defense and aerospace matters.

Lloyd began his government career in 1957 as assistant to Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson. When Mr. Johnson became president, Lloyd served as his U.S. chief of protocol, bearing the rank of ambassador.

For approximately 12 years, Lloyd served as senior vice president and assistant to the chairman of the board of TRW, a multinational aerospace and defense company. Among other duties, he was responsible for the company’s external relations worldwide, including the company’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C. Prior to becoming an officer of the company, Lloyd served as outside counsel, advising and assisting TRW to enter foreign markets to achieve investment and operating objectives.

In 1984, Lloyd became a senior partner at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand. The firm later merged into DLA Piper LLP, where he remained until joining King & Spalding. 

Lloyd served as a member of the Senior Advisory Group (SAG) to the U.S. European Command, and formerly served on the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel. He holds a T.S./S.C.I. security clearance.


  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Treasurer and Board member of the Blair House
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Council of American Ambassadors
  • Executive Council of Diplomacy, Ambassador’s Advisory Committee
  • Alfalfa Club
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J.D., The University of Texas at Austin

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

LL.B., The University of Texas at Austin

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

District of Columbia