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Tanner Neidhardt is an associate in King & Spalding's International Arbitration and Litigation practice. Tanner’s background combines compelling advocacy, including pretrial motions practice, jury selection, witness presentation and argument to judge and jury, with significant experience developing facts in difficult and complex cases. 

Prior to joining the firm, Tanner served as a Texas prosecutor, where he litigated more than 100 trials to a jury. Before his state government service, Tanner served as a law clerk to retired Hon. Felix Recio of the Brownsville division of the Southern District of Texas.

Tanner also has a diverse background in Latin American issues. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Colombia, studying the country's constitution on its 10th anniversary. Later, he served as a clerk to the Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación in Mexico and the Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, the court of jurisdiction for rights and freedoms throughout the Americas.

Tanner earned a Master's Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas Institute of Latin American Studies. He is fluent in Spanish, from 18th Century legal inquests to modern-day disputes.

Tanner was a staff editor of the Texas International Law Journal and a Latin American Democracy Fellow at the University of Texas School of Law. At Rhodes College, he captained the soccer team to three national tournaments and earned All-American honors at the National Mock Trial Tournament.

Publications

  • With Brad Thompson, “Forecasting Costs and Benefits in Downstream Operation Projects,” Houston Business Journal (forthcoming July 2015). Article also appeared in the King & Spalding Energy Newsletter, July 2015.

Presentations

  • “Jury Selection that Wins” for Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. December 2014.
  • “Preparing Legally Sufficient Search Warrant Affidavits,” for Narcotics Unit of SAPD. December 2014.
  • “Gang and Prison Behavior evidence for trial,” for cadets of Bexar Sheriff’s Office. September 2013.
  • “Effective trial presentation of the Medical Examiner,” for the Bexar County Medical Examiner fellow, and misdemeanor and felony prosecutors.  December 2013.
  • “Testifying in Bexar County courts,” for cadets of the San Antonio PD. July 2012.
  • “Presenting blood alcohol evidence in trial,” for all Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. June 2011.
  • “Selecting a jury in Bexar County,” for Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. April 2011.
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Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law

M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

B.A. Political Science, Rhodes College, cum laude

Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Law Clerk, Hon. Felix Recio, U.S. Magistrate

Intern, , Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nacion, Mexico

Law Clerk, , Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, San Jose, Costa Rica

Spanish

Insights

Article · Source: The Houston Business Journal

August 3, 2015
How To Accurately Bid A Large Downstream Project

Newsletter

July 1, 2015
Energy Newsletter - July 2015

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Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law

M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

B.A. Political Science, Rhodes College, cum laude

Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Law Clerk, Hon. Felix Recio, U.S. Magistrate

Intern, , Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nacion, Mexico

Law Clerk, , Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, San Jose, Costa Rica

Spanish