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King & Spalding LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 874
  • Gross Revenues: $861,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $985,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,140,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

King & Spalding is an Atlanta-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, King & Spalding has 874 attorneys and is the 32nd largest firm in the United States.  With $861,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 31st on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, King & Spalding ranked as the 39th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, GA, NC, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 31 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 31 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 32 3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 120 3 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 96 20 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 29 5 Summer programs

In the News

King & Spalding Advises Latest Bidder for New York City Opera

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2015

A month after Duane Morris client NYCO Renaissance sought to rescue the New York City Opera out of bankruptcy, another suitor has emerged with a competing bid. King & Spalding client Gene Kaufman is offering $1.5 million for the opera company, trumping NYCO's $1.25 million bid.

King & Spalding Fights Effort to Open Confidential Notes on GM Ignition Switch

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : January 26, 2015

King & Spalding is fighting an effort to make public what lawyers at the firm said to each other about their client, General Motors, with regard to the company's faulty ignition switch litigation.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 23, 2015

Ten firms announce promotions, while four more have added attorneys.

Fried Frank Chair Discusses Asia Exit

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2015

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson chair David Greenwald says the firm's decision to effectively close its Hong Kong and Shanghai offices and pull out of Asia, as revealed by The American Lawyer on Monday, was a "difficult but necessary decision."

Judge Warns Against Sealing Documents in Home Depot Data Breach Cases

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 21, 2015

A federal judge in Atlanta has told lawyers in litigation over credit and debit card security breaches at The Home Depot that he will reject attempts to seal large portions of the court record.

Home Depot Data-Breach Case Split Between Consumers, Banks

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2015

A federal judge in Atlanta has divided the litigation over last year's data breach at The Home Depot Inc. into two tracks: consumers and financial institutions.

After Long Careers, Am Law Luminaries Look to New Horizons

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2015

From Akin's John Dowd to Vinson & Elkins' Joe Dilg, the start of 2015 has led some lions of the bar to retire. Some, like Dilg, are leaving Am Law 100 life early to try their hand on the business side, while others, such as Baker Botts' Robert Jordan and McGuireWoods' Richard Lieberman, are preparing for book tours.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

King & Spalding Hires China-Qualified Lawyer in New York

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 08, 2015

Ye Cecilia Hong makes the jump from Kirkland & Ellis and previously worked for the now-defunct Coudert Brothers in Beijing.

Former Senator Saxby Chambliss Joins DLA Piper

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 08, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has joined DLA Piper as a partner, the firm has announced. Chambliss will be based in the firm's Atlanta office with the goal of serving a national array of clients.

Federal Circuit Parses Patent in Googacle Spinoff

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 08, 2015

In a dispute proceeding separately from the companies' famous copyright case, Google's lawyer pressed the court to find Oracle's patent anticipated by prior art.

Chambliss Picked DLA Piper for Global Reach

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 08, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he chose to join DLA Piper, which has 4,200 lawyers in more than 30 countries, because of its national and international reach.

New Year, New Staff for AG

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 06, 2015

On Tuesday, Olens confirmed he named policy director Britt Grant to take over as solicitor general, replacing Nels Peterson, who left the state Law Department to be vice chancellor of legal affairs for the University System of Georgia.

Changes Are In Store for Patent Law

Scott Graham : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

The federal judiciary has already adopted tighter pleading standards and discoveThe federal judiciary has already adopted tighter pleading standards and discovery limits that promise to make life even harder for nonpracticing entities when the rules take effect next fall.

A Guide to the Legal Battles Over Tobacco Packaging

Michael D. Goldhaber : Focus Europe : January 01, 2015

Big Tobacco is fighting plain-packaging regulations in court, in the World Trade Organization, and in international arbitrations.

Patent Lawyers Forecast More Flux in 2015

Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 31, 2014

With rule changes in the works, big questions pending on appeal, and patent reform on Washington's agenda, some are urging caution. "The chess board is moving as we speak," says Foley & Lardner special counsel Andrew Baluch.

Public Finance Duo Joins Arnall Golden

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 31, 2014

Bond lawyers Lewis Horne and Sandra Zayac have left Chicago-based Schiff Hardin for Arnall Golden Gregory.

There's More to Tobacco Cases Than Engle

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : December 30, 2014

Richard Daynard of the Northeastern University School of Law says the tide is turning against tobacco companies, who used to prevail on technical matters after smoking plaintiffs had won over juries.

Top Georgia Settlements of 2013

: Daily Report : December 29, 2014

Find out what a case settlement is worth. Top Georgia Settlements of 2013 explores settlements covered by the Daily Report and affiliate publication VerdictSearch. Plus, top 10 case summaries and rankings by category.

Daily Report's Top 20 Headlines for 2014

: Daily Report : December 29, 2014

This year's top 20 articles rated by number of page views on between Jan. 1 and Dec. 29.

Law Firm Leaders See Jumps, Bumps in 2015

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 24, 2014

Data privacy and dealmaking will be hot, the lateral market hopping; midlevel associates could see pay climb—and firms might put the squeeze on office space.

Yates' Path Would Be Unusual Rise to DOJ's No. 2 Post

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : December 23, 2014

If Sally Quillian Yates is confirmed as deputy attorney general, she will have made a somewhat unusual rise through the ranks of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Newsmakers: Week of Dec. 21

: Texas Lawyer : December 22, 2014

Jessica Epperson has joined Polsinelli in Dallas as of counsel to the firm's national corporate and transactional practice.

Friends Celebrate Bob Steed: Raconteur, Lawyer, Author (and Bobblehead)

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : December 22, 2014

Mercer University Press' 25th annual author's luncheon was a formal celebration of the 78-year-old Robert Steed, who received bachelor's and law degrees from Mercer, cofounded its press and began the author's luncheons 25 years ago.

Sally Yates Nominated as Deputy U.S. Attorney General

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : December 21, 2014

President Barack Obama announced Monday afternoon his intent to nominate Sally Quillian Yates, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General, the No. 2 person in the U.S. Department of Justice.

Tax Court Founder Returns to Morris Manning

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 16, 2014

Two years after starting the state's first tax court, Chuck Beaudrot Jr. is returning to Morris Manning & Martin, where he was the firm's senior tax partner for 30 years.

Putative Class Suit Claims Mercedes Fuel System Leaks

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : December 16, 2014

Mercedes-Benz USA faces a suit in federal court in Newark claiming occupants of certain E-Class models face health risks due to gasoline vapor entering the passenger compartment.

Georgia Legal Community Mourns Loss of Attorney Kirk McAlpin

: Daily Report : December 15, 2014

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of former State Bar President Kirk M. McAlpin, who made his mark on the legal profession in both Savannah and Atlanta, on his recent passing.

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.