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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

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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 2012 Global 100 survey, King & Spalding ranked as the 37th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, GA, London, NC, NY, Paris 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

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Atlanta's Big Law Partners Average $700K, Pay Survey Says

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 19, 2014

Compensation gap between equity and non-equity partners is widening, it says

Freshfields Poaches Fried Frank Capital Markets Team

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 19, 2014

Valerie Ford Jacob, the head of the capital markets group at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, is leaving with partners Michael Levitt and Paul Tropp to join Magic Circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York. The moves are the latest high-profile lateral hires by Freshfields in the U.S.

Murtha Elevates Litigator to Managing Partner

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : September 17, 2014

Back when she was in college at Northwestern University, Jennifer Morgan DelMonico majored in music. Oboe performance, to be precise. Since then, she's composed a completely different type of career in the law, one that's now reaching a crescendo.

Ferraro Team Says Victim's Job Was To Smoke, Die

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : September 17, 2014

Allan B. Kaiser and Chris Gottfried won $28 million for the family of a dead smoker by linking his two kinds of lung cancer to smoking.

Judge Certifies Class Over Allegedly Defective Vinyl Guardrails

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : September 17, 2014

Home Depot USA Inc. cannot sink a class action aimed at the company over allegations of defective outdoor railings simply by arguing it does not keep records of individual customers, a Kansas federal judge decided in certifying the class.

King & Spalding Adds Two Health Care Lawyers in Austin

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 15, 2014

Kathy Poppitt and Catherine Greaves leave Cox Smith Matthews and join King & Spalding in Austin.

Alston & Bird Office Revamp Earns LEED Gold Certification

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 15, 2014

Eco-friendly approach to major office renovation is rewarded with the first certification of an office buildout for an Atlanta law firm

Top Georgia Verdicts 2013

: Daily Report : September 09, 2014

Find out what a case is worth. Top Georgia Verdicts 2013 explores cases covered by the Daily Report and affiliate publication VerdictSearch.

Robert Hays Re-Elected as King & Spalding's Chairman

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 08, 2014

King & Spalding's partnership has re-elected Robert Hays Jr. as the firm's chairman for an unprecedented fourth term. His new three-year term begins on Jan. 1, 2015.

In-House Counsel Profile: United Parcel Service Inc.'s Teri McClure

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

United Parcel Service Inc. is the world's largest package-delivery company. General counsel Teri McClure leads a team of 41 in the United States and 72 worldwide.

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 07, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

AG's Office Maintains it Did The Right Thing in Not Disclosing Memo

Kathleen Baydala Joyner and Greg Land : Daily Report : September 05, 2014

Top lawyers confirmed senior assistant's decision not to tell opposing counsel about memo in ethics case

Global Legal Awards: Global Disputes of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : September 04, 2014

The American Lawyer Global Disputes of the Year honor the winning team in transnational cases regardless of the venue.

Miami Jury Awards $28M To Smoker's Estate

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : September 03, 2014

A Miami-Dade jury awards $28 million to the estate of a late smoker in a case against R.J. Reynolds.

Freshfields Bolsters U.S. M&A Ranks With Wachtell, Skadden Alums

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2014

The Magic Circle has had its problems trying to make inroads in the U.S., but Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, one of the London-based legal giants that has perhaps had the most success stateside, is ramping up its bid for transactional work in New York by hiring two former partners from Wall Street stalwarts Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. The new additions come after Freshfields recently saw two partners depart from its U.S. ranks.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : September 03, 2014

Among other recent announcements, Cole Schotz has added Brian Gardner, who will lead the New York construction litigation practice, and Eve Konstan has been named executive vice president and general counsel for HBO.

White-Collar Team Jumps Ship to Baker Donelson

Meredith hobbs : Daily Report : September 02, 2014

Former Homeland Security GC Joe Whitley to head Baker Donelson's white-collar defense practice

Forum Shopper's Revenge

Michael D. Goldhaber : Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

Hit by a historic judgment in Ecuador, Chevron used cloak and dagger to expose a historic fraud.

PwC Can't Shake MF Global Malpractice Suit

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : August 27, 2014

The administrator unwinding MF Global called on Kasowitz Benson to sue PricewaterhouseCoopers, claiming that the accounting firm's advice led MF Global to amass enormous exposure to European debt, contributing to more than $1 billion in losses.

Patton Boggs Diaspora Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2014

After a short stint at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a pair of former Patton Boggs litigators have joined several former colleagues at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; a Sidley Austin litigation cochair goes in-house; a former Thelen firm leader retires; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

After Hours: Gate City Bar and GABWA Judicial Reception

: Daily Report : August 25, 2014

The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and the Gate City Bar Association held their annual Judicial Reception on Aug. 19.


: The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 25, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Some GM Plaintiffs Seek a Way Around Bankruptcy Stay

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : August 21, 2014

A number of plaintiffs attorneys, hoping to jumpstart lawsuits over General Motors Co.'s ignition switch recalls, are challenging a court order that prevents them from pursuing their claims.

Final Claims in Big Home Loan Fraud Suit are Settled

Greg Land : Daily Report : August 21, 2014

Suit named Countrywide, J.P. Morgan in mortgage- backed securities case

State, MARTA Bonds Put Holland & Knight at No. 1 in Southeast

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 20, 2014

Big bond issues for the state of Georgia and MARTA made Holland & Knight the top Southeastern bond counsel for the first six months of the year, with $1.46 billion in sales.

Chevron in Ecuador: Forum Shopper's Revenge

Michael D. Goldhaber : Corporate Counsel : August 20, 2014

Hit by a historic judgment in Ecuador, Chevron Corp. used cloak-and-dagger tactics to expose a historic fraud.

White-Collar Lawyer Jumps to Paul Hastings from DLA Piper

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 19, 2014

Firm adds Paul Monnin as it expands its white-collar defense practice

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.