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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

Daily Report's Top 20 Headlines for 2014

: Daily Report : December 18, 2014

This year's top 20 articles rated by number of page views on www.dailyreportonline.com between Jan. 1 and Dec. 18.

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.

AMB Group Recruits GC for Falcons, Stadium and More

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : December 12, 2014

Michael Egan has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel of AMB Group, the parent company of the Atlanta Falcons, the PGA Tour Superstore, MLS Atlanta, Sky Guest Ranch and Atlanta Falcons Stadium Co.

NCAA Fights for Broad Protection Order in Paterno Suit

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 12, 2014

The NCAA is citing its ongoing spat with state officials in a separate case as evidence that a protection order in Paterno v. NCAA should limit pretrial disclosure.

Lance Cooper and the Power of Discovery: One Case, 30M Recalls

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : December 11, 2014

Some lawyers are known for what they do in the courtroom. Lance ­Cooper is known for the heavy lifting it takes to get there.

King & Spalding Advises Sandy Springs-Based Arbor Pharmaceuticals on Sale of Stake to KKR & Co.

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 10, 2014

A team of Atlanta lawyers at King & Spalding advised Arbor Pharmaceuticals, headquartered in Sandy Springs, on its sale of a minority stake to private equity giant KKR & Co. The size of the stake and the financial terms of the deal, announced Dec. 5, were not disclosed.

Skadden Adds Top French Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 09, 2014

A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Falcons Parent Drafts King & Spalding's Egan as GC

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : December 08, 2014

The Atlanta Falcons have drafted a key player from King & Spalding to fill the position of general counsel.

Plaintiffs in GM Ignition Switch Case Seek Internal King & Spalding Documents

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : December 05, 2014

Plaintiffs suing General Motors claiming the carmaker covered up evidence of a faulty ignition switch they blame for their daughter's death want GM's lawyers at King & Spalding to hand over confidential internal notes and memos about the case.

Womble Carlyle Hit With $33M Legal Malpractice Suit

Greg Land : Daily Report : December 02, 2014

The onetime owners of a Kennesaw-based company are seeking more than $33 million in a legal malpractice suit against Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice and four lawyers over what the plaintiffs claim was a mishandled corporate sale.

Miami Jury Awards $21M Against R.J. Reynolds in Smoker's Lung Cancer Death

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : November 25, 2014

A Florida Keys widow and her daughter won the award for the death of Andrew Schleider, a steady customer of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco.

Verdicts Hall of Fame Winners Announced

: Daily Report : November 24, 2014

The Daily Report's business department, in conjunction with our sister publication VerdictSearch, is pleased to announce the law firms that will be honored at our Verdicts Hall of Fame reception and dinner on Dec. 3 at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.

Newsmakers: Week of Nov. 24

: Texas Lawyer : November 24, 2014

Henry S. May Jr., an energy lawyer, has joined Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler in Houston as special counsel.

Tobacco Wars go Global

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Global Lawyer News : November 21, 2014

Big Tobacco's challenges to regulations in Uruguay is capturing the attention of international attorneys who say a decision in the closely watched case could shape policy across the Americas because of the conflict between a nation's public health policy and a company's intellectual property and trademarks.

EARTHLINK: Best Practices for Strategic Management

Mary Welch : Daily Report : November 20, 2014

Sam DeSimone has learned a lot in his 16 years at EarthLink Holding Corp., but he can boil them down to two essentials: Life is short (and wild and precious) and family and friends matter most (including friends at work).

HD SUPPLY: In-House Legal Work

Mary Welch : Daily Report : November 20, 2014

When HD Supply moved to its headquarters beside Cumberland Mall, the executive team located to the secure 17th floor—all except its senior vice president and general counsel Ricardo Nuñez. He opted to have his office on the 14th floor with the rest of his team.

Atlanta Firms Among Top Scorers in LGBT Friendliness Survey

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Law firms again led the top scorers in this year's Corporate Equality Index rating by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Of Atlanta's six largest firms, four scored 100 percent and two scored 90 percent in the rating, which measures how supportive the nation's top law firms and corporations are of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Sidley Austin Snags Houston Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2014

Two Andrews Kurth partners peel off for Sidley Austin in Houston's hot lateral market; a handful of firms make big hires in London; Blank Rome adds a pair from Bingham McCutchen; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Two Solos Team Up to Handle Legal Malpractice and Plaintiffs Cases

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 18, 2014

Douglas Chandler and Bret Moore have joined forces to form Chandler & Moore Law, handling legal malpractice and personal injury cases.

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 17, 2014

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

Health Care Lawyers Pose Tough Questions on Pediatric, Pregnant Ebola Patients

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : November 17, 2014

With the West African Ebola outbreak continuing to rage and another Ebola patient scheduled to arrive in the United States on Saturday, the conversation about legal considerations for health care facilities continued at King & Spalding's offices in Atlanta.

Know When to Identify, Preserve and Produce Text Messages in Litigation

Ronni Dawn Solomon : Daily Report : November 14, 2014

Most in the e-discovery industry would agree that preserving and producing text messages from mobile devices in litigation is challenging, whether the mobile devices are issued by the corporation or personally owned by employees.

King & Spalding Boosts Marketing to Women in IP

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 13, 2014

King & Spalding's female intellectual property partners are banding together to market the firm to their in-house counterparts, part of a broader effort by law firms to make inroads into the shrinking intellectual property legal market.

GM Sharing Ignition Documents With Plaintiffs Lawyers

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 12, 2014

Plaintiffs lawyers are meeting with General Motors Co.'s outside law firm, King & Spalding, in hopes of obtaining internal emails and documents that could show how much the automaker's lawyers knew about a faulty ignition switch.

Judge Orders More DaVita Records Opened in Litigation by Whistleblowers

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : November 11, 2014

A federal judge presiding over a whistleblower case against a national kidney dialysis company has opened more company records to public scrutiny, rejecting defense arguments that the records should not be publicly available because they contain commercially sensitive information.

Skadden, Weil Alum Nab Roles in Dendreon Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2014

In a down year for big corporate bankruptcies, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom bagged a big assignment Monday for Seattle-based biotechnology company Dendreon as the prostate cancer drug maker filed for bankruptcy in Delaware. Also tapped by the debtor as claims agent in its Chapter 11 case is Prime Clerk, a company started last year by former Weil, Gotshal & Manges restructuring partner Shai Waisman.

What Happened After She Helped Nurse at Catholic Healthcare Blow Whistle on her Employer?

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : November 05, 2014

Fort Lauderdale attorneys Marcella Auerbach and Jeb White helped reach a $36.7 million settlement on behalf of a whistleblower in a California medical billing case.