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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

HD Supply's GC to Join Local Biomaterials Startup

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 30, 2015

The outgoing general counsel of HD Supply, Ricardo Nuñez, announced in an email to colleagues that his last day at the company is April 1.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Lawyers Want Chancery Court Bill to Die

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Commercial litigators from both sides of the bar plead with lawmakers to kill a bill proposing specialized trial and appellate courts for complex, high-dollar business disputes.

Before the Billable Hour

Mary Welch : Daily Report : March 27, 2015

It was the mid-1960s and associates at Alston, Miller & Gaines were upset about a rumor floating around their tony offices that a clerk was adding up the hours each attorney worked—a new concept called "billable hours."

Jury Awards $13M to Widow in Smoker Case

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : March 27, 2015

A Broward jury awards compensatory and punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris in Oakland Park butcher's lung cancer death.

Lawyers Want Chancery Court Bill to Die

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : March 26, 2015

Commercial litigators from both sides of the bar plead with lawmakers to kill a bill proposing specialized trial and appellate courts for complex, high-dollar business disputes.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : March 25, 2015

An affiliate of Quinlan Development Group, in a joint venture with Building & Land Technology, recently closed on the acquisition of 41 Flatbush Ave. for $89.4 million. Also, ClearSlide Inc. has signed a four-year lease with Tishman Speyer Properties at 183 Madison Ave. for nearly 10,000 square feet.

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2015

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

John Marshall Dean Renata Turner Named Fulton Juvenile Court Judge

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 24, 2015

Renata Turner, an assistant dean at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, has been named an associate judge for Fulton County Juvenile Court, Georgia's largest juvenile court.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 23, 2015

HSF's Southeast Asia Energy Head Leaves for King & Spalding

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 23, 2015

Richard Nelson is among a spate of departures from Herbert Smith Freehills' Asia offices in recent months.

Legal Aid Seeks to Raise $145K to Finish Building

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 23, 2015

Raising the final $145,000 for the Atlanta Legal Aid Society's new building at 54 Ellis St. may hinge on personalized pave stones and the plaintiffs bar.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 23, 2015

Nine firms, including Blank Rome, Dickstein Shapiro and Paul Hastings, announce new additions.

Morning Wrap: Who Should Argue Same-Sex Marriage Cases in SCOTUS?

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : March 23, 2015

Lawyers challenging same-sex marriage bans can't agree on who will make the case in the high court. President Obama speaks out on Loretta Lynch. Charges are expected soon against Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey. King & Spalding snags McDermott's litigation chief. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Revenue Down at Alston & Bird as Toyota, Other Litigation Concludes

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 20, 2015

Alston & Bird's revenue dipped last year, and the firm shed nonequity partners, but its managing partner, Richard Hays, said the firm anticipated and budgeted for the decline after several large litigation matters concluded in 2013.

King & Spalding Snags Pair of McDermott Litigators

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Bobby Burchfield, a management committee member and head of the complex litigation group at McDermott Will & Emery, has left the firm with partner Matthew Leland for King & Spalding. Burchfield joins the firm nearly four years after the departure of former top litigator Paul Clement. His departure from McDermott comes on the heels of a pair of IP partners defecting for Paul Hastings and as McDermott seeks to ramp up its private client practice.

Federal Circuit Restores Oracle Patent

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 20, 2015

For a second time, the appeals court sided with Oracle in its legal battle against Google.

Sally Yates Gets Confirmation Hearing Next Week in Senate

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : March 17, 2015

Sally Quillian Yates, the Obama administration's nominee for deputy attorney general, will have her confirmation hearing on March 24, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Tuesday.

'Extraordinary Circumstances' Led Key GM Plaintiffs From No to Yes

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : March 16, 2015

The lawsuit that launched more than a thousand others—plus 30 million recalls and $35 million in fines and fees against General Motors—came to an end last week because a special mediator working for GM was able to go beyond a $1 million limit to settle cases involving a faulty ignition switch

Musical Chairs at McKenna Long, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 15, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart because of conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Surprise GM Deal Comes Just Before Hearing on King & Spalding's Client Notes

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : March 13, 2015

Four days before a crucial hearing, lawyers announced a surprise settlement Friday for a Georgia couple suing General Motors, alleging that an ignition switch defect killed their daughter.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Fried Frank's Rebound Continues

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

Having just completed his first year as chairman of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, David Greenwald is happy with his firm's "realignment." Fried Frank, which in January announced plans to shutter its offices in Asia, saw gross revenue remain flat in 2014, although profits per partner and revenue per lawyer both hit the highest marks in the firm's history.

22 Make Daily Report's First Lifetime Achiever List

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : March 12, 2015

The Daily Report will recognize four judges and 18 lawyers with Lifetime Achievement Awards as part of the newspaper's 125th anniversary celebration.

The U.S. Offensive in the China Trade War

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : March 12, 2015

When it comes to protectionism, China isn't blameless. But the United States wields its trade laws just as aggressively against Chinese companies.

Two Texas Partners Leave Vinson, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Sidley Austin and Katten Muchin Rosenman snag Vinson & Elkins partners in Houston; Honigman adds a former U.S. senator; K&L Gates bags eight lawyers in two cities; Mayer Brown and Chadbourne & Parke make additions in Mexico City; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of March 9

: Texas Lawyer : March 09, 2015

Wendy B. Mills has joined Kennedy Law in Dallas as a shareholder and vice president. She represents clients in a variety of business-related litigation and transaction matters involving trademark, copyright, contract and employment issues.

$4.4M Verdict Challenged Over Jurors' Hands-on Moment

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : March 06, 2015

Lawyers for a Georgia hospital fighting a $4.4 million medical malpractice verdict on Wednesday asked a panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals to give their client a new trial based on an unusual interaction between a plaintiff and the jurors who heard his case.

2015 New Partners: D-G

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

The Bard Show Reunion Marks 10 Years of 'A Courthouse Line' Productions [SLIDESHOW]

: Daily Report : March 05, 2015

Participants from each of the Atlanta Bar Association's "A Courthouse Line" productions attended the first-ever Bard Show Reunion, held at King & Spalding on Feb. 28.