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King & Spalding LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 936
  • Gross Revenues: $1,018,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,090,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,515,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

King & Spalding is an Atlanta-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, King & Spalding has 886 attorneys and is the 34th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,018,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 27th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, King & Spalding ranked as the 36th 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 27 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 27 2 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 Helps Atlanta Score Super Bowl

KRISTEN RASMUSSEN : Daily Report : May 26, 2016

Super Bowl LIII won't kick off until 2019, but the King & Spalding team worked on the game plan for nearly a year to help Atlanta clinch its bid to be the host city.

Atlanta Bar President Passes Gavel and Reviews Year, Including Equal Justice in Law Enforcement Effort

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 25, 2016

Atlanta Bar Association president Harold Franklin passed the gavel to Jim Blitch on Tuesday at the group's annual lunch at the Piedmont Driving Club.

Lawmaker and Former Colleague Team Up for New Firm; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 24, 2016

M. Scott Holcomb, a six-term member of the Georgia House of Representatives (D-Atlanta), and Bryan Ward, his former colleague at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, have formed litigation firm Holcomb + Ward.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cobb County Judge's Race Centers on Experience … and Accusations

Greg Land : Daily Report : May 20, 2016

The race between Cobb Superior Court Judge Reuben Green and challenger Nathan Wade pits a six-year jurist with deep campaign coffers against a lightly-funded opponent who is banging away at what he claims are ethical lapses by the judge.

2016 Firm Financials: The Numbers Are In

: Daily Report : May 19, 2016

Atlanta Firm Financials tells you who's up, who's down and everything in between.

Did the Justices Send a Message to the EEOC in a Legal-Fee Case?

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : May 19, 2016

By ruling in favor of awarding legal fees to a company that the government accused of widespread sexual harassment, the U.S. Supreme Court may have been sending a broader message that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission needs to clean up its act.

Attorneys for Smoker's Family Receive Record $29M Award

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : May 19, 2016

A three-member legal team won the largest tobacco verdict in Palm Beach County history.

Atlanta's Top-Grossing Firms Outpace Am Law 100 Revenue Growth

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 19, 2016

Atlanta's largest firms prospered last year, despite the uncertain economy and continued flat demand for legal services nationally.

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

Habachy Clinches Top Award in Legal Food Frenzy for 3rd Year

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : May 17, 2016

Bankruptcy Partner Jumps From Dentons to King & Spalding to Advise Troubled Cities, Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 17, 2016

Bankruptcy lawyer Mark Kaufman has joined King & Spalding as a partner from Dentons.

'Don't Scream,' and Other Advice for Appellate Lawyers and Law Students

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : May 16, 2016

, a new book, delves into the craft of framing, researching, writing and arguing cases on appeal at the Supreme Court and lower courts.

Huge Sums at Stake in Oracle-Google Rematch

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 08, 2016

If Oracle's lawyers overcome Google's fair use defense, they plan to ask for nearly $9 billion in copyright damages.

Daily Report's Firm Financial Coverage

: Daily Report : May 06, 2016

Reports for the Daily Report's annual firm finance coverage are coming in. Check back often to this page for the latest insights on firm revenue, net income and other metrics.

Kerry Kircher Resigns as U.S. House General Counsel

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 04, 2016

Kerry Kircher has resigned as general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, according to court papers he filed Wednesday in federal cases that involve the House.

Sentenced to Probation, Immigration Lawyer Says Advocacy 'Crossed the Line'

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : May 04, 2016

Norcross immigration attorney Bonnie Youn told a federal judge on Tuesday that she pleaded guilty to illegally helping a client circumvent federal immigration laws because she feared a jury trial amid "the current anti-immigrant political climate in a presidential election year."

$150M Jeep Verdict—Cut to $40M—Heads to Appeals Court

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : May 03, 2016

The battle that led to a $150 million verdict against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for a Jeep that exploded, killing a 4-year-old boy, will continue at the Georgia Court of Appeals in July.

Habachy Tops Online Atlanta Fundraisers as Food Frenzy Nets $128K

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : May 02, 2016

Defending champion Joe Habachy's last-day push in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy put him at the head of other Atlanta teams as online fundraising officially closed at midnight on April 29.

U.S. Deputy Attorney Sally Yates to Give Keynote at University of Georgia School of Law's Commencement

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 02, 2016

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates will deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia School of Law's commencement ceremony on May 21 in Athens.

DLA Piper Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2016

DLA Piper bags new recruits from Skadden and Willkie Farr; Chadbourne & Parke picks up a partner with World Cup ties; Cleary Gottlieb adds an Allen & Overy practice leader; Stroock nabs a former federal judge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ally Hires New Top Lawyer From UMB

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : April 29, 2016

Scott Stengel is moving from UMB to Ally Financial. He's a former partner at Orrick and King & Spalding.

Atlanta Food Frenzy Needs 11K in 10 Hours To Hit Regional Goal

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 29, 2016

With just over 9 hours to go in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, Atlanta-area law firms and legal organizations were just over $6,000 away from hitting their regional fundraising goal of $125,000.

Atlanta Food Frenzy Closes In On Goal As Business Day Ends

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 29, 2016

Law firms and legal organizations participating in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy were only $2,000 away from helping organizers reach their Atlanta regional goal.

Atlanta Legal Aid Kicks Off Annual Fundraising Campaign

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 29, 2016

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society kicked off its annual campaign with its customary spring breakfast for fundraising captains on Wednesday.

Atlanta Food Frenzy Needs $35K in Final Day to Hit Target

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 28, 2016

As Thursday's business day closed, Atlanta law firms and legal organizations participating in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy had raised only 72 percent of its goal for the region, leaving a nearly $35,000 gap to fill by midnight Friday.

With Two Days Left, $50K Needed to Hit Food Frenzy Goal

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 27, 2016

Atlanta participants in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy have just two days left to raise $51,471 for regional food banks to hit the $125,000 goal set by Frenzy organizers for the area.

Fox Rothschild Bets on Big Wealth, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The Philadelphia-based firm bolts on smaller wealth management shops in California and Florida; Jenner & Block rebuilds its government contracts group; Sidley Austin hires MoFo's ERISA head; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Atlanta Firms Clear 50% Fundraising Bar for Food Frenzy

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 26, 2016

With only three days left in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, Atlanta-area law firms and legal organizations participating in the friendly competition have reached 50 percent of their $125,000 regional fundraising goal.