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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

Going With the (Work)Flow After a Data Breach

: Corporate Counsel : February 25, 2015

With all of the different workflows and stakeholders operating in crisis mode after a data breach, it's easy to get overwhelmed.

The Post-Congress Job Hunt

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

A month and a half after Congress set free almost 50 former House members and a dozen former Senators, the courtship is hot.


Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : February 18, 2015

Relocating its corporate headquarters to Philadelphia, the American Bible Society, a longtime institution at 1865 Broadway, has sold its West Side property for $300 million to AvalonBay Communities Inc. Also, Extell Development Company has relinquished the reins of 212 Fifth Ave. to the joint venture of Madison Equities, Building and Land Technology, and Thor Equities for $260 million.

Firm Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 17, 2015

Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Former Federal Prosecutor Jumps to Chilivis Cochran to Defend Doctors in Whistleblower Claims

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 17, 2015

Scott Grubman, a former federal prosecutor focused on health care fraud investigations, joined Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever on Monday as a partner from Rogers & Hardin.

Lawyers Chosen to Lead Home Depot Data Breach Cases

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 17, 2015

A federal judge in Atlanta appointed co-lead counsel from a half-dozen firms to spearhead the litigation, giving the retailer's lawyers at King & Spalding and Alston & Bird an idea of who their main adversaries will be.

Akin, Covington, Paul Weiss Score Big Fees for NFL Work

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

Two weeks after the Super Bowl, the National Football League released its most recent tax filing, which shows that Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Covington & Burling and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison are reaping the benefits from their off-the-field gridiron efforts.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 12, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Dechert, King & Spalding Beat Back Soverain Patent Appeal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 12, 2015

Handing a win to Victoria's Secret and Avon Products, the Federal Circuit ruled that Soverain couldn't escape an earlier ruling invalidating its patents in case involving the online software retailer Newegg Inc.

Using 'Baseball Arbitration' to Resolve FRAND Disputes

Viren Mascarenhas : Corporate Counsel : February 11, 2015

The high-profile "patent war" disputes have played out in several jurisdictions and have been very costly. Major League Baseball might have a better solution.

State's High Court Approves $2.8M in Offer of Judgment Case

Greg Land : Daily Report : February 10, 2015

Lawyers at Miller & Martin are enjoying a recent victory for a client in an eight-year legal odyssey that included a 6-6 split of the Georgia Court of Appeals and a decision from the state Supreme Court that overturned a precedent of the appeals court.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

King & Spalding Tops 2013's Partner Profit Boost

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 09, 2015

King & Spalding reported substantial increases in revenue and profit in 2014, following a strong 2013.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 09, 2015

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has hired Richard Tarlowe, former head of the complex frauds and cybercrime unit of the Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office, as counsel in its litigation department, among other moves and promotions.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lawyers Engage in a Legal Romp Through Shakespeare's Plays

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : February 04, 2015

The lawyers and judges ensconced at tables at Atlanta's New American Shakespeare Tavern last month had no difficulty identifying Shakespeare's most famous commentary on the legal profession: "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Cadwalader's Partner Profits Take a Hit

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft saw profits per partner decline by 15.3 percent in 2014 while gross revenue remained flat. Revenue per lawyer was down by 3.2 percent. At the same time, attorney head count climbed by 3.4 percent.

Skeptical Judge Gives Lawyers More Time to Keep Client Conversations Under Wraps

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 30, 2015

A federal judge who said he was inclined to let whistleblower lawyers pierce a defendant company's attorney-client privilege to pursue claims that defense lawyers coached witnesses to lie has delayed a decision until March.

Lung Disease Too Early for Engle-Class Award

: VerdictSearch : January 28, 2015

Citing Evidence of Lying, Judge Says Attorney-Client Privilege May Be Pierced in Health Fraud Case

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 28, 2015

A federal judge in Atlanta said that "troubling revelations" about testimony by current and former employees of a national chain of dialysis clinics being sued by whistleblowers prompted him on Tuesday to personally question the employees about whether the chain's lawyers may have prompted them to lie under oath.

King & Spalding Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2015

Five lawyers join King & Spalding, as two others depart; Haynes and Boone heads to Denver; Pillsbury Winthrop adds 10 in Texas; Latham & Watkins lures a well-pedigreed litigator and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.