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King & Spalding LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 886
  • Gross Revenues: $934,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,055,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,355,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

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 29 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 29 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


Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : May 20, 2015

Expanding its portfolio with the addition of a luxury hotel, the joint venture of Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH and Ashkenzay Acquisition Corporation has closed on the acquisition of the Marriott New York East Side for $270 million. Also, national real estate firm Madison Marquette recently relocated to 40 E. 52nd St.

Nelson Mullins Scoops Up Two McKenna Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 19, 2015

More lawyers are leaving McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its impending merger with Dentons—this time for Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Jonathan A. Willens and Edward Scarvalone, former Southern District assistant U.S. attorneys have opened Willens & Scarvalone, a litigation boutique, and other announcements.

Numbers Flat at Top 25 Firms in Summer Associate Survey

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2015

Large Texas firms hired 533 summer associates in Texas in 2015, up four from 2014.


: The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Milbank Scores for BMI in Pandora Licensing Row

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 16, 2015

Fresh off a Second Circuit win against ASCAP, Pandora and its lawyers at King & Spalding ran into trouble in their parallel royalty dispute with Broadcast Music Inc.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 15, 2015

Announcements from Troutman Sanders, King & Spalding, Vedder Price, Kaye Scholer, Venable and Farrell Fritz.

Surrounded by Dentists, Lawyer Spots a Niche to Fill

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 12, 2015

After 11 years as a real estate litigator, Angele Rishi is developing a niche legal practice focused on dentists.

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

VOIR DIRE: Know Your Craft

: The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

A beer aficionado says Blue Moon isn't really "craft beer," and an attempted exorcism at King & Spalding in this week's column.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

With More Diverse Selection Panel, District Judges Seek Replacement for Magistrate

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : May 08, 2015

The U.S. District Court is accepting applications from those hoping to replace U.S. Magistrate Judge Gerrilyn Brill, who will retire in January from the Atlanta post she has held since 1994.

Mercedes' Move to Atlanta Includes Its Lawyers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 07, 2015

Mercedes-Benz's U.S. leader, Steve Cannon, introduced himself to the local business community at an Atlanta Press Club lunch Thursday, and said that about 200 people—35 to 40 percent of its staff—will move in July from the old U.S. headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey, to its new home in Sandy Springs.

Appeals Panel Tosses $40M Contempt Sanction, Gives Second Chance to Supplement Company

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : May 07, 2015

A federal appeals court panel has given a do-over to a Norcross company hit with a $40 million contempt order over its marketing of dietary supplements.

Litigators of the Week: Jeffrey Bucholtz and Kenneth Steinthal of King & Spalding

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 07, 2015

As the music industry struggles to adapt to an endless stream of tunes online, Bucholtz and Steinthal reminded ASCAP and the major music publishers of the limits of their clout.

King & Spalding Preserves Pandora Win in ASCAP Royalty Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 06, 2015

The Second Circuit ruled that ASCAP and music publishers can't bypass new media outlets like Pandora when licensing songs from the ASCAP catalog.

Dialysis Company Says Settlement Will Cost $495 Million

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : May 05, 2015

The nation's largest kidney dialysis company has set aside $495 million, including $45 million for legal fees and costs, to settle an Atlanta whistleblower case, according to a report the company made Monday to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Activists Perform 'Exorcism' on King & Spalding in London

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 04, 2015

Opponents of King & Spalding's clients tend to do their talking in court, but activists in London last week took a novel approach: an exorcism.


: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

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

Regulator House Calls: Cybersecurity Examinations and Audits

Dixie L. Johnson and Ehren K. Halse : Corporate Counsel : May 04, 2015

Companies should be on alert that governmental regulator house calls, in the form of audits and examinations concerning cybersecurity, will only continue to increase.

Shot With Our Own Gun?

Michael D. Goldhaber : Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

U.S. lawyers, regulators and courts have been quick to find fault with China's export policies. But how fair have U.S. policies been?

Former NFL Star Burress Indicted for Failed Tax E-Payment

Jennifer Genova, David Bario and Marisa Kendall : New Jersey Law Journal : May 01, 2015

Former NFL star and Totowa resident Plaxico Burress is the first prosecution in New Jersey under a new law "that makes a failed electronic funds transfer (EFT) the same as [writing] a bad check," Acting Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri announced in a press release on Apr. 30.

Holland & Knight Snags 2 Lawyers to Serve Atlanta's Growing Payments Sector

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 30, 2015

Holland & Knight continues its Atlanta hiring spree, adding its fourth partner this month, G. Roth Kehoe, and Robert Green as senior counsel, both from Hunton & Williams. The two corporate lawyers represent electronic payments processing companies, one of Atlanta's biggest but most invisible industries.

Atlanta Firm Financials: Deals Drove Increases Over Drops in Litigation

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 28, 2015

An increase in transactional activity, notably in real estate, drove revenue and profit gains at most of Atlanta's nine Am Law 100 and 200 firms, but the conclusion of major class action litigation caused revenue declines at Alston & Bird and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

2015 Firm Financials: The Numbers Are In

: Daily Report : April 28, 2015

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

Ralph Lauren Must Face Rolex Trademark Lawsuit

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : April 28, 2015

Keeping Ralph Lauren and its lawyers at Greenberg Traurig on the defensive, a judge refused to toss claims that the PTO improperly allowed the company to seek trademark protection for watches bearing the mark "RLX."

Arent Fox Adds Real Estate Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2015

Another batch of lawyers departs McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its merger with Dentons; several Edwards Wildman Palmer legacy partners find new homes; Boies, Schiller & Flexner brings on a Justice Department veteran; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

IP Lawyer Rejoins Former K&Sers at Meunier Carlin

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 28, 2015

Intellectual property litigator John Harbin has left King & Spalding for local IP boutique Meunier Carlin & Curfman.

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.