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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 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 $934,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 29th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 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

Rookies Take Bat Before High Court

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : October 12, 2015

King & Spalding associate Ethan Davis made his high court debut on Tuesday—a rare feat for a law firm associate. Davis argued for a former Baltimore police officer charged in an extortion conspiracy. "The intensity of it was something that you can't prepare for," he said.

Dentons Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The world's soon-to-be-largest firm by attorney head count continues to expand; Honigman Miller hires again in Chicago; Ice Miller opens in New York; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

King & Spalding Touts State AG Practice With New Alliance

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2015

K&S became the latest defense firm to trumpet its state AG expertise and its connections with top state law enforcers this week, announcing a partnership with former Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

Judges and Lawyers Gather to Pray for Peace and Pay Tribute to Charleston [SLIDESHOW]

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : October 08, 2015

Atlanta lawyers embraced the people of Charleston, South Carolina, on Thursday by honoring the minister and the mayor who turned hate into love after nine worshippers were killed in a church.

Morning Wrap: The 'Intensity' of Arguing in High Court | Dewey Deadlock | Goodbye, Mandatory Arbitration?

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : October 07, 2015

Reflections from a King & Spalding associate on his first argument in the Supreme Court. The D.C. Circuit clears a path for U.S. District Judge Richard Leon to again rule against the feds in a suit over NSA surveillance. The jury in the Dewey & LeBouef trial is struggling to reach a verdict. And a consumer agency wants to make it easier to bring class actions against financial firms. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

Baltimore Cop's Extortion Case Raises Question of Prosecutorial Overreach

Zoe Tillman : Supreme Court Brief : October 06, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considered how much flexibility prosecutors should have to bring charges for an extortion conspiracy when the person paying the bribe is in on the scheme.

Employment Partner Makes Mid-Career Switch to Taylor English

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 06, 2015

Alisa Cleek has joined Taylor English Duma from labor and employment boutique Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson, where she was an equity partner.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 05, 2015

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

Arent Fox Adds Tech Transactions Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Another practice leader leaves Kaye Scholer; Blank Rome bags a handful of new hires; Day Pitney poaches a five-partner real estate team; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

King & Spalding Adds Corporate Partner in SF

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 01, 2015

Geoffrey Leonard comes from Ropes & Gray.

Six Firms to Be Honored for Litigation Success

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : September 29, 2015

The Daily Report's editorial department is recognizing six firms in its annual Litigation Department of the Year section, which will publish on Nov. 19. The awards, which will be given at an event that evening, honor work that resulted in wins in 2014.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : September 28, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Supreme Court's Patent Plate Is Empty—For Now

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 25, 2015

After gorging itself on patent cases the last few years, IP lawyers figure the justices may want to push away from the table this term.

Atlanta Lawyers Advise on Billion-Dollar Buyouts and Other Deals

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 25, 2015

Atlanta lawyers at four firms, King & Spalding, Alston & Bird, Jones Day and Morris Manning & Martin, advised clients on recent big deals. Two of those—King & Spalding client Belk and Alston & Bird client Premiere Global Services—are taking billion-dollar buyouts by private equity firms.

Kirkland Keeping Mum on Role in Volkswagen Scandal

David Bario and Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : September 23, 2015

The scope and timing of Kirkland's involvement is still unclear in a case that could rival the BP oil-spill litigation in scope—not to mention billable hours.

Global Legal Awards: 2015 Global Finance Deals of the Year

: The American Lawyer : September 22, 2015

The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards in finance recognize the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects.

Women Lawyers at Large Firms in Texas [CHART]

: Texas Lawyer : September 18, 2015

Texas Lawyer invited the 25 firms with the largest operations in Texas to participate in our 2015 Women and Minorities Survey.

How to Show a Partner the Door

Randy Evans and Shari Klevens : New Jersey Law Journal : September 17, 2015

Asking partners to leave a firm imposes risks for both the law firm and the departing partner; there are certain steps the firm should take.

More Than 100 Are Still Vying for Appeals Court Seats

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : September 17, 2015

About half of the 200-plus nominees for three new seats on the Georgia Court of Appeals completed extensive applications, leaving Gov. Nathan Deal's judicial selection advisers 110 to review.

On the Rise 2015: Allison Dyer | 34

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 16, 2015

On The Rise 2015: Tippi Burch | 39

Suzanne Monyak : Daily Report : September 16, 2015

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: Daily Report : September 16, 2015

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King & Spalding Takes First Steps Into Tokyo

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 15, 2015

The Atlanta-based firm faces stiff competition from U.S. rivals such as Morrison & Foerster and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in choosing Japan as its second base in Asia.

King & Spalding's Tokyo Office Opens

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 15, 2015

King & Spalding opened a Tokyo office on Friday with four partners from London-based Ashurst who handle energy and resources projects. The launch came after receiving requisite approvals from the Japanese Ministry of Justice.

IP Shops See Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Finnegan Henderson and Kenyon & Kenyon, two top IP-focused firms, see partners peel away on both coasts; Gibson Dunn grows in London; Morgan Lewis adds an Islamic finance expert; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

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: The National Law Journal : September 14, 2015

Deal Watch: Emera, Looking South, Subs Skadden With Davis Polk

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 10, 2015

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised Canadian utility Emera on its acquisition of New England power assets two years ago, but this week the firm took the lead for Tampa-based Teco Energy on the Florida power generator's $10.4 billion sale to Emera.

How to Show a Partner the Door

Randy Evans and Shari Klevens : The Recorder : September 09, 2015

When asking a partner to leave the firm, mind legal, ethical and fiduciary constraints and thoroughly document the decision.

From Russia, With More Data Regs

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : September 08, 2015

The lawyers of King & Spalding have set out the three things in-house counsel need to know about the data localization law in Russia.

Alston & Bird Opens China Office, Expands in Europe

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 08, 2015

Alston & Bird is expanding abroad, opening an office in Beijing and adding three lawyers who handle privacy and data security to its Brussels outpost.