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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 $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 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

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 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 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.

Daily Report's Firm Financial Coverage

: Daily Report : April 29, 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.

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.

Lawyer in Voting Rights Case Sues NAACP Fund, Claiming $76K in Fees

Greg Land : Daily Report : April 26, 2016

The attorney who filed the original suit that led to a settlement of voting rights claims regarding Fayette County has sued the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and the county for about $76,000 in attorney fees he says he is owed from a collective $225,000 the county and school board paid in the deal.

King & Spalding Crosses the Billion-Dollar Mark

Meredith Hobbs : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

A 9 percent increase in gross revenue propels the firm into seven-digit territory.

Report: Who Won (and Lost) the Most Big-Ticket Trials in 2015

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 25, 2016

Big Law litigators love to boast that their firms are ready and willing to take cases to trial. So it's interesting to look at the top 100 verdicts of 2015 to see what firms are actually making good on their threats. The answer is probably not who you'd think.

Georgia Tech Legal Affairs Maintains Food Frenzy Lead

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 25, 2016

The Office of Legal Affairs at Georgia Tech kept its dominant lead over other Atlanta law firms and legal organizations in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy as the fundraising competition entered its second week.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016

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

Atlanta Firms Outperform Am Law 100 in Revenue Growth

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 25, 2016

Four Atlanta-based firms are among the country's 100 highest-grossing law firms, led by King & Spalding, which posted $1,018,500,000 in revenue—breaking the billion-dollar mark for the first time.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The 2016 Am Law 100: Growth Slows for Big Law

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The American Lawyer's annual report on the nation's 100 top-grossing law firms. Full financial results, in-depth analysis, firm profiles, and more.

$13 Million Award Against RJR for Late Smoker's Family

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : April 23, 2016

A Kelley/Uustal attorney won a $13 million verdict Friday against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company.

GCs of Coke, UPS Value Relationships With Outside Counsel, Despite Cost Pressures

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 22, 2016

When the general counsel of UPS and the Coca-Cola Co.'s North American operation talk with their top outside counsel from Alston & Bird and King & Spalding about value, they talk about relationships, not price.

Atlanta Food Frenzy Tops Last Year's Halfway Mark

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 22, 2016

Law firms and legal organizations across Atlanta have surpassed last year's fundraising halfway through the two-week Georgia Legal Food Frenzy competition, raising $41,465 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank in the first week. Last year, participants raised just short of $40,000.

Atlanta Food Frenzy Raises 18% of Its $125K Goal

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 20, 2016

After nearly three days of competition, legal organizations participating in the fifth annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy in the Atlanta metro area have raised 18 percent of their regional collection goal of $125,000 for food banks.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Legal Food Frenzy in Atlanta Reaches 10% of $125K Goal

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 19, 2016

The 2016 Legal Food Frenzy had raised $13,136 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank as of Tuesday at noon—10 percent of the Atlanta goal of $125,000—with 10 days to go in the two-week fundraising campaign for food banks around the state.

Jury: R.J. Reynolds Cigarettes Didn't Cause Smoker's Cancer

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : April 15, 2016

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. defeats a $37.5 million wrongful death lawsuit in the case of a Winston cigarette smoker who died of lung cancer.

Georgia Legal Food Frenzy to Begin Monday

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 15, 2016

Georgia's Legal Food Frenzy kicks off its fifth annual friendly food drive competition on Monday.

General Counsels Discuss Links Between Diversity and Winning Business

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 13, 2016

While law firms' efforts to increase diversity seem to have stalled, the pipeline is expanding at corporate legal departments as more women and minorities become general counsels, Spectra Energy's GC said at an Emory University law school event Tuesday.

Big Firm Vets Start New Careers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2016

Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Goldman Sachs Pays $5 Billion in Latest Mortgage Settlement

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : April 11, 2016

Federal prosecutors today announced a $5 billion deal with the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to resolve claims over the firm's misconduct in packaging and selling mortgage-backed securities from 2005 to 2007.

Atlanta Bar's Summer Internship Program Connects Aspiring Lawyers With Mentors

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 08, 2016

The program exposes high school students to a career in law through paid summer internships in the legal world—and offers intensive training and mentoring in navigating the professional workplace.