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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 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

Top Ten Georgia GC Compensation

: Daily Report : August 28, 2015

Here are the top 10 highest compensated GCs we found in Georgia.

Jason Carter Says Taking on New Role at Carter Center Won't Affect His Law Practice

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : August 27, 2015

Last week's news that Jason Carter will take a greater role with the Carter Center as his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, receives cancer treatment has created a misimpression that the younger Carter would like to correct.

Deal Watch: Am Law Trio Fuels Up on $14.8B Oil Services Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2015

Dealmakers saw the upside of sunken oil prices yet again this week.

Justices to Weigh Meaning of Extortion

Jamie Schuman : Supreme Court Brief : August 26, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case in October that may hinge on the meaning of two words: "from another." The outcome could have a big effect on the charging power of federal prosecutors.

The Dilly in Philly: Clement v. Olson

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 26, 2015

It was the legal equivalent of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao matchup: in one corner, the 42nd solicitor general of the United States, Theodore Olson. In the other, the 43rd SG, Paul Clement, plus a team from Skadden. Clement scored the KO before the Third Circuit, beating an attempt by the state of New Jersey to legalize sports betting.

Volatile Stocks? Lawyers Check Their Risk Exposure

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : August 25, 2015

"It's not like a fire drill," says one attorney. Still, in-house and Am Law 100 lawyers are identifying currency and collateral risks.

Third Circuit Rules on Behalf of Former O&G CEO in Investor Fraud Case

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : August 20, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit entered a permanent injunction forbidding the group of former limited partners of SemCrude from proceeding in state court in their shareholder derivative lawsuit against SemCrude.

Grand Jury Indicts Ex-DeKalb Judge Over Her Dealings With JQC

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 20, 2015

A former DeKalb County Superior Court judge has been indicted by a Cobb County grand jury on charges that she lied to the state judicial watchdog agency about her handling of a public corruption case.

The Billy Graham Rule and the Modern Law Firm

Randy Evans and Shari Klevens : The Recorder : August 19, 2015

Segregating attorneys by gender can impede professional development and lead to ethics complications, write Randy Evans and Shari Klevens.

Chinese GC Ordered to US for Deposition in Patent Case

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 17, 2015

A federal judge has ordered the general counsel of a Chinese corporation to come to the United States for a deposition in a patent case, despite the attorney's fear of a possible arrest upon entry by U.S. authorities in a criminal investigation into a violation of the embargo against the Iranian regime.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 17, 2015

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

BAR-ometer: DLA Defection

: The Recorder : August 14, 2015

Plus, a discrimination suit against the DA. And dockets get downsized.

Atlanta Lawyers at Jones Day Help Flowers' Bread Deal Rise

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 14, 2015

Atlanta lawyers at three firms, Jones Day, King & Spalding and Alston & Bird, advised clients on several major deals announced this week.

Former JQC Chairman Says Becker Charges Set 'Terrible Precedent'

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 12, 2015

A former chairman of the state judicial watchdog commission says the criminal investigation of a former DeKalb County Superior Court judge for making allegedly false statements to commissioners and staff during a private meeting last year is "a horrible idea and a terrible precedent."

King & Spalding Snags Health Care Team in Sacramento

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 11, 2015

King & Spalding has recruited a four-partner team of health care lawyers from DLA Piper to expand its health care practice to California.

Gate City Names Four Atlanta Lawyers to Its Hall of Fame

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 11, 2015

The Gate City Bar Association has named four inductees for its 2015 Hall of Fame: Emmet Bondurant of Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Alford Dempsey Jr., Sam Matchett of King & Spalding and Michael Thurmond of Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak.

Two Civil Rights Leaders Credit Lawyers for Voting Rights

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : August 11, 2015

Lawyers marking the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act filled an auditorium at Emory University law school Monday night to pay tribute to Rep. John Lewis, but he turned the tables on them, crediting lawyers—especially the one sitting next to him—for helping him survive the violence and arrests he endured in the civil rights movement.

Appellate Lawyer From Holland & Knight Launches Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 11, 2015

Lee Kynes has left Holland & Knight to start his own firm, Kynes Law, handling appellate matters and litigation support.

Asia Still Sees Fewer Big Arbitrations

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 10, 2015

The latest Arbitration Scorecard finds only seven—out of 128—billion-dollar disputes that are being heard in Asia. But Asian arbitral institutes in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and beyond see no shortage of smaller cases.

King & Spalding Is California Bound, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 09, 2015

Eight lawyers are leaving DLA Piper's outpost in Sacramento for King & Spalding; Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses two structured finance partners; more partnership changes at K&L Gates; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : August 07, 2015

Six firms announce additions, while Kelley Drye and Katten Muchin have elected new partners.

Smoker's Estate Wins Award But for Fraction Sought

: VerdictSearch : August 05, 2015

Baker Donelson Expands Consumer Financial Litigation Group

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 04, 2015

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz has hired three lawyers in Atlanta for its consumer financial litigation and compliance group: Teresa Bailey, Teah Glenn Kirk and Craig Nazzaro. All three joined as of counsel.

Thompson Is Among Ex-Prosecutors Who Back Georgia Death Row Inmate

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 03, 2015

Eight veteran prosecutors, among them former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson, have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to "recognize, and refuse to condone, the blatant illegality of the prosecutorial misconduct" that led to a Georgia death row inmate's sentence.

Deposition Battle Heats Up Over GM's Valukas Report

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

General Motors Co. and plaintiffs lawyers are fighting over the scope of the upcoming deposition of the lawyer whose report on the company's ignition-switch defect blamed a handful of employees for the fiasco.

Fulton Development Authority Approves Extra-Territorial Financing for I-285/Ga.-400 Overhaul

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 03, 2015

The Development Authority of Fulton County paved the way last week for a tax-exempt bond offering up to $700 million to help pay for the massive reconstruction of the Interstate 285 and Georgia 400 interchange—which the Georgia Department of Transportation has called the largest in its history. In an unusual twist, a Wisconsin government agency is proposing to issue the bonds.

INADMISSIBLE: Bar Associations Side Against 'The Slants'

: The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

In a case testing the government's authority to reject trademarks it deems disparaging, a pair of Asian-American bar associations have sided against an Asian-American rock band attempting to register its name as The Slants. Plus more in this week's column.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

Former Deputy US AG and Pepsico GC Goes to Finch McCranie

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 29, 2015

After retiring for the second time as PepsiCo's general counsel, Larry Thompson has joined Atlanta firm Finch McCranie. Thompson spent his career in Atlanta until becoming U.S. deputy attorney general in 2001.

Litigation Funder Burford Capital Eyes Lending to Firms

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 28, 2015

Burford Capital, the world's largest litigation funder, is getting into the business of lending to law firms, the firm's CEO announced during an earnings call Tuesday. Burford announced record income and record amounts of new investments during the first half of 2015.