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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

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.

Feeling Out the Law: Panel Says Jurors May Touch Plaintiff's Hands to Test Temperature

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : July 28, 2015

With little case law to guide it, a panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled that a Fulton County judge did not err when she allowed jurors to hold the hands of a medical malpractice plaintiff to test claims about their temperature.

Mind the Gap: Hot Market for Midlevel Real Estate Associates

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 27, 2015

While many associates still face sluggish demand for their services, midlevel real-estate associates have become a hot commodity—and there aren't many out there.

King & Spalding's Role in GM Ignition Cases Questioned

: The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Plaintiffs assert that the firm conspired with its client to settle suits instead of reporting defects.

Baker Bags Two Amid Belfast Opening, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Baker & McKenzie opens a back-office outpost in Northern Ireland while making a high-profile addition in London; a bevy of moves at Buchanan Ingersoll; Stroock raids Squire Patton Boggs; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of July 27

: Texas Lawyer : July 24, 2015

Ben Patton has been elected a partner in Katten Muchin Rosenman in Houston, where he focuses on environmental matters.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

King & Spalding Advised Cousins on New NCR Office Tower

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 22, 2015

King & Spalding represented Cousins Properties Inc. on its deal with NCR Corp. to build a 22-story office tower in Midtown that will be NCR's world headquarters.

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 20, 2015

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.

Shearman to Add Arbitration Practice in Hong Kong

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 16, 2015

Partner Nils Eliasson will join from Swedish law firm Mannheimer Swartling in September and specialize in energy-related matters.

King & Spalding Donates $30,000 to Aid Earthquake Victims in Nepal

Suzanne Monyak : Daily Report : July 15, 2015

King & Spalding will donate $30,000 toward relief efforts for earthquake victims in Nepal.

King & Spalding Strikes Back at Bid to Pierce GM Privilege

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : July 14, 2015

King & Spalding has fired back in court against allegations that it helped client General Motors Co. conceal an ignition-switch defect for years.

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

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

Share Economy On Edge Over Worker Status

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 13, 2015

With high-profile court fights calling into question the contractor business model, some companies are considering their options.

Kirkland Pro Joins Sports Analytics Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 12, 2015

A Kirkland & Ellis corporate partner heads to a Silicon Valley sports analytics startup; Epstein Becker & Green snags some epic eyebrows; Morgan Lewis lands a structured transactions trio in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

3 Republican Lawyer-Politicos Start Boutique Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 09, 2015

Three politically connected Republican lawyers—Doug Chalmers, BJay Pak and Tippi Burch—have opened a new political law and litigation boutique, Chalmers Pak & Burch.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Major Conn. Firm Expands Commercial Practice Group

Law Tribune Staff : The Connecticut Law Tribune : July 07, 2015

Two attorneys who were formerly with New York firms have recently joined Cummings & Lockwood's commercial practice group. Both will be based in the Stamford office, where they will be part of a unit that represents public and private companies in complex banking and lending, corporate, commercial real estate, transactional and tax matters.

Daily Report Announces 2015 'On the Rise' Class

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : July 07, 2015

The Daily Report is proud to announce our 2015 class for "On the Rise"—a selection of Georgia lawyers under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the community and will continue to do so in the future.

MoFo Hires Latham's M&A Co-Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2015

Latham & Watkins corporate partner Graeme Sloan in London joined Morrison & Foerster as co-chair of its M&A group; Covington & Burling brings back a high-profile former U.S. attorney general; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pinsent Masons Hires Disputes Specialist in Australia

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 03, 2015

Former King & Spalding Singapore partner Peter Megens is returning home to join the U.K. firm's newly opened Melbourne office.

Chancery Court Rejects GM Ignition-Switch Derivative Suit

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 01, 2015

A group of General Motors stockholders has been denied a chance to file a derivative lawsuit over the company's ignition-switch troubles, with the Court of Chancery rejecting arguments that the board of directors was conflicted by potential personal liability for the faulty switches.

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Singapore: A Tough Market, But Law Firms Can't Stay Away

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

As the gateway to Southeast Asia, Singapore continues to be a hot spot for global law firms. To thrive in such a competitive legal market, firms need to be smart about where they invest their resources.

Lewis Brisbois' Atlanta Office Adds Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 30, 2015

Continuing its hiring spree, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith added three new partners in June from a mix of large and small firms: Frank Brannen from King & Spalding, Jason Wright from Morris Manning & Martin and Terry Finnerty from Ford & Finnerty.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Apple v. Samsung; Eon Corp. v. AT&T Mobility; ASCAP v. Pandora; Chicago v. Purdue Pharma

Supreme Court Sends Google-Oracle Feud Back to SF Judge

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 29, 2015

The copyright case will return to U.S. District Judge William Alsup for a retrial on whether Google has a fair-use defense.

How We Got Here: 13 Key Legal Moments in Gay Rights in Georgia Before Today's Decision

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : June 26, 2015

As lawyers around the country absorb the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which on Friday morning said the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize those marriages from other states, Georgia played a notable role in the history of the legal rights of gay people.