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King & Spalding LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 874
  • Gross Revenues: $861,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $985,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,140,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

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 2012 Global 100 survey, King & Spalding ranked as the 37th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, GA, London, NC, NY, Paris and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 31 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 31 -1 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

Forum Shopper's Revenge

Michael D. Goldhaber : Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

Hit by a historic judgment in Ecuador, Chevron used cloak and dagger to expose a historic fraud.

PwC Can't Shake MF Global Malpractice Suit

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : August 27, 2014

The administrator unwinding MF Global called on Kasowitz Benson to sue PricewaterhouseCoopers, claiming that the accounting firm's advice led MF Global to amass enormous exposure to European debt, contributing to more than $1 billion in losses.

Patton Boggs Diaspora Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2014

After a short stint at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a pair of former Patton Boggs litigators have joined several former colleagues at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; a Sidley Austin litigation cochair goes in-house; a former Thelen firm leader retires; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

After Hours: Gate City Bar and GABWA Judicial Reception

: Daily Report : August 25, 2014

The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and the Gate City Bar Association held their annual Judicial Reception on Aug. 19.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 25, 2014

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

Some GM Plaintiffs Seek a Way Around Bankruptcy Stay

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : August 21, 2014

A number of plaintiffs attorneys, hoping to jumpstart lawsuits over General Motors Co.'s ignition switch recalls, are challenging a court order that prevents them from pursuing their claims.

Final Claims in Big Home Loan Fraud Suit are Settled

Greg Land : Daily Report : August 21, 2014

Suit named Countrywide, J.P. Morgan in mortgage- backed securities case

Top Georgia Verdicts 2013

: Daily Report : August 21, 2014

Find out what a case is worth. Top Georgia Verdicts 2013 explores cases covered by the Daily Report and affiliate publication VerdictSearch.

State, MARTA Bonds Put Holland & Knight at No. 1 in Southeast

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 20, 2014

Big bond issues for the state of Georgia and MARTA made Holland & Knight the top Southeastern bond counsel for the first six months of the year, with $1.46 billion in sales.

Chevron in Ecuador: Forum Shopper's Revenge

Michael D. Goldhaber : Corporate Counsel : August 20, 2014

Hit by a historic judgment in Ecuador, Chevron Corp. used cloak-and-dagger tactics to expose a historic fraud.

White-Collar Lawyer Jumps to Paul Hastings from DLA Piper

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 19, 2014

Firm adds Paul Monnin as it expands its white-collar defense practice

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

Rising Stars 2014: Kristina Kopf Thomas | 38

Andy Peters : Daily Report : August 18, 2014

Whether it's romping around the pasture with horses or steering a real estate deal with nearly two dozen different parties, King & Spalding partner Kristina Kopf Thomas likes to get dirty with the messy details.

Bankruptcy Judge Delays Briefing in GM Ignition Cases

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday delayed briefing to give plaintiffs attorneys suing General Motors Co. over ignition-switch defects time to file a consolidated complaint.

Rising Stars 2014: Scott P. Kerew | 39

Paul Shea : Daily Report : August 18, 2014

Look at any of the lists for "Best Undergrad Degrees for Future Law Students" and see how far you need to read down before you find Environmental Science.

Kredible Turns Lawyers Into Self-Marketers on LinkedIn

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 15, 2014

Software uses in-house counsels' behavior to craft lawyers' online persona

Dechert Gets License for Permission to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Dechert Gets License to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Dechert Gets License to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move: A Litigator and a Corporate Lawyer Move to Taylor English

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 12, 2014

Longtime Atlanta lawyers Charles McKnight and Allan Tanenbaum joined Taylor English Duma last week.

Meet the GC: Samuel DeSimone Jr. of EarthLink Holdings Corp.

Mary Welch : Daily Report : August 12, 2014

Samuel R. DeSimone Jr. is the executive vice president, general counsel of EarthLink Holdings Corp., a managed network services and communications provider.

GM Ordered to Deliver Documents to Defect Plaintiffs

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

A federal judge has tentatively ordered General Motors Co. to share documents it provided to Congress and government agencies with plaintiffs lawyers suing over its ignition-switch recalls.

Hanesbrands Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

The chief legal officer of Hanesbrands Inc. handles a myriad of tasks for the $4.6 billion apparel company with a lean legal staff.

King & Spalding Adds IP Partner in Palo Alto

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 11, 2014

Thomas Gray joins from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Chancery Appoints Liquidation Trustee in Credit Card Venture Dispute

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 06, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has appointed a liquidating trustee to oversee the windup of a credit and debit card processing venture between Comerica Bank and Global Payments Direct Inc.

Lawyers Key in Nunn Campaign

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : August 06, 2014

If recently leaked campaign strategy memos are to be believed, U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is looking to Georgia lawyers as a pillar of her bid for Congress.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

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

Cobb Judge Sets Saturday Showdown for Melton v. GM

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : August 04, 2014

The showdown begins Saturday between General Motors and the Cobb County couple attempting to give back a $5 million settlement and sue again over an alleged decade-long corporate cover-up of the ignition switch defect they say killed their daughter.