King & Spalding helps leading companies advance complex business interests in more than 160 countries. Working across a highly integrated platform of more than 1,200 lawyers in 22 offices globally, we deliver tailored commercial solutions through world-class offerings and an uncompromising approach to quality and service.
Trial and Global Disputes: Our experienced disputes lawyers try and arbitrate high-stakes cases every year across the globe in the most challenging jurisdictions for corporate clients. Recognized for creativity, meticulous preparation, and top-rate advocacy, our lawyers help clients navigate the litigation lifecycle, working together from day one to identify business objectives, develop a strategy to meet those objectives, and then execute that strategy. With more than 450 lawyers in 17 offices worldwide, we are uniquely able to staff and manage large and cross-border disputes from filing, to trial, and through appeal. Our lawyers have a variety of expertise across substantive areas, including Appellate Law, Class Action Defense, Commercial Litigation, Construction & Engineering Disputes, Corporate & Securities Litigation, E-Discovery, Insolvency Litigation, Insurance Coverage & Recovery, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Labor & Employment, Product Liability, Professional Liability, and Toxic & Environmental Torts. Working together—one area of expertise informing another—our disputes lawyers provide clients with seamless and efficient representation in the most complex and sensitive matters.
Appellate, Constitutional and Administrative Law
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation
Class Action Defense
Construction and Engineering Disputes
Corporate and Securities Litigation
Insurance Coverage and Recovery
Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Litigation
International Arbitration and Litigation
Labor and Employment
Toxic & Environmental Torts
Government Matters: Clients ranging from Fortune Global 50 corporations to high-profile individuals in every region of the world entrust King & Spalding’s Government Matters practice to guide them through rapidly changing regulatory landscapes, complex investigations by U.S. and foreign enforcement authorities, highly sensitive internal investigations and related, often parallel civil proceedings.
Hundreds of lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia bring decades of prior government service and industry experience to our regulatory and investigative practices, which serve the financial services, pharmaceutical and medical device, healthcare, energy, automotive and technology sectors in particular. The team includes six U.S. Attorneys, 24Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and former senior officials from the highest ranks in regulatory and enforcement organizations that are most significant to our clients.
Our experienced team includes former leaders at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Commerce, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Bank of England, the U.K’s Financial Reporting Council and the World Trade Organization.
Data, Privacy and Security
Environmental, Health and Safety
FDA and Life Sciences
Government Advocacy and Public Policy
National Security and Corporate Espionage
Securities Enforcement and Regulation
Special Matters and Government Investigations
Corporate, Finance and Investments: Our Corporate, Finance and Investments team brings a collaborative approach to help clients execute complex, high-value transactions. We have a fully integrated platform with more than 330 lawyers in 17 offices, offering clients the benefit of global specialists with local knowledge and industry expertise. We work side by side with our clients to execute transactions efficiently and effectively—we understand what matters to both our clients and opposite parties and we explain the actual, practical risks to our clients.
Polsinelli is a full-service, Am Law 100 firm with over 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. The firm’s litigation practice encompasses business disputes, white collar investigations and enforcement, health care, intellectual property, bankruptcy, data privacy, real estate, financial services, products liability and toxic tort, and labor and employment matters. Our reputation for dedicated client service and innovative business solutions is a benchmark for excellence in the legal profession.
Polsinelli approaches litigation The Polsinelli Way – with our clients and their business goals as the primary focus. The Polsinelli Way sees each dispute as unique and devises a litigation strategy from the outset of the matter that is laser focused on achieving the most efficient and effective resolution for our client. The Polsinelli Way aligns the talent and experience of our transactional lawyers, regulatory experts, industry specialists, and Ph.D. scientists with our litigators and seasoned trial lawyers to design those efficient and effective litigation strategies. Clients seek out our litigation teams for counsel at all stages of their regulatory, enforcement and litigation matters because they know Polsinelli lawyers collaborate across disciplines, geographies and industries.
Commercial Litigation: Our Commercial Litigation team handle trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals in all commercial and business fields. Our comprehensive approach integrates a deep understanding of evolving industry and legal trends, varied litigation specialties, skilled practitioners and litigation support capabilities. Beyond our core verticals, the litigation team handles matters in aviation and transportation, cybersecurity, eDiscovery, food and agriculture, insurance, retail and hospitality, business divorces, shareholder disputes, derivative actions and fiduciary claims.
Government Investigations:Comprised of former federal and state prosecutors, Polsinelli’s Government Investigations and White Collar Defense team is highly qualified to quickly and effectively help companies and individuals respond to and defend against civil, criminal, and regulatory government actions.
Knowing that government investigations can become the subject of intense public scrutiny, our team strives to conduct discreet, thorough investigations while simultaneously strengthening compliance structures to avoid future exposure or collateral consequences.
Health Care Litigation: Polsinelli’s health care litigators devise litigation avoidance and risk management strategies keeping in mind the practicalities of our clients’ operations and business goals. When faced with litigation – whether in the form of a lawsuit, arbitration, administrative hearing, audit or investigation – we effectively and efficiently protect the interests of our clients.
Our team includes lawyers who are well known and respected by health care industry leaders, judges, regulators, arbitrators, and the legal community at large. Members of the
group include former Department of Justice lawyers; Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers; experienced state Medicaid fraud unit attorneys; and former in-house counsel for both private and publicly traded health care companies.
Intellectual Property, Technology & Patent Litigation: Polsinelli’s Intellectual Property, Technology & Patent Litigation practitioners take creative, strategic, and cost-effective approaches to resolving intellectual property disputes for local, regional, national and global companies and individuals. This group includes Polsinelli’s Hatch-Waxman team, which has experience leading Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) cases and represents some of the world’s largest, best-known, and most influential generic, brand, and specialty pharmaceutical companies.
Our patent litigators practice in the most active jurisdictions throughout the country, and collectively have decades of experience in patent litigation covering hundreds of patent cases. Our experience includes work in every phase of patent litigation, from pre-suit analysis, to initial pleadings, claim construction hearings, summary judgment motions, jury trials and appeals.
Labor & Employment Litigation: Our labor and employment team defends employers before administrative agencies and in jury and bench trials, mediations, arbitrations, and appeals in all types of employment-related actions, including federal, state and local discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims; wage and hour class and collective actions; wrongful termination and whistleblower retaliation claims; FMLA, ERISA, and OSHA actions, and all other federal, state, and local employment matters. Our restrictive covenants team also helps companies with the enforcement and defense of many bet-the-company business interests.
Our clients’ goals and objectives for litigation, as well as the impact on the rest of their workforce, are paramount to each of our litigators. We use creative strategies and all our connections to ensure we provide the highest quality representation. We are well-known and respected nationally by our peers, industry leaders, judges, arbitrators, and government officials. Members of the group include lawyers inducted into the federal College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, and lawyers who successfully appear in all courts throughout the country, including courts of appeal, state supreme courts, and the United States Supreme Court.
Products Liability & Toxic Tort Litigation:Polsinelli’s Products Liability and Mass Tort litigation team defends manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, chemicals, including products that contain asbestos and talc as well as many other products. Our clients benefit from not only our specialized knowledge in these fields, but also our ability to simplify complex issues for judges and juries. In any context or circumstance, our goal is to resolve a client’s case efficiently while also protecting the economic and business sensitivities that affect the bottom line and interests.
The team includes experienced attorneys who have specialized in tort litigation for more than three decades. This includes members who have been invited to become Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and who have been certified as Appellate Specialists. We have successfully defended thousands of toxic and mass tort cases involving asbestos, hexavalent chromium, lead, perchloroethylene, talc, vinyl chloride, and other chemicals. Named as national and regional defense counsel because of their integrity, insight and client-centered results, our attorneys have coordinated and mounted significant defense efforts on behalf of Fortune 500 clients for decades.