Smith Anderson is a full-service business and litigation law firm serving regional, national and global companies. More than one-third of our attorneys have joined Smith Anderson from national and international firms, providing clients with a highly experienced and deep bench of support at favorable local market rates. It’s our client-focused culture and forward-thinking insights that have shaped Smith Anderson for more than a century as it helps guide clients toward success.
Cranfill Sumner LLP attorneys serve business and professional clients across North Carolina and beyond from offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Wilmington. Since 1992, the firm has been built on the foundation of teamwork, client service, and reputation, and it continues that legacy today as it works to guide and counsel clients through each issue.Whether it’s for privately held companies, municipal entities, small-business owners, or partnerships, the “Cranfill way” includes practical and efficient representation tailored for each client. Our multi-disciplinary approach and focus on solving problems covers many areas of legal knowledge and experience including administrative, regulatory, and government law; admiralty & maritime law; alternative dispute resolution; aviation law; business law; civil litigation; class and collective actions litigation; commercial litigation; white collar, government investigations and special matters; cyber liability and privacy; elder law and estate planning; employment law; insurance law and coverage; intellectual property; international business law; land condemnation and eminent domain; medical malpractice; municipalities and public entities; premises liability; product liability; professional liability; and risk management and workers’ compensation.
King & Spalding helps leading companies advance complex business interests in more than 160 countries. Working across a highly integrated platform of more than 1,300 lawyers in 23 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, 24 Assistant 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.