Sophisticated clients worldwide entrust us with their formidable disputes for a single reason–our remarkable track record. Clients seek our advice on high-stakes litigation, cross-border disputes, as well as government and internal investigations in the America, Europe and Asia.
Bankruptcy: Our comprehensive practice covers all aspects of bankruptcy-related litigation–from disputes over plan confirmation to tender liability and equitable subordination claims to issues arising out of insurance disputes and mass tort-related bankruptcies.
Antitrust and Competition: Recipient of The American Lawyer’s Antitrust Department of the Year, companies across every major industry rely on our premier practice for every aspect of their global antitrust and competition needs.
ERISA Litigation: Clients benefit from our coordinated advice in closely aligned areas, including securities, bankruptcy, and government investigations, and our ability to present arguments and evidence in the manner best suited to advance business interests and resolve conflicts with minimal disruption to their operations.
False Advertising Litigation: Companies in a broad range of fields, including pharmaceuticals, financial services, consumer products and food and beverage, turn to us for our significant experience in false advertising litigation, including disputes between competitors and consumer class actions.
Government and Internal Investigations: Government and internal investigations can be a highly sensitive, time-consuming ordeal for any company. Large and small companies and their boards, audit and special committees, officers and directors, and other individuals regularly turn to us for advice on a wide range of criminal, regulatory, congressional and other sensitive government inquiries and internal investigations.
Insurance and Reinsurance: Clients benefit from our experience as the leading firm representing the interests of both ceding companies and reinsurers in litigations and arbitrations throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Bermuda. Major insurance groups, including Travelers, AIG, Berkshire Hathaway, Swiss Re, Lloyd’s of London and CNA have trusted us on their most significant matters.
Intellectual Property: Understanding and protecting IP is crucial to the long-term success of many businesses. Clients seek our advice in high-stakes, “make it or break it” disputes and rely on our broad array of substantive experience in both litigation and transactional matters to help them protect their interests.
International Arbitration: Multinational corporations across the globe rely on our International Arbitration Practice for high-stakes matters when their business reputation or commercial relationships are at risk. We have a track record of success in taking cases through trial and final awards in major international arbitration venues such as Paris, London, Geneva, The Hague, Singapore, New York and Washington, D.C.
International Regulatory and Compliance: With increased activism and cross- border cooperation between enforcement and regulatory agencies, we represent the interests of clients operating in multiple jurisdictions and have advised on issues in China, India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. The clients we represent are involved in numerous sectors, including financial services and asset management, telecommunications, energy, mining, manufacturing, technology and healthcare.
Law Firm Practice: For several decades, the nation’s top law firms and attorneys have turned to us for their most sensitive matters—when there is risk of reputational damage as a result of claims against the firm or the financial risks are significant. Clients rely on us to obtain favorable results and know us as the “lawyers’ lawyers.”
Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation: Clients seek our market-leading advice in all aspects of M&A litigation—where we excel at defending challenges to the largest and most complex mergers and acquisitions. They appreciate our extensive experience defeating efforts to enjoin transactions prior to closing; resolving claims through reasonable settlements pre-closing; and litigating claims for damages post-closing.
Privacy and Cybersecurity: Our multidisciplinary Privacy and Cybersecurity team advises global companies facing heightened regulatory, contractual and consumer obligations surrounding the management of data.
Product Liability and Mass Tort: Since the 1970s, clients have relied on our advice as a leader in the development of product liability and mass tort law in the United States. We have taken countless product liability and mass tort cases to jury trial in state and federal courts over the years, amassing invaluable courtroom experience.
Securities: For decades, clients have relied on our securities litigators in the most complex, high-profile, high-stakes securities matters of the day. The country’s most respected Fortune 500 corporations and financial institutions turn to us to help defend against headline-making allegations.
Whistleblower and False Claims Act: Companies and their boards have relied on us to respond to allegations by whistleblowers and to help them devise and implement corporate whistleblower policies. Clients seek our counsel on whistleblower matters in a broad range of sectors—including defense, healthcare, technology and financial services.
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We are an IP Litigation powerhouse for technology, life sciences and health technology in patents and trade secrets litigation with unparalleled trial success at all levels at each forum and venue. Our approach integrates our patent, trade secrets, trademark, and copyright practices to provide businesses with comprehensive intellectual property protections. Our litigation expertise and experience gives us an edge in advising our clients on the likely outcomes of litigation, including in the context of corporate acquisitions and portfolio management. Our approach, which supports “small firm” key partner attention with the “large firm” resources ensures our clients receive effective and efficient representation at every stage of the case. We are committed to helping clients structure the most comprehensive and workable safeguards for all aspects of their intellectual property.
Bench and Jury Trials at the U.S. District Courts:
ITC Section 337 Investigations
Supreme Court and Appellate Reviews
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King & Spalding’s Litigation practice is nationally and internationally recognized for its ability to litigate successfully the most difficult, high-stakes cases. For decades, our litigators have helped leading businesses succeed in commercial disputes. The practice has a record of winning trials, arbitrations, and appeals for clients across all industries, including energy, life sciences, healthcare, and financial services sectors. Our cross-firm, multidisciplinary team of attorneys tries high-stakes cases, resolves complex, multiparty disputes, and manages public relations for the most sensitive client matters. Our ranks include former high-ranking DOJ officials; former officials from SEC, EPA, FCC, FDA and FIC; and more than 30 former judicial clerks at the trial or appellate level.
Corporate, Finance and Investments: Activist Defense • Alternative Capital and Credit Funds • Capital Markets • Construction and Procurement • Corporate Governance • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation • Energy and Infrastructure Projects • Financial Restructuring • Investment Funds and Asset Management • Leveraged Finance • Mergers and Acquisitions • Middle East and Islamic Finance and Investment • Private Equity • Real Estate • Securitization • Tax • Technology and Emerging Companies
Government Matters: Antitrust • Data, Privacy and Security • Energy Regulatory • Environmental, Health and Safety • FDA and Life Sciences • Government Advocacy and Public Policy • Healthcare • International Trade • Securities Enforcement and Regulation • Special Matters and Government Investigations
Trial and Global Disputes: Appellate, Constitutional and Administrative Law • Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation • Class Action Defense • Commercial Litigation • Construction and Engineering Disputes • Corporate and Securities Litigation • E-Discovery • Insurance Coverage and Recovery • Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Litigation • International Arbitration and Litigation • Labor and Employment • Product Liability • Professional Liability • Toxic & Environmental Torts
Industries: Automotive, Transportation and Mobility • Energy • Financial Services • Food and Beverage • Franchise and Hospitality • Higher Education • Life Sciences and Healthcare
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