King & Spalding Announces Eight New Partners

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 01:00

King & Spalding has announced that the following lawyers have been made partners in areas of strategic focus for the firm, effective January 1, 2010:

Energy - Juan-Pablo "John" Crespo (Houston); Finance - Jennifer E. Daly and Valerie S. Kovacs (New York); Government/Internal Investigations and Securities Litigation -Matthew H. Baughman (Atlanta); Healthcare - Constance F. Dotzenrod (Atlanta) and Stephanie A. Webster (Washington);International Arbitration - Wade M. Coriell (Houston); and International Trade - Christopher T. Cloutier (Washington).

In addition, the firm elected the following lawyers as counsel: Tara Kelly (Toxic Tort Litigation, Houston); Benjamin A. Lee (Securities Litigation, Atlanta); James J. Mayberry (Intellectual Property, Atlanta); Gregory K. Smith (Government Procurement and Construction, Atlanta).

King & Spalding has announced the appointment of new managing partners at its two California-based offices, Timothy T. Scott in Silicon Valley and Donald F. "Fritz" Zimmer, Jr., in San Francisco. Courtland L. Reichman, who established the offices in February and April 2008, respectively, and whose two-year term as head of those offices has expired, will continue in his role as chair of King & Spalding's global intellectual property practice group. He is resident in the Silicon Valley office.

Mr. Scott has practiced law in Silicon Valley for most of his 24-year legal career. He joined King & Spalding in October 2008 from Sidley Austin LLP and concentrates on securities litigation and other complex business litigation.

Mr. Zimmer, also a veteran BayArea litigator with 26 years of experience, focuses primarily on pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation and handles toxic tort, commercial and employment litigation cases.

Harris B. Winsberg, a bankruptcy and corporate restructuring lawyer with significant experience in bankruptcy litigation matters, has joined King & Spalding as a partner in its financial restructuring practice group in Atlanta.

Mr. Winsberg is chairman of the bankruptcy section of the State Bar of Georgia and a member of the board of directors of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute.