SOURCE: King & Spalding

November 17, 2008 17:50 ET

John Chandler Joins King & Spalding

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today that John A. Chandler, who is described by Chambers USA as "a legendary lawyer," has joined the firm as a partner. Chandler brings 36 years of trial experience to King & Spalding's business litigation practice in Atlanta.

"John is one of the most successful and well-regarded trial lawyers in Atlanta and a recognized leader of the Atlanta bar. We are delighted he has joined our firm," said Jeff Cashdan, leader of King & Spalding's Atlanta business litigation practice. "John adds immeasurable skill and know-how to our business litigation practice. Along with our new partner Beth Tanis, he will contribute substantially to the expansion of our professional liability work, as well as our securities and complex litigation practice."

Chandler joins King & Spalding from Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. He has represented clients, including the Big Four accounting firms, in numerous professional liability, securities, RICO and other complex business cases. Chandler is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a fellow of the American Bar Association. He has served as president of the Atlanta Bar Association and as a member of the board of governors of the State Bar of Georgia. He is the recipient of the Atlanta Bar Association's Charles E. Watkins, Jr., Distinguished and Sustained Service Award and the Anti-Defamation League's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Chandler said, "I am excited to join King & Spalding. It is a premier law firm providing the highest quality legal services to sophisticated clients, and the firm also shares my passion for serving the community through pro bono work. King & Spalding's reputation and litigation talent offer me an opportunity to expand my business litigation practice. I look forward to helping promote the firm's work in accountant liability and other professional responsibility and business matters."

Since January 2008, King & Spalding has added 14 litigation partners to its offices in Austin, Charlotte, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. In addition to Chandler and Tanis, these partners are Timothy T. Scott, Geoffrey M. Ezgar, Todd A. Lorenz, Carlton Wessel, Kenneth B. Reisenfeld, Mike Stenglein, Jeff Furr, Ursula Henninger, Donald F. Zimmer, Brenda Buonaiuto, Paul J. Andre and Lisa Kobialka.

Tanis joined King & Spalding as a business litigation partner in its Atlanta office earlier this month.

King & Spalding's business litigation practice is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the best. The firm's litigators are noted for their trial skills, and they have handled hundreds of high-stakes class actions in federal and state courts across the United States. Seventeen King & Spalding partners, including five retirees, are fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The firm has been named twice as one of the top defense firms in the nation in The National Law Journal's Defense Hot List and chosen three consecutive times as one of the top U.S. litigation firms in The American Lawyer's biennial Litigation Department of the Year survey.

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