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King & Spalding

February 13, 2012 10:00 ET

King & Spalding Adds Tobacco Litigator as Counsel

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2012) - Jason E. Keehfus, a trial lawyer specializing in tobacco litigation, has joined the product liability practice of King & Spalding as a counsel in the Atlanta office, the firm announced today. Keehfus joined King & Spalding from Jones Day, where he was a senior associate.

"Jason is an up-and-coming lawyer whose skills at trial development and in the courtroom have earned the notice of some of the firm's most respected litigators," said Andy Bayman, leader of King & Spalding's product liability practice group. "His arrival at the firm brings additional strength and capacity to our tobacco litigation team as we continued to expand our efforts to meet the needs of our clients."

Keehfus focuses on the defense of individual and class action product liability lawsuits, with particular expertise in tobacco litigation. He has been a member of the national defense team in a number of smoking and health lawsuits, and he has substantial experience preparing and participating in trials of Engle progeny cases.

Keehfus earned a J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from the Syracuse University School of Law and a B.A degree from The Ohio State University.

King & Spalding's product liability practice, devoted exclusively to defending tort litigation, is one of the largest in the United States. King & Spalding offers extensive expertise in all aspects of product liability litigation, from cost-effective collection of documents, the work-up of scientific and other experts, a sophisticated motion practice to trial and appeal (including in class actions and multi-district litigations in notoriously dangerous jurisdictions). The firm was recognized by The American Lawyer in 2012 as one of the top three product liability practices in the United States, and both Chambers USA and Legal 500 have placed the firm in the top tier of U.S. product liability practices. In addition Law360 selected King & Spalding as one of 2011's top five practices of the year in product liability.

About King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at www.kslaw.com.

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