SOURCE: King & Spalding

September 06, 2007 10:47 ET

King & Spalding Continues to Bolster Arbitration Practice

Prominent Litigator Jennifer Price Joins Houston Office

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 6, 2007) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today that Jennifer L. Price, a noted litigator with more than 20 years' experience, has joined the firm as partner in the international arbitration practice. Price will practice from the firm's 100-lawyer Houston office, focusing primarily on domestic and international disputes for energy and petrochemical companies.

"We are delighted to have a litigator with Jennifer's experience join us," said Robert E. (Bobby) Meadows, managing partner of King & Spalding's Houston office. "She will add significant depth to, and greatly complement, our existing international arbitration practice as we continue to expand our presence here, throughout the United States, and around the world."

"Jennifer has the experience and strategic thinking that delivers winning results in both the energy and international arbitration arenas," said R. Doak Bishop, head of King & Spalding's international arbitration practice. "She and John Bowman will join forces once again to round out an already formidable team in Houston."

Price joins King & Spalding from Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P., where she was senior counsel. Her arrival marks the second addition to the international arbitration practice within the past month. In mid-August, high-profile litigator John Bowman also joined the firm from Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P., where he had been a partner and co-chair of its arbitration and ADR (alternative dispute resolution) practice group.

Price has represented energy companies in arbitration and litigation, including in AMI (area of mutual interest) and confidentiality agreement disputes, royalty disputes, joint operating disputes, drilling contract disputes, gas contract disputes, gas marketing disputes, as well as contested proceedings before the Texas Railroad Commission. She is experienced in all phases of international arbitration in both administered and ad hoc proceedings, including drafting agreements to arbitrate, initiating and compelling arbitration, selecting arbitrators, discovery, pre-hearing matters and briefing, evidentiary hearings, and enforcement and challenge of arbitral awards.

Price earned a B.A. degree from San Diego State University and a J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.

King & Spalding's international arbitration practice was ranked second in the world in Focus Europe's May 2007 Arbitration Scorecard issue, based on size and number of disputes handled across the globe. The firm was also included in Focus Europe's list of "Ten Big Awards" for its representation of Azurix Corp. in a dispute against the government of Argentina. The King & Spalding arbitration team specializes in disputes involving energy, construction, insurance, investments, and general commercial matters. It has handled arbitrations under the rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission, the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), the London Court of International Arbitration ("LCIA"), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. Arbitrated disputes in which the firm has been involved have ranged from $1 million to more than $5 billion.

King & Spalding opened its Houston office in 1995 with three litigators; today the office has grown to more than 100 lawyers focusing on a diverse array of litigation and transactional law.

Note to Editors: For a photo of Jennifer L. Price, please contact Kimberly Brooks at 212-827-4378 or kbrooks@kslaw.com.

About King & Spalding

King & Spalding is an international law firm with more than 800 lawyers in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dubai, Frankfurt, Houston, London, New York, Riyadh (affiliated office) and Washington, D.C. The firm represents half of the Fortune 100, and in a Corporate Counsel survey in September 2007 was among the top firms representing Fortune 250 companies. For additional information, visit www.kslaw.com.

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