HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2013) - King & Spalding recruited energy lawyer M. Kathryn Marietta to its global transactions practice as a partner in its Houston office. Marietta formerly was assistant general counsel of Apache Corporation.
"We are pleased to welcome Kathy to the firm. Her deep international and oil and gas experience -- especially with cutting-edge LNG projects -- and her industry knowledge further strengthen our global project development team," said Ken Culotta, leader of King & Spalding's global transactions practice group.
At Apache, Marietta directed and executed international legal strategy. She has particular expertise in LNG (liquefied natural gas) as well as considerable experience in engineering, procurement and construction projects, upstream and downstream operational agreements, offshore long-term drilling contracts and acquisitions and divestitures.
Marietta is a member of the California and Texas Bars. She has served on the board of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. She was a counsel at King & Spalding from 2000 to 2002.
King & Spalding's energy practice is one of the world's largest and most extensive. More than 250 lawyers across a range of practice areas comprise the firm's integrated energy team. The group includes individuals who have been practicing in the field for decades, including former in-house lawyers for leading global and national energy companies; leaders of energy industry trade groups; and former managers, engineers, scientists and government officials. The firm's energy lawyers offer experience that spans every sector of the industry, from oil and gas to power and renewables. Chambers Global 2013 ranked King & Spalding among the top firms for energy and projects globally as well as in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, Singapore and the United States. In 2013, Chambers Global also selected the firm as one of five finalists for global projects/energy firm of the year. In international arbitration, King & Spalding is ranked by Chambers USA 2013 as one of the top firms in the United States and by Global Arbitration Review as one of the top four firms in the world.
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