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King & Spalding, a leading international law firm

November 20, 2009 08:00 ET

Leading Trial Lawyer Joins King & Spalding

Firm's Charlotte Office Continues Strategic Growth With Addition of Timothy Barber

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - November 20, 2009) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today that Timothy G. Barber has joined the firm's Charlotte office as a partner. Barber is an accomplished trial lawyer with particular expertise in patent, business and commercial litigation.

"Tim is another outstanding addition to the firm's litigation practice and to our Charlotte office," said Jeff Brown, managing partner of King & Spalding's Charlotte office. "He has been a major player in some of the country's top patent litigation decisions and continues to be a major force in this active area of law. His breadth of experience in the courtroom, cutting across numerous areas of law and industry, makes him a valuable resource for clients firm-wide."

Barber joins King & Spalding from Womble Carlyle, where he served as the head of the firm's patent litigation team since 2006. Previously, he was the head of the firm's business litigation practice group.

Over the past 10 years, Barber has increased his emphasis on patent and trade-secret litigation, while maintaining a strong practice in business litigation. His extensive trial experience strengthens King & Spalding's reputation in intellectual property law for having "go-to" first-chair trial lawyers and complements the firm's first-tier technical and scientific expertise.

"We are delighted to have Tim join us," said Courtland L. Reichman, chair of King & Spalding's global intellectual property practice group. "His remarkable trial experience fits well with our global IP team's strategy of combining talented first-chair trial and business lawyers with true technical specialization."

Barber's substantial jury trial experience includes more than 30 trials. He has served as lead counsel on complex commercial cases ranging from anti-trust, securities and shareholder class actions to patent infringement cases involving genetically modified crops. He was lead counsel for Food Lion in its high-profile trial against ABC's "Prime Time Live."

Barber is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized as one of the nation's top trial lawyers by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and North Carolina Super Lawyers. He earned a J.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Kenyon College.

"I am excited to join King & Spalding and help contribute to the further growth of the firm's respected IP litigation and business litigation practices," Barber said. "I'm also looking forward to working with the firm's other talented litigators."

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