NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 13, 2008) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today that its international trade practice is the winner of a Chambers USA Award for Excellence 2008. The annual awards recognize pre-eminence in practice areas and noteworthy achievements over the past year, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth or excellence in client service. The award was presented June 12 at a ceremony in New York City.

Chambers' extensive research process combines twelve months of unbiased and professional research interviews carried out for the Chambers USA guide by 50 experienced researchers, with an evaluation of each lawyer's significant legal achievements.

In addition to winning the international trade award, King & Spalding was a finalist in the international arbitration and product liability categories. The firm's international arbitration practice was also a finalist in 2007.

"We are extremely proud of the achievements of our international trade team and the reputation it has developed," said Robert D. Hays, Jr., chairman of King & Spalding. "We are also proud of our international arbitration and product liability practices for being selected as finalists. The recognition these three strong practice groups have received from Chambers reaffirms our strategy of focusing on growing high-value practices where we can compete nationally and internationally."

King & Spalding's international trade practice group advises clients on a wide range of international trade matters, including trade remedies, World Trade Organization (WTO) matters, export controls, sanctions, customs, inward U.S. investment (Exon-Florio/CFIUS), and trade policy and negotiations. In addition to the largest anti-dumping case ever brought against China, the group was also the first in 15 years to successfully file a countervailing duty petition in the United States against subsidized imports from China.

"We congratulate the international trade team and everyone at the firm who contributed to the outstanding record of success this practice has achieved in the past year," said Stephen A. Jones, chair of King & Spalding's international trade practice. "Our trade and WTO practice group is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the world. With more than 40 lawyers and trade professionals, including economists, foreign legal consultants and accountants, we represent public- and private-sector clients in a wide range of matters affecting the cross-border movement of goods, services and investment."

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