ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2008) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today it elected three partners to the firm's 10-person policy committee, effective January 1, 2009. They are Scott J. Arnold (New York), Tracie J. Renfroe (Houston), and Philip R. Weems (Dubai).

King & Spalding's policy committee is responsible for firm policies, strategic initiatives and the overall enhancement of the firm. Members are elected by the partnership to a three-year term.

The new members replace partners C. William Baxley, John J. Kelley III and Reginald R. Smith, whose terms expire at the end of 2008.

Scott J. Arnold -- Arnold is head of the firm's real estate practice. He has represented clients in commercial real estate issues since 1975, including the structuring of real estate investment funds and all aspects of their acquisitions, financings and sales in the United States; non-U.S. investors with inbound investment in U.S. real estate, as well as Middle Eastern investors in Shari'ah-compliant structures; and the hospitality industry.

Tracie J. Renfroe -- Renfroe is a trial attorney who represents energy, petrochemical and manufacturing clients in a broad array of litigation. She focuses on toxic tort, product liability, environmental and commercial disputes, including complex multi-party litigation in state and federal courts.

Philip R. Weems -- Weems is co-chair of the firm's global energy practice and managing partner of its Middle East offices. He specializes in global energy and infrastructure transactions with a concentration on LNG/gas matters, upstream transactions and energy maritime issues.

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