WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today that Daryl Joseffer, the former No. 2 lawyer in the Office of the Solicitor General of the U.S. Department of Justice, has joined the firm's litigation practice as a partner in Washington, D.C. The addition of Joseffer -- the most recent of four lateral partners with Supreme Court and high-level appellate litigation experience to have joined the firm in the past seven months, including the former Solicitor General of the United States -- is the latest step in King & Spalding's strategic expansion of its national appellate practice.

"Daryl is a highly regarded appellate advocate with substantial oral argument experience before the U.S. Supreme Court, where he gained a reputation for handling difficult intellectual property and other business cases," said Paul D. Clement, head of King & Spalding's national appellate practice. "His High Court and federal appeals background adds increased dimension to our ability to assist clients in developing a comprehensive approach to their litigation needs from trial through appeal."

Before joining King & Spalding, Joseffer was Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States, after serving as Assistant to the Solicitor General for four years. During his tenure in the Office of Solicitor General, he argued 11 cases and filed more than 100 briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court. He argued major patent, pharmaceutical, environmental and energy cases, including Microsoft v. AT&T; Merck KGaA v. Integra Lifesciences I, Ltd.; Warner-Lambert Co. v. Kent; Entergy Corp. v. Riverkeeper, Inc. and BP America v. Burton. Joseffer also handled some of the government's most sensitive cases in the courts of appeals. Prior to joining the Office of the Solicitor General, he was Deputy General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget, where he focused on environmental and other regulatory matters. Before that was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.

Joseffer said, "I thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of representing the United States before the Supreme Court, but I am excited to return to private practice. I'm looking forward to working with King & Spalding's talented lawyers to continue to develop the firm's appellate practice, which has expanded significantly since Paul Clement rejoined the firm last November."

Joseffer began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and earned a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.

King & Spalding's national appellate practice is among the fastest-growing of any law firm in the nation.

Paul D. Clement, the 43rd Solicitor General of the United States, returned to King & Spalding in November 2008 to oversee the expansion of this practice. Clement has argued 49 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. In March 2009, he brought on board partner Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, the former Acting Assistant Attorney General and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. A month later, Ashley Parrish, an experienced appellate litigator, also joined the Washington, D.C. office.

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