SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2009) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today the expansion of its highly regarded energy litigation and international arbitration practices into California with the arrival of commercial litigation partner Charles C. Correll, Jr. Correll is focusing on energy and construction litigation, international arbitration matters and water contamination litigation.

"Charles has a reputation as an astute and skillful litigator on energy and construction matters and in international arbitration," said Donald F. "Fritz" Zimmer, Jr., managing partner of King & Spalding's San Francisco office. "Together with our energy and international arbitration teams in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, London, New York, Paris and Washington, D.C., Charles extends the firm's reach in these important strategic growth areas."

Correll, who relocated to San Francisco from King & Spalding's Houston, Texas, office, has 15 years' experience in a broad range of domestic and international litigation matters, primarily for energy industry companies and service providers. He has represented producers in numerous royalty and severance tax cases and commercial disputes and currently represents a major oil company in groundwater contamination cases throughout California and in other jurisdictions. His international arbitration practice focuses on construction matters and commercial disputes. He is licensed in California, Texas and Oklahoma.

Correll received a J.D. degree from Yale Law School and a B.S. degree in International Relations from the United States Military Academy. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

King & Spalding opened offices in California in Silicon Valley in February 2008 and San Francisco in April 2008, with a primary concentration on intellectual property, pharmaceutical and medical devices litigation. The firm has more than 30 lawyers and consultants in its California offices.

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