ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Apr 15, 2011) - William C. (Cal) Smith, one of the leading corporate lawyers in the southeastern United States, has joined King & Spalding as a corporate partner in its Atlanta, Ga., office, the firm announced today.

"Cal is an outstanding lawyer whose capabilities and experience reinforce the firm's reputation for having a deep bench of strong corporate lawyers," said Raymond E. Baltz, Jr., head of King & Spalding's corporate practice. "Cal is representative of the talented practitioners the firm continually seeks to add in all its markets. We are very pleased to welcome him to King & Spalding."

Smith joins King & Spalding from Troutman Sanders, where he was a partner in the corporate department. He handles a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities matters and corporate finance transactions. Smith also advises clients on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and disclosure requirements, corporate governance and compliance matters. Chambers USA named him one of the leading corporate/M&A lawyers in Georgia. He received his undergraduate education at Wake Forest University and earned his J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law.

"I have always had great respect for King & Spalding, and I am delighted to be a part of the talented transactional team," said Smith. "The firm's strong platform will allow me to expand my practice and contribute to the continuing growth of the firm."

King & Spalding has increased its transactional practice during the past 11 months with the hiring of 15 other lateral partners, who bring significant additional strength and depth to the team: Bill Spalding in Atlanta; Bill Fuller, Bryant Gatrell, Ron Lovelace and Justin Riess (finance) in Charlotte; Richard Hsu in Silicon Valley; Crayton Bell, Ram Burshtine, Steven Guynn, John Herbert and Ken Raskin in New York; Garry Pegg, Hywel Jones and Martin Hunt in London; and Rizwan Kanji in Dubai.

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