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Jun. 22, 2020 12:30 pm

This international law firm opened a NoVa office focused on the aerospace and defense sector

With this new location in McLean, Virginia, the firm has more than 1,200 lawyers working across its 22 global offices.
King & Spalding’s Singapore office.

King & Spalding's Singapore office.

(Photo via @kslaw on Twitter)

International law firm King & Spalding opened a new office in Northern Virginia that will provide services to tech, aerospace, defense and government services (ADG) clients.

With this new location at 1650 Tysons Blvd. in McLean, Virginia, the firm has more than 1,200 lawyers working across its 22 global offices. Mixed with its already established 250-lawyer D.C. office, the NoVa team will be comprised of 25 lawyers working on cases involving mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and government contracts.

“Serving technology and ADG companies, sponsors, and other investors makes Northern Virginia a logical and important location for the firm,” said King & Spalding Chairman Robert D. Hays, Jr. in a statement. “Given both our investment in the corporate practice and the growth in the national security arena, our Tysons Corner office will extend our reach into serving the tech sector across the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia region and globally.”

King & Spalding brought on seasoned lawyers from firms like McKinsey & Company and Morrison & Foerster to join its team. Recently in the region, the firm represented SAIC in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Unisys Federal, Sonatype in its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners, and Dynetics in its sale transaction with Leidos, according to a press release.

“Clients value our insight into their issues and appreciate that we are fully committed to serving the Mid-Atlantic business community,” said Tom Knox, a partner and co-chair of the firm’s global Technology Industry practice. “Leveraging King & Spalding’s industry-leading financing, national security, international trade and regulatory practices furthers our ability to counsel clients during this period of uncertainty and opportunity.”

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