King & Spalding Adds Two New Partners In Its Houston Office

Sunday, April 1, 2007 - 01:00

King & Spalding has announced that it has added two new partners to its Houston office: Todd Mattingly, in the intellectual property practice, and Steven D. Rubin, in the corporate practice.

The additions bolster the capabilities of the firm's more than 100-lawyer Houston office to serve its clients' increasing needs for intellectual property and corporate legal services in Texas, throughout the United States and around the world.

Mr. Mattingly and Mr. Rubin bring to 11 the total number of new partners in King & Spalding's Houston office in the last 18 months. These partners are John H. Barquin, energy finance and development; Penn C. Huston, commercial litigation; Julie A. (Jill) McWhirter, patent and trademark litigation; Craig S. Miles, commercial litigation; Peter M. Oxman, real estate finance; Jesse R. Pierce, energy litigation; Tracie J. Renfroe, environmental litigation; Daniel R. Rogers, energy finance, and James H. Wilson, corporate finance and securities.

Mr. Mattingly's practice focuses on patent prosecution, opinion and due diligence in matters involving electrical and mechanical engineering. Mr. Rubin has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, restructurings and other financing transactions, particularly for private equity funds and their portfolio companies.

King & Spalding represented The National Titanium Dioxide Co. Ltd. (Cristal) in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Lyondell Chemical Company's Millennium Inorganic Chemicals business, which was announced recently. The King & Spalding lawyers leading the team for Cristal were Michael J. Egan, partner, Atlanta; William R. Parish, partner, Houston, and John L. Keffer, partner, London.

King & Spalding represented Ashmore Energy International (AEI) in an agreement to sell its 51 percent indirect stake in Baha Las Minas Corp. BLM), a Panamanian generation company, to France's Suez Energy International.