Federal Prosecutor Joins King & Spalding In Washington, DC Office

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 01:00

King & Spalding announced that Courtney D. Trombly, a former federal prosecutor, has joined the firm's special matters and government investigations practice as counsel in the Washington, D.C., office. She will focus her practice on internal investigations and corporate white-collar defense.

Ms. Trombly joins King & Spalding from the U.S. Department of Justice, where she was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

John A. Chandler, who is described by Chambers USA as "a legendary lawyer," has joined King & Spalding as a partner. Mr. Chandler brings 36 years of trial experience to King & Spalding's business litigation practice in Atlanta.

King & Spalding advised Jadwa Investment Company on the structure and formation of the Jadwa Luberef Fund, which received the award for "Best New Private Equity Fund" at the 2008 Private Equity World MENA Awards on November 18. It was the first Saudi Arabian fund to invest in a single unlisted asset in Saudi Arabia.

The cross-office team of King & Spalding lawyers that represented Jadwa Investment Company on the formation and documentation of the fund and advised on the legal and Shari'ah-compliance aspects of the structuring of the fund was led by partner-elect Nabil Issa of the firm's Dubai and Riyadh offices and by Dubai-based corporate partner Benjamin Newland. Islamic finance partners Jawad Ali and Isam Salah, located in Dubai and New York, respectively, assisted with the Shari'ah-compliant structuring of the fund.

King & Spalding has announced the addition of three energy lawyers whose practices span energy, regulatory, transactional and litigation matters, including extensive experience before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and coverage of federal and state regulatory issues in all major U.S. power markets.

Joining the firm's Washington, D.C., office as partners are Neil L. Levy, David G. Tewksbury and Bruce L. Richardson. Mr. Levy will serve as cochair, along with Philip R. Weems, of the firm's global energy practice.

The arrival of Messrs. Levy, Tewksbury and Richardson brings to eight the total number of partners that have joined King & Spalding's Washington, D.C., office in the past eight months. The others are Paul Clement, Carlton Wessel, Kenneth Reisenfeld, Seth Lundy and Mark Dola.

Since January 2008, King & Spalding has added 14 litigation partners to its offices in Austin, Charlotte, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. In addition to John A. Chandler, these partners are Elizabeth V. Tanis, Timothy T. Scott, Geoffrey M. Ezgar, Todd A. Lorenz, Carlton Wessel, Kenneth B. Reisenfeld, Mike Stenglein, Jeff Furr, Ursula Henninger, Donald F. Zimmer, Brenda Buonaiuto, Paul J. Andre and Lisa Kobialka.