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With latest acquisition, King & Spalding has added 19 Boies Schiller partners

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King & Spalding has added four more partners from Boies Schiller Flexner after acquiring 15 partners from the law firm in April.

Robert Hays, chairman of King & Spalding, described the four partners as “elite trial lawyers” in a June 19 press release. They will be located in New York, while the partners acquired in April had joined offices in California.

Bloomberg Law and Law.com have coverage.

Boies Schiller has lost at least 35 partners since the beginning of February, according to Bloomberg Law, which cites information from Leopard Solutions. In a statement Friday to Bloomberg Law and Law.com, Boies Schiller co-managing partner Nicholas Gravante said the departures come amid a restructuring.

“Departures are an inevitable development as the firm continues its all-important work of restructuring and building on our position of being one of the leading and most profitable law firms in the country,” Gravante said in the statement.

The four partners joining King & Spalding are Damien Marshall, Andrew Michaelson, Leigh Nathanson and Laura Harris. Michaelson will join King & Spalding’s government matters practice, while the others will join the law firm’s trial and global disputes practice.

Marshall told Law.com that his group’s decision to leave was driven by King & Spalding’s collaborative culture and support for complex litigation.

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