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King & Spalding LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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John Hooper defends multinational companies in complex litigations, including a variety of commercial, product liability, financial services, false and misleading advertising and other consumer class actions where he has served as national, regional and/or strategic counsel.  He provides clients with all-inclusive strategic litigation management and counseling services to mitigate the reputational and financial risk associated with high exposure, viral and bet-the-company litigations.

John’s advises companies to create and execute litigation and strategic resolution options in some of the largest, most complex class actions, commercial litigations and mass torts in federal and state courts. Hooper’s experience ranges from trials and arbitrations to mediations and settlements, and all stages of a case, from prelitigation to appeal.  John’s clients include some of the world’s largest manufacturers of automobiles, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, building materials, tires, sporting goods and apparel as well as retailers, railroads, hedge funds, life insurance companies, private equity firms, banks and other financial services institutions.

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United States > Industry focus > Transport: rail and road - litigation and regulation

King & Spalding LLP has a strong reputation for emissions cases, and is regularly involved in the most significant disputes in this space. Recent examples of this have included its continued representation of Fiat Chrysler and VW in proceedings relating to emissions of diesel-powered vehicles manufactured by the companies. The automotive and transport group is jointly led by Jackie Glassman and environmental specialist Granta Nakayama. Glassman is recognized for her knowledge of regulatory and policy matters in the automotive space, particularly issues concerning safety responsibilities and fuel efficiency initiatives. Other names to note are John Hooper in New York, an expert in product liability litigation; Ilana Saltzbart, who focuses on environmental investigations or enforcement actions; and Susan Clare in Atlanta, who has represented automakers in high-exposure product liability and mass tort cases. All attorneys are based in Washington DC unless stated.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: automotive/transport

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King & Spalding LLP specializes in automotive class action work, with a breadth of expertise in general product liability and particular strength in matters relating to advanced automotive technology. Atlanta-based Philip Holladay has experience acting in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases for automotive manufacturers across the United States and in Puerto Rico. He co-leads the team with Susan Clare, also in Atlanta, who been involved in recent cases for General Motors and Mercedes-Benz. Also recommended are consumer class actions experts John Hooper and Stephen Devereaux in New York and Atlanta, respectively; and Rachael Trummel, who joined the Chicago office in 2019 from Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP.