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King & Spalding LLP
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Tracie Renfroe has a national trial practice focusing on toxic tort, environmental, product liability and commercial disputes.  She has tried or litigated numerous breach of contract, conspiracy, fraud, securities fraud and professional liability cases.  As Managing Partner of the Houston office and a partner in the Energy, Environmental and Product Liability practices, Tracie represents clients in the energy,  manufacturing, and pharmaceutical sectors around the country.

Tracie represents clients in civil jury trials, class actions and arbitrations. She tries cases in federal and state courts around the country, as well as in international arbitration of high-stakes environmental disputes.

Tracie is skilled at presenting complex scientific and technical issues to judges, juries and arbitration panels. She has also tried numerous conspiracy, securities fraud, breach of contract and professional liability cases.

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United States > Industry focus > Environment: litigation

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Tracie Renfroe  – King & Spalding LLP

The sizeable department at King & Spalding LLP ‘has a wealth of knowledge on how to deal with environmental litigation in challenging jurisdictions‘. With seasoned trial lawyers based across the country, the team is adept at handling high-exposure environmental cases which oftentimes involve bet-the-company significance and issues ranging from toxic chemicals, groundwater contamination to environmental incidents, including fires, chemical releases and explosions. The firm is a go-to destination for clients in the energy sector, but also offers representation to several Fortune 100 companies operating in a range of industries engaged in high-profile waste, soil, water, air and climate change-related litigation in the US and abroad. Based in Washington DC, Granta Nakayama jointly heads up the group with Kristen Fournier in New York and Matt Blaschke in San Francisco. Working out of Houston, Tracie Renfroe  often receives mandates from energy and industrial clients in groundwater and drinking water contamination and toxic tort mandates. Douglas Henderson in Atlanta has tried numerous cases involving chemical exposure, RCRA and the Clean Water Act. On the West Coast, Charles Correll  is a name to note in San Francisco for natural resource damage claims and environmental litigation, while Peter Hsiao in Los Angeles is a solid litigator in matters concerning air and water issues, CERCLA cost recovery and toxic tort.

United States > Industry focus > Energy litigation: oil and gas

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Tracie Renfroe  – King & Spalding LLP

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

Many leading chemical, healthcare and energy companies turn to King & Spalding LLP to represent them in high-stakes toxic tort matters, relating to, inter alia, water contamination and chemical exposure. With more than 60 fee-earners spread across the firm’s national network of offices who have a focus in the area, the firm has the critical mass and geographical diversity to handle a tremendous range and volume of cases, irrespective of location. Of these practitioners, many have significant trial experience, ensuring that the team has ‘a wealth of knowledge on how to deal with environmental litigation in challenging jurisdictions’. ‘Strategic, pragmatic and forward-thinking‘, Tracie Renfroe  is managing partner of the Houston office, although her experience in the area extends beyond the regional confines of the office, to include a national and international profile for defending environmental claims. Also based out of Houston, Robert Meadows’ broad trial practice has seen him handle some high-profile toxic tort work, including numerous matters for Chevron, relating to allegations of water contamination caused by the gasoline additive MTBE. The firm’s New York office also continues to gain market share and was galvanized by the recruitment of a four-partner mass tort group from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in February 2020. Kristen Fournier is one of the leading lights of that team and has significant experience acting as national co-ordinating counsel, as well as a first-chair trial lawyer for the likes of Johnson & Johnson. Matthew Blaschke  and Elizabeth Taber, from San Francisco and Houston respectively, are also highly regarded and are practice co-heads alongside Fournier.