Oil & Gas Trial Attorney Jesse R. Pierce Joins King & Spaldings Litigation Group

Oil & Gas Trial Attorney Jesse R. Pierce Joins King & Spaldings Litigation Group

Sunday, August 6th 2006

King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today that Jesse R. Pierce, a litigator with more than 30 years of experience trying complex cases for energy industry clients, has joined the firm as a partner in its Houston litigation group. Pierce has extensive trial and appellate experience in a wide variety of energy litigation matters, ranging from traditional oil and gas business disputes to environmental cases unique to the oil and gas industry.

“Jesse is a seasoned trial lawyer and is recognized as one of the premier litigators in the energy field,” said Robert E. Meadows, managing partner of King & Spalding’s Houston office. “He brings considerable first-chair depth to our trial practice, and we are excited about the benefits his experience will bring our clients.”

Pierce joins King & Spalding from Howrey LLP, where he was a litigation partner. Prior to that, he was a partner at the Houston-based litigation firm Clements, O’Neill, Pierce, Wilson & Fulkerson, which merged with Howrey in January 2005. During his more than 30-year career, he has successfully tried oil and gas, environmental/toxic tort and commercial cases, as well as numerous appeals.

Pierce earned a B.A. from Austin College and a J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law.

“I have had the pleasure of knowing many of my new King & Spalding partners both professionally and personally for many years, and I look forward to working together with them to serve our clients,” said Pierce. King & Spalding opened its Houston office in 1995 with three litigation attorneys; today the office has grown to 85 attorneys focusing on a diverse array of litigation and transactional law.

Note to Editors: For a photo of Jesse Pierce, please contact Jessica Schnack at 212-556-2226 or jschnack@kslaw.com.

About King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP is an international law firm with more than 800 lawyers in Atlanta, Houston, London, New York and Washington, D.C. The firm represents more than half of the Fortune 100, and in a Corporate Counsel survey in September 2005 was ranked one of the top ten firms representing Fortune 250 companies overall. For additional information, visit www.kslaw.com.

Jessica Schnack King & Spalding LLP

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