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King & Spalding Adds Ex-FTC Official As Global Head of Antitrust

 |  August 9, 2023

King & Spalding has announced the addition of distinguished legal expert Sean Royall to its ranks as a partner within the Trial and Global Disputes practice group. Renowned for his prowess in the fields of antitrust and consumer protection, Royall will assume the role of Global Practice Head for Antitrust and Consumer Protection. His operational base spans across the firm’s offices in Washington, D.C. and Houston, with considerable time also dedicated to the Brussels office.

Royall brings to the firm an extensive reservoir of proficiency, primarily centered around litigation concerning antitrust and consumer protection, coupled with his adeptness in navigating government inquiries and providing advisory services. With a notable history marked by his involvement in intricate antitrust litigation and government probes, Royall has consistently been accorded the highest rank, Band 1, by Chambers and Partners. A seasoned courtroom advocate, he boasts an exceptional track record in securing victories in high-stakes legal battles.

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“Sean is a seasoned and well-respected antitrust and consumer protection litigator with a strong international presence and a desire to build with the firm’s other global antitrust and consumer protection leaders. He will play a critical role in helping us expand on our existing strengths to become a market leader for all types of antitrust and consumer protection work,” said Andy Bayman, leader of King & Spalding’s Trial and Global Disputes practice group. “We are pleased to welcome Sean as the latest in the string of high-profile trial lawyers we have added recently.”

“King & Spalding is committed to continue building a world-class antitrust and consumer protection practice and has the platform and resources to do it,” said Royall. “I am excited to be taking on a leading role in driving this growth and thrilled to be joining the firm, where I look forward to reuniting with many friends and former colleagues whom I respect tremendously. The assembly of litigation, trial, and government investigations talent at King & Spalding is impressive, and I am proud to be part of such an extraordinary team.”

Source: KS Law