King & Spalding Launches Global Human Capital and Compliance Practice


SAN FRANCISCO, February 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — King & Spalding today announced the launch of its Global Human Capital & Compliance practice to help solve the complex workforce issues facing multinational corporations, both in the United States and in their global operations. The practice provides a centralized and coordinated approach to strategic, compliance, risk and management challenges related to a company’s most valuable asset – its human capital.

“Multinational companies operate as coordinated global brands, not as a collection of different individual employers from different countries,” the King & Spalding partner said. Darren Gardner, who leads the Global Human Capital & Compliance practice. “Our team partners with our clients to develop and implement consistent and practical legal solutions to address the business challenges that affect their workforce in the United States and around the world. We understand the importance that our customers value good corporate citizenship. At the same time, we appreciate the business realities of operating a global business and help them manage their risks around the world. And, if something goes wrong, we are there to defend them.

King & Spalding’s Global Human Capital & Compliance practice is a unique, fully integrated offering. The team has managed over 500 strategic, transactional and compliance-related multi-jurisdictional projects spanning 160 countries (including several projects involving over 100 countries at once). Additionally, the practice: provides high-quality, holistic HR compliance support to clients covering material risk management and brand-impacting issues (remote work, benefits, privacy, security, diversity and inclusion , etc.); conducts sensitive workplace investigations; and handles all aspects of complex employment-related litigation.

“Managing a global workforce has never been more complex or important for our multinational clients,” added Robert Hays, chairman of King & Spalding. “Darren is recognized as a leading advisor in this rapidly changing field. Under his leadership, this new practice brings together the talents and experience of King & Spalding to provide clients with a coordinated approach to managing their work issues. transactional, strategic, regulatory and compliance around the world.”

About King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a wide range of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 1,200 attorneys in 22 offices in United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has done business in more than 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it achieves, its uncompromising commitment to quality, and its dedication to understanding its clients’ businesses and culture. More information is available at


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