How to Make Partner at King & Spalding


Robbie Li
June 1, 2020
Legal Career

James Berger is a partner at King & Spalding with over 25 years of experience in law. James specializes in international disputes, particularly cross-border and multi-jurisdictional proceedings. A partner in the firm's Global Disputes practice, James represents clients in a broad range of international and domestic commercial conflicts. James has substantial experience in litigating matters under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, and other statutes and legal regimes that apply in cross-border proceedings.

James joins the podcast to share how he turned a random case assignment into a specialized career in international disputes. 

Listen to this podcast to learn:

  • How James leveraged his experience in city planning to jumpstart his legal career
  • Why it is important for associates to reflect on and write about past casework 
  • How James has adopted different cultural norms to strengthen his work in international litigation
  • Why James encourages young associates to get to know the litigation funding industry
  • Why exemplifying ownership will help associates become partners

More tips from top litigators on how they made partner can be found on Legalist's Rainmaker podcast, now available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.