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King & Spalding Hires Dewey Washington Partner for Tax Practice

February 01, 2012

Feb. 1 (Bloomberg) -- King & Spalding LLP, an international law firm of more than 800 lawyers, hired Abraham N.M. “Hap” Shashy, Jr., the head of the Washington tax practice at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.

Shashy, 62, who was managing partner of the Washington office of New York-based Dewey, was the chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Service for three years, appointed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. Previously a lawyer at Atlanta-based King & Spalding, he’ll rejoin the firm’s Washington office as a partner and chairman of the global tax practice group, the firm said in a statement today.

“We look forward to his help in building up our tax controversy practice and expanding the firm’s tax capacity in our offices outside the United States,” James H. Lokey, Jr., the outgoing tax practice group leader, said in a statement. Lokey, an Atlanta-based partner, will continue the full-time practice of tax law at King & Spalding, the firm said.

In fiscal 2010, King & Spalding was the 33rd-largest grossing law firm, with more than $718 million in revenue, according to the American Lawyer, a trade publication.

--Editors: Fred Strasser, Charles Carter

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