Chairman, King & Spalding LLP

 

Before becoming Chairman of King & Spalding in 2005, Robert Hays led the firm’s Policy Committee and the Tort and Environmental Litigation group. He is also the former Vice Chairman of the American Bar Association TIPS Product Liability Section. 

Some of King & Spalding’s most recent diversity efforts include seeking out minority- and women-owned businesses when looking for outside counsel and actively recruiting LGBT law students through scholarships and other partnerships. King & Spalding made MultiCultural Law magazine’s top 100 firms for diversity list seven years in a row. The firm also received Coca-Cola’s “Living the Values” award for law firm diversity. 

Joined LCLD 2009 


Highlights of LCLD Participation


Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2017: Steven D. Park; 2016: Antonio E. Lewis; 2015: Merritt E. McAlister; 2014: Silvia M. Marchili; 2013: Lauren Reeder McClurg; 2012: Marian J. Lee; 2011: Jaron R. Brown

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2017: Ahsin Azim, Peter Diaz; 2016: Luke Apfeld, Christina Kung, Ariana Shaffer; 2015: Valecia Battle, JingJing Lin, Kendra Mells, Hannah Clark, Zahed A. Haseeb; 2014: Mavara Agha, Lauren Kim, Ruby Hong, NaiTasha Webb-Prather; 2013: David Kim; 2012: Shifali Baliga 

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2017, 2016, 2014)


 

Member: Robert Hays

Diversity Professionals: Samuel B. Matchett, Caroline A. Abney

Communications: Les Zuke