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A senior international executive who has held positions at major corporations and global law firms, Sally King is chief operating officer at Akin Gump, based in the firm’s New York office. Working closely with the firm’s Chair, she leads all operational functions and serves as an ex officio member of the management committee.
Sally’s experience includes global operations, strategic planning, merger planning and integration, finance and general management. She has a reputation for building, leading and motivating highly effective teams of professionals, resulting in increased productivity and profitability. In 2013, Sally was named to The National Law Journal ’s list of Legal Business Trailblazers & Pioneers in the Strategists & Drivers category.
Prior to joining Akin Gump and serving in similar roles at other firms, Sally worked for companies including Verizon, American Lawyer Media and General Electric. She is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and United States.