N.E., Suite 1600
Atlanta, Georgia 3030
is a partner in King & Spalding’s Business Litigation Practice Group, focusing his practice on complex commercial litigation matters, often involving multiple lawsuits, regulatory proceedings, and parties. Mr. Dropkin frequently represents professional services firms—with a special emphasis on accounting firms—in high-stakes litigation in court and arbitration proceedings; in government inquiries and investigations initiated by the SEC, the PCAOB, and other federal and state agencies; and in connection with third-party subpoenas for documents or testimony. Mr. Dropkin also handles litigation and appeals involving contract disputes, employment issues, franchise law, and other commercial matters.
Mr. Dropkin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Emmett Ripley Cox of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements
Author, “Asserting Imputation-Based Defenses in Actions Brought by the FDIC as Receiver for a Failed Depository Institution,” ALI-ABA Accountants’ Liability Conference: Litigation and Issues in the Wake of the Financial Crisis (2011) (with Elizabeth V. Tanis).
Author, “Ignore Georgia’s Physical Precedent Rule at Your Own Risk,” The Litigator (Atlanta Bar Association Litigation Section May 2011).
Author, “Linking the Culpability and Circumstantial Evidence Requirements for the Spoliation Inference,” 51 Duke Law Journal 1803 (2002)
Author, “On a Collision Course: Pure Propensity Evidence and Due Process in Alaska,” 18 Alaska Law Review 177 (2001) (with James H. McComas)
Panelist, “Analyzing and Preparing a Civil RICO Case from a Defendant’s Perspective,” Georgia ICLE’s RICO Seminar (October 2009)
Panelist, “Security, Civil Liberties and Democracy in the Post-9/11 World,” Federal Bar Council’s Bench & Bar Conference (February 2008)
Member, Executive Committee, Georgia Appleseed Young Professionals Council (2008-2010)
Barrister, Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court (2006–2008)
|Areas of Practice||1) Professional Liability Litigation , 2) Energy Appellate , 3) Securities Enforcement and Regulation , 4) Shareholder and Securities Litigation , 5) Appellate, 6) Constitutional and Administrative Law , 7) Class Action and 8) Contracts and Business Torts|
|Law School||J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Duke University|
|Education||A.B., summa cum laude, Duke University|
|Bar Member / Association||State bar of Georgia|
|Most recent firm||King & Spalding LLP|
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