Trial Ace: King & Spalding's Chilton Davis Varner

Law360, Los Angeles (August 26, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT) -- When companies including Merck & Co. Inc., GlaxoSmithKline PLC and General Motors Co. want to win product liability cases, they could call in an attack dog of an attorney to pull apart their legal foes in front of juries. Instead, they hire King & Spalding LLP's Chilton Davis Varner, described by her colleagues as a "velvet hammer."

In the courtroom, Varner isn't like a television lawyer. She doesn't angrily confront witnesses on cross-examination or shout, "Objection!" Rather, she focuses on delivering information succinctly to juries in...
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