Arlene Hennessey focuses on environmental, health and safety enforcement defense and toxic tort litigation. Arlene has been a key team member for several of the firm’s marquee clients in addressing their most sensitive legal and crisis management issues.
With a track record that includes oil and gas disputes, mass tort and toxic tort cases, government investigations, and environmental incident response, she has been an integral part of numerous high-profile cases. Her clients have ranged from Chevron and Fiat Chrysler to Home Depot and German-based Wacker Polysilicon.
Arlene’s law practice is driven by a desire to solve problems. She is adept at crafting key messages, case strategy, and managing the day-to-day aspects of large, complex matters. Arlene is also committed to pro bono work and she has received numerous pro bono service awards at King & Spalding for her work on immigration and other worthwhile causes.
Arlene earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Texas Tech School of Law. There, she represented clients as a Student Attorney in the Civil Law Clinic and was a Staff Writer for both Texas Bank Lawyer and Texas Tech Lawyer Alumni Magazine. Arlene received a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University with a major in art history and a minor in chemistry. Between her undergraduate and law studies, she worked in the Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.