Theodore Hester

King & Spalding LLP

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Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 1700
Washington 20006 DC US

Theodore M. Hester, a senior partner in our Government Advocacy practice, specializes in representing companies being investigated by congressional committees and in counseling businesses on crisis management. Quoting Chambers USA, “‘a deliberate, careful and creative thinker,’ Ted Hester draws praise for his attention to detail and impressive grasp of the legal, business, political and public relations implications of situations.”

Ted has represented a wide variety of clients that have received inquiries from Congress, including a number of investigations that have required the preparation and defense of corporate executives testifying before Congressional committees. His clients have included leading pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, financial institutions, accounting and consulting firms, oil industry and telecommunications companies and automobile manufacturers.

He gives advice and consultation to clients on working with Congress and government agencies. More broadly, he helps clients prepare for and manage corporate crises, including crisis communications.

Ted has been recognized by Chambers USA in each of the past several years as “one of the foremost congressional investigations experts in the market” and whom clients describe as “someone you can trust with just about anything — he’s one of the most forthright, honest people I’ve met.” One client observed: “He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to devoting time to our organization.” Chambers USA describes King & Spalding as “particularly prominent in the field of Congressional Investigations” and “always ‘spot on in its strategic advice.’”


  • J.D., Harvard University
  • A.B., University of Georgia


  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia


  • American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Children’s National Medical Center
  • Board of Directors, Ethics Resource Center
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers (President, 1989-1990)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Out-of-State Representative, Board of Governors, 1991-1997 and President, Younger Lawyers Section, 1978-1979)


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