Robert Thornton

King & Spalding - Georgia


1180 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30309

+1 404 572 4778

Local Litigation Star

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Bob Thornton focuses on shareholder claims, director and officer liability and insurance, securities, regulatory investigations, audit committee and other internal investigations, as well as consumer fraud class actions, professional liability and legal ethics. A partner in our Securities and Shareholder Litigation and Securities Enforcement and Regulation practices, Bob represents shareholders, companies, Boards and others in a variety of disputes.

Bob represents acquiring companies, acquired companies, controlling shareholders, minority shareholders, directors and officers, and special committees of directors in connection with shareholder class and derivative claims involving mergers and acquisitions, going-private transactions, and other significant corporate matters.



  • J.D., Harvard University, cum laude
  • A.B., Princeton University, cum laude


Updated Sep 2021