Kim Hoyt Sperduto
Kim Sperduto’s litigation expertise has attracted clients from around the world in search of solutions to their most intractable cases. With clients throughout the United States, Kim also serves sophisticated businesses from France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Israel, India, Singapore, and the Middle East. Fortune 100 companies, among others, rely on Kim’s litigation skills in national security, government contract disputes, real estate development, construction, finance issues, and class-action defense to create innovative solutions to real world problems. Kim’s clients remark on his tenacity, agility, integrity, communication skills, and ability to avoid complex litigations as well as win them.
“Trust is the cornerstone of any relationship, and in the heat of battle, trusting your litigator is paramount. I trust Kim and his team. They are responsive, agile, and communicative in a way that insures and enhances trust with the client, and simultaneously builds and sustains credibility with the court. Kim importantly also understands the economics of litigation. He gets that the client doesn’t win if it pays hundreds of thousands to its lawyers to wage war. Kim’s ability to avert litigation and stay out of the courtroom is just as valuable to his clients as his considerable skills in the courtroom.” — General Counsel at a Fortune 100 Company
They also focus on his business acumen and loyalty:
“Kim and his colleagues have worked with our company on a variety of project-related issues for more than 20 years. Whether discussing legal or business strategy, Kim has always offered his unbiased and thoughtful counsel and has helped us achieve excellent solutions to complex situations. I am pleased to be able to recommend Kim and colleagues without any hesitation or question.” — Executive Vice President, major national real estate developer
Other clients relate to his responsiveness and leadership:
“Kim’s litigation instincts are impeccable. He guided me through the entire litigation with patience and skill. He forecast the ebb and flow of our case, predicted the opponents’ procedural and substantive moves, and even projected where all the players would be when the music stopped. That kind of vision and reliability is invaluable to any client ensnared in complex litigation. It certainly was to me.” — Strategic Communications Consultant, National & International clients, Washington D.C.
Kim has earned an AV Peer Review Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest ranking for both ethical standards and legal ability. He has won in the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been the subject of two books on leaders in litigation, most recently in Crisis Lawyering: Effective Legal Advocacy in Emergency Situations (New York University Press © 2021). He has been profiled by the New York Times and his litigation skills also have been recounted in Lions of the Eighties: The Inside Story of the Powerhouse Law Firms by Paul Hoffman. He clerked for the Honorable Thomas C. Platt, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court in New York. In addition to being the author of several articles on litigation issues, his 2007 book Litigating With Electronically Stored Information has been hailed as a “brave and thoughtful book” and “indispensable for commercial litigators” by two of the country’s preeminent litigators.
You can find more of his extensive litigation experience in the various Practice Area pages throughout this site.
Kim received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, and his J.D. and Masters in Public Policy from Duke University. He is the married father of three. Kim is former Co-Chair, along with his wife Marsha, of the Parents’ Council for the Catholic University of American and serves on the Session at Georgetown Presbyterian Church.