Austin King


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    600 Peachtree Street NE
    Suite 4700
    Atlanta, GA 30308

Austin King is a seasoned attorney in the Atlanta office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice.

Austin King is a seasoned litigator focusing primarily on General Liability, Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation, Antitrust & Competition, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law, and Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense. Austin is entrusted with the representation of clients in multidistrict litigation and other class and consolidated state and federal actions, including, but not limited to, "bet the company" litigation.

Austin gained invaluable experience serving as a law clerk to multiple state and federal jurists. Following law school, Austin served as a law clerk under U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Austin also clerked for Judge John S. Arrowood of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He has served under Judge R. Chris Dillon of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle of the Eastern District of North Carolina, and Chief Justice Paul M. Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Austin worked as a litigation associate and subsequently as counsel at two international top-tier law firms as well as with one national firm, respectively.

Austin is an avid surfer. He has surfed on every continent except Antarctica.

Published Opinions

D.V. Shah Corp. v. Vroombrands, Ltd. Liab. Co., 881 S.E.2d 338, 340 (N.C. Ct. App. 2022)


  • S. Austin King, Mounting a Judicial Challenge to President Barack Obama's Recess Appointment of Richard Cordray: The Constitutional Mandate of Standing, 18 N.C. BANKING INST. 305 (2013)
  • S. Austin King, Proffering the Right Evidence: Proving Loss Causation and Damages Under SEC Rule 10b-5, 19 N.C. BANKING INST. 431 (2014)

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

Immigration, Innocence Project


  • Bar Admissions
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • North Carolina


  • Young Lawyers Division
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Valedictorian, Cameron School of Business, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2011
  • Executive Editor of the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal – University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Highest Marks in Constitutional Law, Mergers and Acquisitions – University of North Carolina School of Law


University of North Carolina

Juris Doctor, with Honors

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, Finance

Representative Matters

  • In re: Solodyn (Minocycline Hydrochloride) Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:13-MD-2503 (D. Mass.) (represented pharmaceutical client in MDL in which Plaintiffs alleged Defendants violated federal and state antitrust laws by excluding generic competition for an acne product by filing sham patent litigation, entering into “reverse payment” agreements, and enacting “product-hopping” schemes. First chaired fact and expert depositions in same)
  • In re: Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:16-CV-8637 (N.D. Ill.) (served as integral member of joint defense group in case alleging price fixing amongst the largest U.S. chicken producers)
  • In re: Interior Molded Doors Antitrust Litigation, No. 3:18-CV-718 (E.D. Va.) (represented indirect purchasers in private suit brought under the Clayton and Sherman Acts)
  • Stout et al. v. Alcon Entertainment, LLC et al., No. 20-CVS-6417 (N.C. Bus. Ct.) (served as co-lead counsel on behalf of film production company in complex North Carolina Business Court action and secured one of the largest sanctions awards in North Carolina history under N.C. R. Civ. P. 37)
  • Galvan Industries, Inc. v. Eclipse Automation Southeast, LLC, No. 1:22-CV-418 (M.D.N.C.) (served as co-lead counsel for Defendant and negotiated settlement in client’s favor)
  • D.V. Shah Corp. v. Vroombrands, LLC et al., Nos. 5:19-CV-835, COA22-104 (N.C. Ct. App. 2022) (N.C. Supreme Ct.) (served as lead counsel for Defendant-Appellant before the N.C. Court of Appeals and successfully secured an opinion overturning the trial court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of Plaintiff-Appellee)
  • United States v. Brewbaker et al., No. 5:20-CR-481 (E.D.N.C.) (represented leniency applicant in federal antitrust trial)
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