Areas of Practice
  • The University of Georgia School of Law
    JD, 1974
    Hague Academy of International Law, Den Hague, Netherlands; Athens Legal Aid Society; Vice President, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity; Moot Court Board; Attorney Side, Legal Aid Society, Athens, Georgia

  • University of Georgia/Emory University
    BA, cum laude, 1971
    Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
W. King
Of Counsel
Suite 600
499 S Capitol St SW
Washington, D.C. 20003
202.203.1024 tel
202.203.1025 fax

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Russell King is of counsel to the firm and advises on a broad range of legislative and regulatory policy matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Russell was in private practice from 1974 to 1975 in Savannah, Georgia. In late 1975, he joined the Office of US Senator Herman E. Talmadge in Washington, DC, as legislative assistant and counsel and, subsequently, legislative director, where he was responsible for tax, trade, energy, and agricultural issues. In 1979, Russell moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to join Southern Railway as special representative. He returned to Washington, DC, in 1980, as counsel to Freeport Minerals Company. Russell currently serves as senior vice president of Freeport-McMoRan, an international natural resource company.

Russell joined Jones Walker in 2001. He represents Freeport-McMoRan and advises on policy matters regarding the US Congress and federal agencies, as well as before national governments, including those of Indonesia, Chile, Peru, and Serbia.


  • American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors) 
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • National Center for APEC (Board of Directors)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • US-ASEAN Business Council (Board of Advisors)  
  • United States-Indonesia Society (Member of Finance Committee, Board of Directors)