Areas of Practice
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 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, B.A., 1971, cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia, 1978
  • Georgia, 1974
Court Admissions
  • E.D. Ga., 1974
  • S.D. Ga., 1975
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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Of counsel to the firm, Russell King received his bachelor of business administration degree, cum laude, in 1971 from the University of Georgia, and his juris doctor degree in 1974 from The University of Georgia School of Law. Mr. King was in private practice in Savannah, Georgia from 1974–1975. In late 1975, he joined the Office of United States Senator Herman E. Talmadge in Washington D.C. as Legislative Assistant and Counsel and, subsequently, Legislative Director, where he was responsible for tax, trade, energy, and agricultural issues. In 1979, Mr. King moved to Atlanta, Georgia to join Southern Railway as Special Representative. He returned to Washington, D.C. in 1980, as Counsel to Freeport Minerals Company.

Mr. King currently serves as Senior Vice President of Freeport-McMoRan, an international natural resource company.

Mr. King joined Jones Walker in 2001 and represents Freeport-McMoRan and advises on policy matters regarding the United States Congress and federal agencies, as well as before national governments, including Indonesia, Chile, Peru, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


  • American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (Member, Board of Directors) 
  • Corporate Council on Africa (Vice Chairman of Board of Directors and member of Executive Committee)
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Gridiron Secret Society, University of Georgia Chapter (Member)
  • National Center for APEC (Member, Board of Directors)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • US-ASEAN Business Council (Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee)  
  • United States-Indonesia Society (Member of Finance Committee, Board of Directors)