And the Olympic gold medal for the best double backflip in a submission to Congress goes to — Atlanta’s King & Spalding!

This month, when a House Commerce subcommittee resumes its hearings into the Olympic site selection scandals, K&S hopes to draw less attention than it did at the last round of hearings in October. Then, the firm’s two Teflon-plated icons, former U.S. attorney general Griffin Bell and former U.S. senator Sam Nunn, Jr., had to show up to shield both the firm and its client from reproach. If K&S enjoys a lower profile this time around, it can thank Bell in particular for some deft eleventh-hour acrobatics.

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