Austin King focuses his practice on litigation matters, using his experience and skills to guide his clients through critical litigation and antitrust issues.

Prior to joining Nexsen Pruet, Austin worked as an associate at two major international law firms focusing on antitrust and litigation generally. Through multiple judicial clerkships, Austin gained invaluable first-hand experience vis-a-vis state and federal court practice.  After law school, Austin spent two years as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Austin also clerked for the Honorable John S. Arrowood of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  In addition, while in law school, Austin served as a summer clerk to U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, as well as for Chief Justice Paul M. Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Austin earned his law degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He earned his undergraduate degree, in finance, from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he finished first in his class and valedictorian of the Cameron School of Business.



  • S. Austin King, Note, 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, Note, Proffering the Right Evidence: Proving Loss Causation and Damages Under SEC Rule 10b-5, 19 N.C. BANKING INST. 431 (2014)


  • North Carolina
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


  • Hon. Charles A. Pannell, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, September 2014 – September 2016
  • Hon. John S. Arrowood, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh, NC, August 2020 – August 2021
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