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November 13, 2009 13:42 ET

Harris Winsberg Joins King & Spalding's Bankruptcy Practice

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2009) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today that Harris B. Winsberg, a bankruptcy and corporate restructuring lawyer with significant experience in bankruptcy litigation matters, has joined King & Spalding as a partner in its financial restructuring practice group in Atlanta.

"Harris's addition provides us with additional depth and capacity to handle sophisticated company-side engagements and secured creditor representations," said Paul Ferdinands, leader of King & Spalding's financial restructuring practice group. "His skill as a litigator helps us expand our bankruptcy litigation capabilities and will allow the bankruptcy team to capitalize on insolvency-related litigation opportunities."

In addition to creditor and secured creditor representations, Winsberg has handled company-side restructuring matters, including serving as debtor's counsel in Allied Holding, Inc.'s Chapter 11 case. He joins King & Spalding from Troutman Sanders in Atlanta.

Winsberg is chairman of the bankruptcy section of the State Bar of Georgia and a member of the board of directors of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute. He received J.D. and B.A. degrees, with honors, from the University of Florida.

Winsberg said: "I am excited to have joined King & Spalding. I have known and respected the firm's bankruptcy and financial restructuring partners in Atlanta and look forward to contributing to the firm's growth and success."

King & Spalding has one of the nation's preeminent financial restructuring practices. This practice group brings valuable knowledge and in-depth experience to all facets of corporate reorganizations, in-court and out-of-court debt restructurings, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation and distressed mergers and acquisitions transactions. The firm is regularly retained in large bankruptcy matters and workouts to represent debtors, creditors' committees, secured and unsecured creditors, and potential acquirers of businesses and substantial assets. The practice covers all segments of the economy, with particular emphasis on manufacturing, retail, real estate, healthcare, insurance, energy and telecommunications.

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