SOURCE: King & Spalding

King & Spalding

March 08, 2010 10:25 ET

King & Spalding Continues Major Expansion in Its Litigation Practices With the Arrival of Trial Lawyers Kenneth Turnbull and David Fine

NEW YORK, NY and WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) -  King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today the continued expansion of its professional liability and securities litigation practices with the addition of trial lawyers Kenneth Y. Turnbull and David M. Fine as partners in the firm's Washington, D.C., and New York offices, respectively. Their arrival follows close on the heels of the hiring early this month of litigation partners Diana L. Weiss, James J. Capra, Jr. and James P. Cusick. 

"Hiring Ken and David into King & Spalding's litigation practice furthers our strategic plan of growing our core practices of professional liability litigation and securities litigation," said L. Joseph Loveland, a senior partner in King & Spalding's business litigation practice and head of the firm's professional liability litigation initiative. "They are skilled trial lawyers who will greatly enhance our already-solid reputation as one of the nation's premier litigation firms, distinguished by our deep trial experience combined with big firm resources."

Turnbull and Fine have trial practices that focus on accountant liability defense and securities-related matters. Both lawyers join King & Spalding from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where they were partners.

Turnbull is experienced in complex litigation in state, federal and multidistrict proceedings, SEC enforcement proceedings and investigations by United States Attorneys' Offices. He received a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University and B.A. from St. John's College. 

Fine focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings, with an emphasis on financial, accounting and securities-related matters. His experience includes handling issues of accountant's liability, regulatory investigations, securities class action litigation, insurance coverage disputes on behalf of policyholders and other business disputes. He has represented clients in state and federal court, in international arbitration and before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He received a J.D. from Cornell Law School and a B.A. from Cornell University. 

The arrival of Turnbull and Fine, along with the recent addition of a number of other accomplished litigators, has bolstered the firm's capabilities in professional liability and securities litigation. Contributing to King & Spalding's growing reputation in the field of professional liability and securities litigation are recent lateral hires Diana L. Weiss, in the firm's Washington, D.C., office; James J. Capra, Jr., and James P. Cusick, in the New York office; Timothy T. Scott and Geoffrey M. Ezgar, in the firm's Silicon Valley, Calif., office; John A. Chandler and Elizabeth V. Tanis in the Atlanta, Ga., office; and Geoffrey R. Unger in the Austin, Texas, office. In addition, Paul D. Clement, the former Solicitor General of the United States and King & Spalding's national appellate practice leader, has been involved in several appeals on behalf of Big Four accounting firms. 

About King & Spalding
Celebrating 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm with more than 800 lawyers in Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dubai, Frankfurt, Houston, London, New York, Paris, Riyadh (affiliated office), San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm represents half of the Fortune 100 and, according to a Corporate Counsel survey in August 2009, ranks fifth in its total number of representations of those companies. For additional information, visit www.kslaw.com.

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