Securities Group Of The Year: King & Spalding

Law360, New York (January 6, 2011, 5:26 PM EST) -- In a practice area where trials are rare, the willingness of King & Spalding LLP's securities group to take cases to a jury has netted the firm big wins in 2010 — including one for former Vivendi CEO Jean-Marie Messier — and earned it a place among Law360's Securities Groups of 2010.

Messier was found not liable for allegedly fraudulent financial statements and disclosures issued by the French media conglomerate, even though the jury held the company itself responsible. The approximately three-month trial has been called...
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