Securities MVP: Davis Polk's Jim Rouhandeh

Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 2:45 PM EST) -- In late October, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP's Jim Rouhandeh won a ruling releasing Proskauer Rose LLP from claims that it helped shield accused Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford's bank. Now, Rouhandeh will follow the case to the Fifth Circuit for a clash over whether the state law claims against Proskauer tied to Stanford's fishy certificates of deposit are preempted by a key 1998 federal law, ongoing work that earns him a spot on Law360's list of Securities MVPs.

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