Rising Star: Simpson Thacher's Alan Turner

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 11:49 AM EDT) -- Alan Turner, promoted to partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in 2010, helped Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC defeat class certification in a $3.4 billion securities fraud suit tied to risky subprime mortgages in 2011, work that earned him a spot on Law360’s list of five top securities partners under 40.

A native of New Zealand, Turner, 39, helped the bank prevail in its argument that class treatment would not be superior to individual actions in the so-called Harborview Case, which was identified by...
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