Securities MVP: Davis Polk's Lawrence Portnoy

Law360, New York (December 11, 2012, 8:22 PM EST) -- Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP's Lawrence Portnoy managed to secure the dismissal of a decadelong, multibillion-dollar securities fraud class action for a Credit Suisse Group AG unit right before trial, an epic win that earned him a spot among Law360's 2012 Securities MVPs.

The plaintiffs' class had been up in arms for years, arguing that Credit Suisse analysts had put out false and misleading research reports concerning AOL-Time Warner Inc. that was overly optimistic and led to an artificially inflated stock price that declined after the...
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