Securities Litigator Jessica Corley Joins King & Spalding’s Atlanta Office

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ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – February 21, 2018) – King & Spalding today announced that Jessica Corley has joined the Trial and Global Disputes practice as a partner in the Atlanta office. Corley will focus on securities and complex commercial litigation, including securities class actions, derivative suits and M&A litigation.

Corley counsels companies and their directors and officers on regulatory investigations, disclosure issues, fiduciary duties in the deal context, and director and officer insurance coverage. She is a known leader in the field, having served as the past chair of the Atlanta Bar Subsection on Securities and Complex Litigation and the immediate past head of the Securities Litigation Group at Alston & Bird in Atlanta, where she was a partner.

“Jessica is a dynamic securities litigator with a proven record of winning cases against top shareholder plaintiffs’ firms,” said Andy Bayman, head of the firm’s Trial and Global Disputes practice. “Her experience as lead counsel in securities litigation from California to New York, reputation in the market and relationships with director and officer insurance carriers and brokers make us want her on our team.”

Corley has written and spoken on a variety of commercial litigation topics, particularly in the areas of securities and M&A litigation. She was named a 2014 BTI Client Service All-Star and a 2015 BTI Client Service All-Star MVP in the area of Securities and Complex Commercial Litigation. Corley received both her undergraduate degree and her J.D. from the University of Louisville. Before entering private practice, she clerked for the Hon. Charles R. Simpson III of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

“King & Spalding has a strong platform with a network of offices from coast to coast, a collaborative culture, dynamic client teams and an impressive Government Investigations group — all of which drew me to the firm,” said Corley. “I am looking forward to growing the Trial and Global Disputes practice with my new partners.”

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