Paul R. Bessette

Co-Chair, Securities Litigation Group
King & Spalding LLP

PAUL R. BESSETTE is Co-Chair of King & Spalding’s Securities Litigation Group and has been lead counsel in Scores of cases nationwide, defending companies, officers and directors, underwriters and accountants in shareholder class actions lawsuits, derivative litigation, Securities and Exchange Commissions (SEC) proceedings, M&A litigation and other complex commercial litigation.  He also has significant experience in litigation involving breaches of fiduciary duty and representing board committees in various types of corporate investigations.  He is a frequent speaker and author on shareholder litigation, corporate disclosure and corporate governance. Mr. Bessette is ranked Trier 1 by U.S. News & World Report, and Band 3 by Chambers as Notable Practitioner for “strength in full range of securities litigation natters.”