WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today that Courtney D. Trombly, a former federal prosecutor, has joined the firm's special matters and government investigations practice as counsel in the Washington, D.C., office. She will focus her practice on internal investigations and corporate white-collar defense.

"We are pleased to welcome Courtney to King & Spalding and look forward to the contributions she will make to our practice," said Christopher A. Wray, chair of King & Spalding's special matters and government investigations practice. "As a former Assistant United States Attorney with extensive trial and white-collar crime experience, Courtney adds to the firm's considerable depth in corporate and government investigations and defense."

Trombly joins King & Spalding from the U.S. Department of Justice, where she was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. In this role, she served as lead counsel on investigations and prosecutions involving securities fraud, white-collar crime, money laundering and public corruptions. Before joining the Justice Department, Trombly was a captain in the Judge Advocate Division of the United States Marine Corps. She was awarded the Marine Corps' 2005 Defense Counsel of the Year Award, Eastern Division. She earned a J.D. degree, cum laude, at Boston College Law School and a B.A., cum laude, at the University of Pennsylvania.

Trombly's arrival at King & Spalding brings to 43 the total number of lawyers in its special matters and government investigations practice. Her addition follows the hiring of partner Carl Wessel and counsel Lou Ramos in June.

King & Spalding's special matters and government investigations practice, with lawyers in Washington, D.C., New York and Atlanta, has a wealth of experience in successfully representing corporations and individuals in a variety of white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, parallel civil litigation and internal corporate investigations. Clients draw on recognized leaders in the field with decades of experience from the defense, prosecution, and regulatroy enforcement perspectives.

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