Paul R. Bessette

Paul R. Bessette

King & Spalding LLP

Partner/Co-Chair Corporate & Securities

Paul Bessette, who serves as co-chair of the Firm’s Corporate & Securities Litigation Practice, defends clients in securities and shareholder litigation, government investigations and enforcement actions, and complex business disputes throughout the United States. For more than 30 years, Paul has represented companies, officers and directors, underwriters and accountants in securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, regulatory investigations and bankruptcy D&O litigation. He regularly works with board committees leading internal investigations and advising companies on governance and fiduciary duty issues.

Paul frequently speaks and writes on shareholder litigation, corporate disclosure, corporate governance and related topics. He has authored numerous securities-related articles for publications including ABA Business Law Today, Insights, Financial Executive, Law360, Financial Fraud Law Report, The D&O Diary, Bloomberg Law Reports, National Underwriter and The Securities Reporter.