CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A recent case by two partners in Smith Moore Leatherwood's Charlotte office, Rob Marcus and Bailey King, was included on North Carolina Lawyer's Weekly's list of the 'Top Verdicts and Settlements' for 2012. Rankings were based on the 25 highest dollar-amount awards and settlements, either handled by a North Carolina attorney or in a North Carolina court.
Marcus and King represented the City of St. Petersburg, Fla., in a case versus Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., involving investment losses suffered by the city in a securities lending program. The jury determined that Wells Fargo held responsibility for protecting St. Petersburg's investments and should have informed the city of the loss in value of purchased bonds during the financial crisis of 2007-2008.*
Marcus, Chairman of the firm's Management Committee, focuses his practice on complex commercial and appellate litigation. He has represented numerous corporations and financial institutions in high profile and complex litigation matters in the North Carolina federal courts and elsewhere. He received his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Hamilton College in 1990 and his juris doctor, with honors, from Duke University School of Law in 1993.
King joined the firm in 2005 and focuses his practice on complex commercial and business litigation. He regularly handles matters related to contract disputes, securities law violations, financial and investment litigation, intellectual property infringement and antitrust counseling. He received his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Wofford College in 2002 and his juris doctor, with high honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2005.
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Caroline Nobles*Any results received by the Firm or its lawyers depend on a variety of factors that are unique to each case and do not indicate the likelihood of success in any future representation.