WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY— King & Spalding today announced that Raphael Larson and Gary Adamson have joined the firm as partners on the Special Matters and Government Investigations team. As leading practitioners representing accounting and consulting firms and their professionals in high-stakes regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, the pair adds strength to the firm’s world-class Professional Liability practice. Larson will be based in the Washington, D.C., office and Adamson in the New York office.
Larson represents U.S. and international accounting firms and their professionals in regulatory and enforcement matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and other regulatory and licensing bodies. Larson’s extraordinary expertise and depth of knowledge includes 12 years on the enforcement staff at the PCAOB, ultimately as Associate Director of Enforcement. He also has extensive experience in matters involving corporate governance, securities regulation, commercial and civil litigation, due diligence, and fraud.
Adamson also represents U.S. and international accounting firms and their professionals in federal and state litigation, arbitrations, and regulatory investigations by the SEC, PCAOB, and state licensing authorities. He also represents clients in an array of complex commercial litigation disputes, such as breach of contract, civil RICO, fiduciary relationships, fraud, and fraudulent conveyance.