King & Spalding has extensive experience defending auditors and other professionals, such as lawyers and actuaries, against professional malpractice and related claims. We have represented each of the Big Four accounting firms in significant civil litigation and regulatory proceedings. Our lawyers have tried malpractice cases before judges, juries and arbitration panels across the country, and we have defended accounting firms in securities and customer class actions and in suits by receivers and bankruptcy trustees.
A significant part of our practice involves representing accounting firms in ancillary or stand-alone regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. We have handled matters involving the SEC, the PCAOB, Congressional subcommittees, the Department of Justice, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and other federal and state agencies.
We have a deep bench of lawyers in several offices who focus their practice on professional liability matters. Our team includes several fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, as well as former CPAs. We also capitalize on close relationships with our partners in our Appellate, Securities Litigation, Special Matters/Government Investigations, and Financial Restructuring practices to best serve our clients’ needs.
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