PCAOB Auditor Defense

PCAOB Auditor Defense

PCAOB Auditor Defense

King & Spalding has represented accounting firms and their professionals in Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) investigations and enforcement actions for nearly two decades. We have handled more than 50 PCAOB investigations involving complex audit issues involving Fortune 500 audits in every major sector. Our team has unrivaled experience, including valuable insight of former PCAOB and SEC Associate Directors, former federal prosecutors, and a Big Four global general counsel. Proficient in languages including Spanish and Portuguese, we have handled more than 20 cross-border PCAOB investigations. Having tried dozens of cases, our team has the skill, judgment, and credibility to secure favorable results—through negotiated settlements where warranted, and hard-fought litigation where necessary.

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January 15, 2021
General Counsel’s Decision Tree

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November 5, 2020
Fifth Amendment Danger In Civil Cases

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January 5, 2022
Professional liability partners Raphael Larson and Gary Adamson join the firm’s Special Matters and Government Investigations team in D.C. and New York

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10 SEC alumni, including the only individual to serve as both the former General Counsel and Director of Enforcement


U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

One of the Best Law Firms in Complex Commercial Litigation


BTI Litigation Outlook (2022)

Litigation Leader, Best of the Best Law Firms in Class Actions


BTI Litigation Outlook (2022)

Shortlisted, Corporate Crime Law Firm of the Year


Chambers USA (2022)

Shortlisted, Government Investigations Firm of the Year


LMG Life Sciences Americas Awards (2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Crisis Management


Chambers Crisis & Risk Management (2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Litigation: Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)


U.S. News Best Law Firms (2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Government Contracts


Chambers USA (2021-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, White-Collar Crime


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Top Ranked Firm, Criminal Defense: White-Collar


U.S. News Best Law Firms (2020-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime: Advice to Corporates


Legal 500 UK (2020-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Securities: Regulation


Chambers USA (2017-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Corporate Crime & Investigations


Chambers Global (2016-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Chambers USA (2015-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates


Legal 500 US (2015-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals


Legal 500 US (2015-2022)

“Clients are kept out of the public eye” by a team “packed with federal prosecutors”


Global Investigations Review (2021)

GIR 30 and GIR 100, World’s Top Investigations Practices


Global Investigations Review (2015-2021)

White Collar Practice Group of the Year


Law360 (2011, 2017)

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White Collar Crime


Benchmark Litigation (2020-2023)

14 Fellows of the ACTL


American College of Trial Lawyers (2022)

10 SEC alumni, including the only individual to serve as both the former General Counsel and Director of Enforcement


U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

One of the Best Law Firms in Complex Commercial Litigation


BTI Litigation Outlook (2022)

Litigation Leader, Best of the Best Law Firms in Class Actions


BTI Litigation Outlook (2022)

Shortlisted, Corporate Crime Law Firm of the Year


Chambers USA (2022)

Shortlisted, Government Investigations Firm of the Year


LMG Life Sciences Americas Awards (2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Crisis Management


Chambers Crisis & Risk Management (2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Litigation: Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)


U.S. News Best Law Firms (2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Government Contracts


Chambers USA (2021-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, White-Collar Crime


Legal 500 EMEA (2021-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Criminal Defense: White-Collar


U.S. News Best Law Firms (2020-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime: Advice to Corporates


Legal 500 UK (2020-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Securities: Regulation


Chambers USA (2017-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Corporate Crime & Investigations


Chambers Global (2016-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Chambers USA (2015-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates


Legal 500 US (2015-2022)

Top Ranked Firm, Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals


Legal 500 US (2015-2022)

“Clients are kept out of the public eye” by a team “packed with federal prosecutors”


Global Investigations Review (2021)

GIR 30 and GIR 100, World’s Top Investigations Practices


Global Investigations Review (2015-2021)

White Collar Practice Group of the Year


Law360 (2011, 2017)