SOURCE: King & Spalding

June 30, 2008 15:39 ET

Federal Prosecutor Joins King & Spalding's Government Investigations Practice

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today that Lou Ramos, a United States Department of Justice prosecutor specializing in economic crimes, has joined the firm's special matters and government investigations practice as a counsel in Washington, D.C. Ramos most recently served as Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

"We are pleased to welcome Lou to King & Spalding and look forward to the contributions he will make to the ongoing expansion of our practice," said Christopher A. Wray, chair of King & Spalding's special matters and government investigations practice. "With more than 19 jury trials and 30 bench trials as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C., Lou adds additional depth to the firm's considerable expertise in corporate and government investigations."

The addition of Ramos brings to 52 the total number of lawyers and non-lawyer professionals who have joined King & Spalding's Washington office in the past 12 months, including recent arrivals Carl Wessel and Seth Lundy in the FDA/healthcare practice, Kenneth Reisenfeld in the international arbitration practice and Mark Dola in the finance practice. The Washington office has more than 190 lawyers and non-lawyer professionals.

At the Justice Department, Ramos acted as lead prosecutor in 19 jury trials and more than 30 bench trials involving bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, social security fraud, narcotics trafficking, weapons offenses, human trafficking and crimes of violence. He also served as the Fourth District Community Prosecutor, functioning as liaison between the U.S. Attorney's Office and law enforcement agencies, city agencies, community organizations and concerned citizens. Before joining the Justice Department, Ramos handled a variety of corporate and government investigations defense work at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. He received a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. degree in History from Cornell University.

King & Spalding's special matters and government investigations practice, with lawyers in Washington, D.C., New York and Atlanta, has a wealth of experience in successfully representing corporations and individuals in complex federal and state criminal investigations, internal investigations and Congressional investigations, as well as in related civil and regulatory proceedings. Clients draw on recognized leaders in the field with decades of experience from the defense, prosecution, and SEC enforcement perspectives.

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