WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Oct 15, 2012) - Joseph A. Laroski, Jr., a former associate general counsel in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, joined King & Spalding today as a counsel in the firm's international trade practice in Washington, D.C.
"Joe brings additional strength to our existing World Trade Organization dispute settlement practice, and we are pleased to welcome him to our team," said Stephen A. Jones, leader of King & Spalding's international trade practice. "He will work closely with our office in Geneva -- home to the WTO -- helping to grow our WTO practice and deepen our capabilities in a variety of global trade issues."
Laroski represented the United States in dispute settlement proceedings before the WTO and in other types of bilateral and multilateral trade relations while at the USTR. Prior to that, he handled antidumping and countervailing duty cases as an associate at Washington-based law firms, from 1999 to 2008. Laroski earned a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law, a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
King & Spalding's international trade and WTO practice group is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the world. With more than 40 lawyers and trade professionals, including economists, foreign legal consultants and accountants, the group represents public- and private-sector clients in a wide range of matters affecting the cross-border movement of goods, services and investment. The firm received Chambers USA Awards for Excellence in international trade in 2008 and 2009 for its preeminence and noteworthy achievements in the field.
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