19 Jan 2023

King & Spalding bolsters government investigations offering with hire of Freshfields’ New York managing partner

Olivia Radin latest in a string of senior hires in New York for Atlanta-based firm

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King & Spalding (K&S) has added the managing partner of Freshfields’ New York office to its special matters and government investigations team.

Olivia Radin has joined the firm in New York after 14 years at Freshfields, where she was also a member of the firm’s global board. She represents clients from industries including technology, consumer, financial services and transportation on matters involving significant global risks, including allegations of fraud, bribery, workplace misconduct, accounting and securities fraud, market manipulation, mis-selling and anti-money laundering violations. 

“Olivia is a world-class lawyer who expands and deepens our global investigations and disputes capabilities,” said Mark Jensen, leader of the firm’s special matters and government investigations team. “She brings great entrepreneurial energy to our team and will be invaluable to companies in any sector facing enforcement and third-party scrutiny.” 

Radin brings extensive experience defending clients before regulators including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to her new firm. 

Before joining Freshfields she spent four years as an associate at Covington & Burling and prior to qualifying as a lawyer was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. 

Radin’s is the latest in a crop of senior hires for King & Spalding in New York. Last August, the firm secured Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s long-serving litigation practice chair Randy Mastro and the co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s financial institutions team, leading banking litigator Matthew Biben.

Earlier in the year, the New York office also welcomed international arbitration lawyer Samaa Haridi from Hogan Lovells, where she led the firm’s Middle East practice.

Radin is the 13th partner in K&S’s special matters and government investigations team in New York, working alongside leading SEC and white collar defence practitioners such as Andrew Michaelson and Bill Johnson. The practice’s New York team is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners and noted for its expertise in areas including sanctions concerns, data breaches and spoofing. 

Recent additions to the team, which globally has north of 150 lawyers, include Amelia Medina, who rejoined the firm in Washington DC last December after stints as senior counsel to the deputy attorney general and at the FBI. 

She is one of many former government colleagues to work at the firm, including Senator Dan Coats, who joined as a senior policy advisor after serving as the director of national intelligence from 2017 to 2019, and former CIA director Gina Haspel, who joined in 2021 as a senior advisor on the national security team. 

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