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Laurence D. King


Larry King first joined Kaplan Fox as an associate in 1994. He became a partner of the firm in 1998. While Mr. King initially joined the firm in New York, in 2000 he relocated to San Francisco to open the firm's first West Coast office. He is now partner-in-charge of the firm's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

Mr. King practices primarily in the areas of securities litigation, with an emphasis on institutional investor representation and consumer protection litigation. He has also practiced in the area of employment litigation. Mr. King has played a substantial role in cases that have resulted in some of the largest recoveries ever obtained by Kaplan Fox, including In re Bank of America Corp. Securities, ERISA & Derivative Litig. (S.D.N.Y.); In re 3Com Securities Litigation (N.D. Ca.), In re Informix Securities Litigation (N.D. Ca.), AOL Time Warner Cases I & II (Ca. Sup. Ct., L.A. Cty.) and Providian Credit Card Cases (Ca. Sup. Ct., S.F. Cty.).

An experienced trial lawyer, prior to joining Kaplan Fox Mr. King served as an assistant district attorney under the legendary Robert Morgenthau in the Manhattan (New York County) District Attorney's Office, where he tried numerous felony prosecutions to jury verdict. At Kaplan Fox, he was a member of the trial team for two securities class actions tried to verdict, In re Biogen Securities Litigation (D. Mass.) and In re Health Management Securities Litigation (E.D.N.Y.). Mr. King has also participated in trial preparation for numerous other cases in which favorable settlements were achieved for our clients on or near the eve of trial.

Mr. King has been selected for inclusion in the Northern California SuperLawyers each year since 2012, and has previously served as Vice-Chair, and then as Co-Chair, of the American Association for Justice’s Class Action Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. He was also selected for inclusion to the San Francisco Super Lawyers list (Securities Litigation) for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

B.S., Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1985)
J.D., Fordham University School of Law (1988)

Bar Affiliations and Court Admissions: 
Bar of the State of New York (1989)
Bar of the State of California (2000)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California

Professional Affiliations: 
Bar Association of San Francisco
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association
American Business Trial Lawyers

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