Law firm King & Spalding hired securities regulation lawyer Emily Gordy as a partner in its special matters and government investigations practice group. Gordy will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Gordy handles a range of compliance and enforcement issues affecting broker-dealers, fintech companies, investment advisers and investment companies. She also has extensive anti-money laundering experience.

“Emily has an extensive background in broker-dealer regulation — in private practice, in-house, in the government and at a financial services self-regulator — that enhances and expands our capabilities in this area,” Mark Jensen, co-leader of King & Spalding’s special matters and government investigations practice group and managing partner of the Washington, D.C., office, said. “Emily’s arrival adds depth and strength to help us serve clients on our growing portfolio of SEC, FINRA and state enforcement matters, as well as examinations, investigations and compliance work.”

Gordy joined King & Spalding from McGuireWoods, where she was a partner. Previously, Gordy served as executive vice president and deputy general counsel for LPL Financial, a retail investment broker dealer and investment advisory firm. She has also served in a variety of senior positions within the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and its predecessor, NASD, where as senior vice president, deputy head of enforcement and in senior policy roles she oversaw major enforcement matters and was instrumental in developing FINRA’s regulatory anti-money laundering guidance. Her leadership experience at the Securities and Exchange Commission included serving as deputy chief counsel of the division of enforcement.

“I believe collaboration and integration are key to successfully representing clients on high-stakes compliance and enforcement issues, and King & Spalding’s platform is built around those attributes,” Gordy said. “I am eager to use my extensive securities regulation and enforcement experience to team up with my new K&S colleagues — many of whom I have known well, including from my time in the government — to serve our clients.”