Raphael Larson focuses his practice on the representation of US and international accounting firms and accountants in connection with regulatory and enforcement matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and other regulatory and licensing bodies, as well as in federal and state court litigation.

Raphael also represents a variety of other entities in financial statement and securities-related matters. He has experience in corporate governance, securities regulation, commercial and civil litigation, due diligence and fraud matters.

Before joining DLA Piper, Raphael was a member in the PCAOB's Division of Enforcement and Investigations for more than 12 years, most recently serving as a Associate Director. While with the PCAOB, he handled numerous enforcement investigations and disciplinary proceedings against domestic and international accounting firms and auditors, including matters involving the US Big Four accounting firms and their international affiliates. Earlier in his career, he gained experience representing businesses and individuals in litigation and regulatory matters involving accounting and financial statement-related issues as an associate with a large international law firm.