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Carolyn Alford represents financial institutions, funds, private equity sponsors, issuers and corporate borrowers on a wide range of complex and innovative finance matters including acquisition, unitranche, first lien/second lien and mezzanine financings, leveraged and investment-grade syndicated credit facilities, private placements of notes and asset-based lending. 

While her industry experience is broad, she has an extensive track record in financing matters for healthcare, pharma, energy, telecom and media sectors. Notably, Carolyn is also the leader of King & Spalding's Financial Services Industry and firmwide Tactical Opportunities teams. In addition, Carolyn has served on our managing Policy Committee.

Carolyn also has experience structuring programmatic lending platforms, and is frequently called upon by clients to advise on structuring innovative financial products and to represent their interests in workouts and out of court restructurings.

Carolyn is a fellow and past-President of the American College of Investment Counsel, where she served on the Board of Trustees for eight years, and the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, where she has served on the Nominating Committee. As a passionate proponent for diversity, Carolyn is proud to serve on the Board of the Atlanta Women's Foundation. Carolyn also has the honor of serving as a board member of the Children's Hospital of Atlanta Foundation.

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Credentials

J.D., Harvard University, cum laude

B.A., Duke University, magna cum laude

Georgia

State Bar of Georgia

Practice Ranked: Capital Markets Securitization, ABS - Band 2 (Nationwide)


CHAMBERS USA, 2022

Practice Ranked: Capital Markets Securitization, Whole Business - Band 1 (Nationwide)


CHAMBERS USA, 2022

Individually Ranked in Band 1 for Banking & Finance (Georgia)


Chambers USA, 2022

Practice Ranked: Banking & Finance - Band 1 (Georgia) and Band 5 (Nationwide)


Chambers USA, 2022

Highly Regarded Practitioner in Banking


IFLR 1000 US, 2021

Practice Ranked: Commercial Lending - Advice to Borrowers and Lenders


LEGAL 500 US, 2022

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Recognition

Practice Ranked: Capital Markets Securitization, ABS - Band 2 (Nationwide)


CHAMBERS USA, 2022

Practice Ranked: Capital Markets Securitization, Whole Business - Band 1 (Nationwide)


CHAMBERS USA, 2022

Individually Ranked in Band 1 for Banking & Finance (Georgia)


Chambers USA, 2022

Practice Ranked: Banking & Finance - Band 1 (Georgia) and Band 5 (Nationwide)


Chambers USA, 2022

Highly Regarded Practitioner in Banking


IFLR 1000 US, 2021

Practice Ranked: Commercial Lending - Advice to Borrowers and Lenders


LEGAL 500 US, 2022

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June 27, 2022
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Credentials

J.D., Harvard University, cum laude

B.A., Duke University, magna cum laude

Georgia

State Bar of Georgia

Practice Ranked: Capital Markets Securitization, ABS - Band 2 (Nationwide)


CHAMBERS USA, 2022

Practice Ranked: Capital Markets Securitization, Whole Business - Band 1 (Nationwide)


CHAMBERS USA, 2022

Individually Ranked in Band 1 for Banking & Finance (Georgia)


Chambers USA, 2022

Practice Ranked: Banking & Finance - Band 1 (Georgia) and Band 5 (Nationwide)


Chambers USA, 2022

Highly Regarded Practitioner in Banking


IFLR 1000 US, 2021

Practice Ranked: Commercial Lending - Advice to Borrowers and Lenders


LEGAL 500 US, 2022

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Recognition

Practice Ranked: Capital Markets Securitization, ABS - Band 2 (Nationwide)


CHAMBERS USA, 2022

Practice Ranked: Capital Markets Securitization, Whole Business - Band 1 (Nationwide)


CHAMBERS USA, 2022

Individually Ranked in Band 1 for Banking & Finance (Georgia)


Chambers USA, 2022

Practice Ranked: Banking & Finance - Band 1 (Georgia) and Band 5 (Nationwide)


Chambers USA, 2022

Highly Regarded Practitioner in Banking


IFLR 1000 US, 2021

Practice Ranked: Commercial Lending - Advice to Borrowers and Lenders


LEGAL 500 US, 2022