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Carolyn Zander Alford

Carolyn Zander Alford

King & Spalding LLP

Atlanta, GA, USA


Carolyn Alford is the Practice Group Leader for the Finance Practice Group at King & Spalding, where her practice focuses on representing lenders, investors and borrowers in debt financings, including syndicated credit facilities on both a leveraged and investment grade basis; private placements; acquisition financings; cash flow and asset-backed financings; asset-based lending; mezzanine financings; and project financings. Ms. Alford has specific industry expertise in energy, healthcare/pharma and media/communications.

Ms. Alford earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Duke University in 1989, graduating magna cum laude, and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She obtained her law degree, cum laude, from the Harvard Law School where she served as an editor of Harvard Journal on Legislation.

Ms. Alford is a Fellow of both the American College of Investment Counsel and the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. She currently serves as a Trustee of the American College of Investment Counsel. She is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Women’s Finance Exchange. She served on the Revised Article 9 Committee for the State Bar of Georgia and is a past chair of the Legal Opinion Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.

The American Lawyer named Carolyn Alford as one of the 45 best women lawyers under 45 in their January 2011 issue. In January 2012, Chambers named Carolyn Alford to the short list for the Woman Finance Lawyer of the Year. Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, LawDragon and SuperLawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition have all recognized her as a leading lawyer in her practice area.
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