ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - August 24, 2015) - King & Spalding announced today that corporate and securities attorney Alana Griffin will join the firm's corporate practice group as a partner in its Atlanta office. Griffin, who has 25 years of experience in the full range of public company corporate matters, joins the firm from Synovus Financial Corp., where she served as deputy general counsel and director of regulatory relations.
Griffin is a King & Spalding alumna, having worked for 10-plus years in Atlanta, starting as an associate in 1994 and then as counsel until 2004. Griffin then joined HomeBanc Corp., an NYSE-listed company based in Atlanta, as senior vice president and assistant general counsel. In 2008, she joined Synovus, a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia with approximately $28 billion in assets.
"We are pleased to have Alana back at King & Spalding as a partner in our corporate practice," said Ray Baltz, leader of King & Spalding's corporate practice group. "Her expertise and reputation as an exemplary in-house legal leader will benefit colleagues and corporate clients alike."
At Synovus, Griffin provided advice and strategic guidance to executive management and the Board of Directors on a wide range of matters. She was responsible for all public company legal matters, including SEC disclosure, corporate governance, capital markets and financing transactions, M&A, NYSE compliance and executive compensation matters. She executed $3.5 billion of capital markets and financing transactions at Synovus, including both equity and debt offerings. In August 2014, Griffin assumed responsibility for the bank's Regulatory Relations Group, where she acted as the primary liaison with state and federal regulators in connection with bank exams and supervisory issues.
Griffin received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina Honors College, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University and served on the Georgetown Law Journal.
"It is an honor to rejoin my colleagues at King & Spalding," said Griffin. "King & Spalding had the preeminent corporate practice in Atlanta when I went in-house a decade ago, and the firm has continued to grow its corporate practice and its excellent reputation since then. I look forward to working with many of the firm's public company clients in connection with their capital markets, M&A and governance matters."
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