McGuireWoods Atlanta associate
Karyn Heavenrich will join Equifax in November as corporate counsel, consulting on
customer-facing contract matters, including drafting, negotiating and
“Through the multiple client-facing opportunities I had at McGuireWoods I
learned the importance of giving clients ample opportunity to speak and be
heard — a skill that will be invaluable in this new role,” Heavenrich said.
Heavenrich joined the firm’s Insolvency & Restructuring Department in
2016, then moved to the Debt Finance Department in 2018. While supporting
both practices throughout her time at McGuireWoods, she represented agents
and lenders in corporate finance transactions, including asset-based
lending, large syndications and debtor-in-possession financing. She also
handled large commercial restructurings, representing debtors, agents and
other investors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and insolvency matters. She
also maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on political asylum
After law school, she clerked for Judge Shelley D. Rucker of the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. In law school,
Heavenrich served as the executive editor of the Georgia State University Law Review and interned with Chief
Justice P. Harris Hines of the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Heavenrich serves on the regional boards for the Anti-Defamation League and
Turnaround Management Association NextGen and is a member of the
International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation. In 2019,
named her a “Georgia Rising Star” in the bankruptcy: business,