McGuireWoods Atlanta associate Karyn Heavenrich will join Equifax in November as corporate counsel, consulting on customer-facing contract matters, including drafting, negotiating and documenting agreements.
“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 matters.
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, Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers named her a “Georgia Rising Star” in the bankruptcy: business, business/corporate category.