Carol McCoog Assumes NABL President-Elect Position


Carol McCoog has been elected President-elect of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL).

NABL promotes the integrity of the municipal market through the education of its members in the laws affecting state and municipal bonds. The organization provides its members with a forum for the exchange of ideas as to law and practice, giving its members some of the tools that help them continually improve the state of the art in the field. NABL also provides commentary and recommendations at the federal, state, and local levels concerning legislation, regulations, and rulings affecting bonds, and on occasion submits friend of the court briefs or memoranda in connection with court or administrative proceedings.

Carol is a Partner at Hawkins and a member of the firm’s Management Committee.  She has nearly twenty-five years of public finance experience and serves as bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel, and disclosure counsel on a variety of financings throughout the United States and the territory of Guam.  

Carol has served on the Board of NABL for six years and previously served as Chair of NABL’s Securities Law and Disclosure Committee. She also served as Chair and Vice Chair of NABL’s Tax and Securities Law Institute.  Carol regularly speaks at NABL conferences on matters related to public finance.

Carol is a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel and is regularly included among The Best Lawyers in America where she was named as “Lawyer of the Year” in Public Finance Law in Portland, Oregon in 2013.  She was also recognized in the Portland Business Journal’s 2010 Forty Under 40.

Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP has been ranked first as underwriters’ counsel and second as bond counsel nationally over a 40-year span.  The firm has closed $1 trillion in public finance transactions.  State and local governments regularly turn to Hawkins, on the strength of it’s unique specialty practice and outstanding record of innovation and accomplishment, to structure new financing programs, resolve complex tax and securities disclosure questions, and advise on infrastructure procurement, project finance and public private partnership matters.

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