Carol Juang McCoog


Portland, OR
t: 503.402.1323

Carol Juang McCoog
Carol serves as bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel, and disclosure counsel to many state agencies and local governments on a variety of financings, particularly in Oregon.

Carol has practiced in the area of public finance for 20 years.  She joined Hawkins in 2011 and currently serves on the firm’s Management Committee.  Carol has extensive experience in the areas of general obligations bonds, short-term financings, certificates of participation, full faith and credit obligations, urban renewal tax increment financings, and revenue bonds, including water and wastewater projects, lottery revenue bonds, and transportation projects.

Carol has extensive experience serving as bond counsel on conduit revenue bonds for manufacturing facilities, solid waste disposal facilities, and 501(c)(3) non-profit facilities.  Carol has also served as bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel on many pension bond issues and has assisted many Oregon state agencies and local governments with pension disclosure. 

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers; Board of Directors (2016 – current); Chair, Securities Law & Disclosure Committee (2013-2016); Vice Chair (2011-2013)
  • Oregon Government Finance Officers’ Association, Nominating Committee (2017)
  • Oregon Municipal Debt Advisory Commission, Chair (2007 – 2015)
  • Portland Development Commission Financial Sustainability Committee (2016)
  • Tax & Securities Law Institute, National Association of Bond Lawyers, Chair (2016); Vice Chair (2015)
  • Women in Public Finance

Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law Section (2010 - current)

Best Lawyers Portland, OR Public Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2013)

“Forty Under 40” Portland Business Journal (2010)




  • University of Washington, B.A.
  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., Managing Editor of Operations Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • USDC Oregon


  • Chinese

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