King & Spalding today announced that Brian Ashin has joined as a partner in the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in the Washington, D.C., office. Ashin will focus on representing private equity and fundless sponsors, financial institutions and private companies on a variety of financings.
“Brian is a first-rate leveraged finance lawyer who has effectively handled complex, high-value transactions,” said Todd Holleman, head of the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group.
“His addition provides more breadth to our finance offering, which has a number of meaningful synergies with other areas of focus for the firm, such as energy, healthcare and real estate.”
Ashin has provided counsel on leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and project financings, as well as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and reorganizations, that span a variety of industries, including technology, cleantech, hospitality, retail, media and fintech.
“Brian has built an impressive corporate practice, and when paired with over 200 K&S lawyers and professional consultants in Washington, D.C., alone, Brian’s deep expertise enhances our corporate capabilities to help lenders and borrowers address the challenges that arise in negotiating, securing and structuring financing,” said Mark Jensen, office managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
Ashin joins the firm from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University. Ashin has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law and on a number of alumni and advisory boards. M&A Advisor named him an Emerging Leader in 2017.
“What attracted to me to King & Spalding is its brand, platform and talent pool,” Ashin said. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues who are counseling clients that provide or need capital to do deals in the major financial centers around the world.”