King & Spalding Expands Its Financial Institutions Practice in New York With the Addition of Debt Finance Partner Ellen M. Snare

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Mar 3, 2014) – King & Spalding has recruited debt finance lawyer Ellen M. Snare as a partner in the firm’s financial institutions practice, resident in its New York office. Snare is the first of a number of hires the firm expects to recruit to this practice in New York. She joins King & Spalding from Kirkland & Ellis, where she was a partner.
“Ellen is an excellent leveraged-finance lawyer with extensive experience advising a range of major private equity, finance and middle-market clients,” said William H. Fuller, co-leader of King & Spalding’s financial institutions practice. “We have worked opposite Ellen on a number of transactions and have been impressed by her skill and motivation. We welcome her to the firm.”
Snare represents lenders and borrowers in connection with a wide variety of debt financings, including LBOs, second lien and subordinated loans, asset-based-lending facilities, restructurings, workouts and debtor-in-possession financings. She received her J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center and B.A. degree from New York University.
Carolyn Alford, leader of King & Spalding’s finance practice, said, “We are pleased to add a highly qualified leveraged-finance partner of Ellen’s caliber to the finance team. Our private equity, corporate and lender-side clients will be well served by Ellen’s capabilities, as we continue building our New York finance practice.” 
King & Spalding’s finance practice has more than 50 lawyers located in offices across the United States, Europe and the Middle East representing lenders, investors, funds and borrowers in finance and other commercial transactions. These include a wide array of investment grade and sub-investment grade credit facilities on both a syndicated and single-lender basis. King & Spalding was ranked 6th in the United States for lender representations in 2013, according to Thomson Reuters.
“I am excited to be joining King & Spalding’s finance and financial institutions practices and look forward to working with its well-established team of lawyers to assist clients with their financing needs,” Snare said. “King & Spalding’s platform allows me the opportunity to accelerate the growth of my practice, and I look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued success.” 
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