32 Advisors Expands International Trade Finance Practice - Retains Carter A. Lawson, Former Deputy General Counsel of the Export-Import Bank of the United States
Sep 24, 2013, 08:40 ET
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 32 Advisors is pleased to announce that Carter A. Lawson will join the firm as a Principal as of October 1st in the firm's Washington, DC office. "We're excited that Carter is joining 32 Advisors and believe his relationships, skills and experience will prove to be extremely valuable for the firm's clients in our International Trade Finance practice," said Robert Wolf, company CEO.
Prior to joining 32 Advisors, Carter previously served as Deputy General Counsel for the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the official export credit agency of the U.S. government. In his role as the highest-ranking career level legal officer at the Ex-Im Bank, Carter managed a staff of twenty-three attorneys providing a full range of legal services in support of over $24 billion in financing of U.S. exports annually.
Carter will be joining Kevin Varney, former Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff of the Export-Import Bank, who launched 32 Advisors' International Trade Finance practice. "Carter is a tremendously talented lawyer, who knows how to get deals done. That's what he did at Ex-Im and that's what he'll do for our clients," said Varney.
Carter also served as the Ex-Im Bank point person with respect to all legal issues involving Ex-Im Bank's financing of Indian solar projects. Prior to joining Ex-Im Bank, Carter was the Chief Counsel for UniStar Nuclear Energy, LLC, a joint venture between Constellation Energy Group and Électricité de France. Carter has also served as Lead Counsel at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, where he closed numerous international structured and project finance transactions in many sectors. Before joining 32 Advisors, Carter was Vice President at McAllister & Quinn in Washington, DC. Carter earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia and his Juris Doctor and Masters of Law (International & Comparative Law) from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Since its launch in February, 32 Advisors has expanded with several notable partners joining including Austan Goolsbee, former Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors, now heading the firm's Economic Intelligence practice; and Barry Johnson, former Executive Director of President Obama's FDI initiative, SelectUSA, now heading 32 Advisors Inbound Investment and Global Market Access practice. And In June, Duaine Priestley, who headed the International Trade Administration's Texas office, opened 32 Advisors' new office in Houston, TX.
32 Advisors is a global consulting and advisory firm providing senior executives with strategic intelligence and actionable guidance on a broad spectrum of issues affecting immediate and long-term growth and success. With offices in New York City, Washington, DC and Houston, 32 Advisors acts as trusted advisors and confidential solution partners to public and private companies, private equity and hedge funds, money managers, governments and other institutions in the U.S. and countries around the world.
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