Kevin Gooch Joins DLA Piper’s Finance Practice in Atlanta

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

DLA Piper announced that Kevin Gooch has joined the firm’s Finance practice as a partner in Atlanta.
Gooch represents financial institutions, corporate borrowers, and private equity funds in complex finance and restructuring transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, bilateral loan transactions, acquisition financings, asset-based financings, and notes offerings. Gooch has represented various clients in more than US$20 billion of financing and restructuring transactions.
“Kevin has an incredibly impressive track record when it comes to large and complex financing and restructuring transactions.” said John Cusack, US co-chair of DLA Piper’s Finance practice. “He is an important addition to our practice and we look very forward to his contributions.”
Gooch also has significant experience advising publicly-traded borrowers and clients in the healthcare space on credit facilities and secured loans.
“Kevin is a rising star who is sought after to work on premier finance transactions,” said Joseph Alexander, DLA Piper's Southeast US managing partner. “His ability to handle multiple deals, combined with his market-leading insights and experience, will be a great asset to our strong and growing practice in the region, where there is burgeoning deal activity, as well as nationally.”
Over the past two years, Gooch has received “40 Under 40” Awards from the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, Fulton County Daily Report, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Georgia Trend Magazine, and University of Georgia Alumni Association. He is a member of the 2017 Class of Leadership Georgia and was a 2015 fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Gooch is also an adjunct professor of commercial lending at Emory University School of Law. Prior to joining DLA Piper, he was a partner at Alston & Bird LLP. He received his J.D. from the University of Georgia and earned his B.A. from Emory University.