Karol Mason returns to Alston from Justice Department
2:12 pm, February 9th, 2012
After almost three years working in the Obama administration’s Justice Department, Karol V. Mason has returned to Alston & Bird.
Mason, a bond lawyer who chaired the firm’s public finance group, left the firm in April 2009 to accept a post as a deputy associate attorney general. She had worked on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, serving as a member of its national finance committee and raising funds in Georgia.
She returns to Alston as a partner and is a member of the firm’s real estate finance and capital markets group, according to an announcement from the firm. Mason will primarily work out of Atlanta but will also have an office in Washington. Her practice focus is public finance and project finance as well as guidance in government investigations.
Mason spent 26 years at Alston before joining the Justice Department and is a former chair of the firm’s partners committee. “It has always been our hope that Karol would return to the firm after completing her public service, and we are proud and excited to have her back among our ranks,” said Alston’s managing partner, Richard R. Hays in a statement.