Norton Rose Fulbright hires Radecki, Pennock


Norton Rose Fulbright hired public finance lawyers Alison Radecki as a partner and Helen Pennock as a senior counsel.

Both will work in the firm’s New York City office and formerly worked at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. They are licensed to practice in New York.

Radecki has more than two decades of experience helping issuers and not-for-profit institutions access the municipal bond market in the healthcare, cultural institution, higher education and charter school arenas. She also works with banks and financial institutions to provide accessible project capital and maintain federal compliance.

Public finance lawyers Alison Radecki and Helen Pennock have been hired by Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner and senior counsel, respectively.

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She has experience in many types of financing structures, such as variable-rate debt, tax-exempt and taxable debt, general obligation and revenue bond financings, letters of credit and liquidity-supported bonds, conversions, restructurings, reofferings, direct placements with financial institutions and private placements.

“Norton Rose Fulbright has one of the leading public finance practices in the country with a deep bench of talented practitioners,” Radecki said. “The opportunity to join this firm is an exciting one and Helen and I are eager to collaborate with our new colleagues on our clients’ complex financings.”  

Radecki received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School and her bachelor’s degree from Smith College.

“Alison and Helen are respected lawyers with an impressive track record representing issuers and borrowers in 501(c)(3) financings, especially for nonprofit healthcare systems, higher educational institutions and charter schools,” said Paul Braden, the firm’s head of public finance.

“Our lawyers have known Alison and Helen for years, with many positive experiences of working together and across the table from them. They will be very valuable additions to our public finance team,” he said.

Pennock works with governmental issuers, nonprofit organizations and banking institutions around the country.

She has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel or borrower’s counsel for financings for colleges and universities, cultural institutions and other not-for-profit corporations, water authorities and public power agencies, transportation authorities as well as on infrastructure and industrial development projects. She also focuses on securitizations of tobacco settlement revenues and other municipal receivables.

Pennock received her law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law and her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from New York University.

“Norton Rose Fulbright has enjoyed exciting growth this year, having now added five new partners in 2024, including several in New York,” said Jeff Cody, a managing partner at the firm. “I’m pleased to welcome Alison and Helen to the firm, as the synergies between our public finance team and their practices will benefit our clients significantly.”

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm that has more than 3,000 lawyers in over 50 locations worldwide.

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