ACCION USA, a private, non-profit organization that provides financial services to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs, has announced that it has elected a new member to its board of directors, Anna E. Dodson, a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP.
Ms. Dodson, a partner in the firm's Business Law Department, specializes in structured finance and securitization. Her financing practice focuses on representing investment managers in liquidity and leverage transactions and in the structuring and management of financial products, as well as originators and servicers in warehouse facilities and securitizations. Ms. Dodson has also represented lenders, institutional investors and borrowers in a broad range of debt financings - from junior capital investments to senior syndicated facilities, and across the company life cycle, including opportunistic and distressed investments, recaps, buy-outs, restructurings and debtor-in-possession facilities.
Ms. Dodson is a recipient of the 2004 John Adams and John Quincy Adams Pro Bono Publico Award, given by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, for providing volunteer legal services to poor and disadvantaged citizens. She is also a recipient of the 2004 Robert B. Fraser Pro Bono Award, given annually by Goodwin Procter. She is an active participant in Goodwin Procter's Neighborhood Business Initiative in Boston, a firm initiative to provide business pro bono legal services to low income entrepreneurs and small businesses in Boston's neighborhoods.