Kevin Turner is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office. He previously served as general counsel of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). Mr. Turner focuses his practice on international financing transactions, particularly within emerging markets and developing nations, through representation of project sponsors and developers, state-owned enterprises, financial institutions and private equity funds. He assists clients in structuring financing solutions involving export credit agencies and development finance institutions in various industry sectors such as energy, infrastructure, financial services, manufacturing, microfinance, health, and information and communication technology.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Turner served as the first general counsel of DFC, where he provided policy and legal counsel to DFC leadership. Mr. Turner held the same position at OPIC before its transformation to the DFC. In this role, Mr. Turner advised on the agency's project finance, political risk insurance, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) loan, guarantee, investment fund and equity transactions. He also advised on know-your-customer (KYC) and risk management, sanctions issues, and distressed assets and workouts.
Mr. Turner also previously served as senior vice president and general counsel for EXIM. He managed the EXIM's legal department and advised on the bank's project and structured finance, aircraft, trade finance and insurance transactions. Mr. Turner represented EXIM in international forums such as the International Working Group on Export Credits (IWG), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Berne Union, a global association for the export credit and investment insurance industry.
Mr. Turner served as chief of staff for former Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.). Before moving to Washington, D.C., he served as chief deputy attorney general of Alabama. He began his career in private practice assisting clients with corporate transactions.
- The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
- The University of Alabama Manderson Graduate School of Business, MBA
- Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., Political Science and Economics, summa cum laude
- District of Columbia
- Alabama Law Review, Acquisitions Editor and Member of the Managing Board
- Order of the Coif
- Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award, University of Alabama School of Law, 2007
- Hugo Black Scholar, University of Alabama School of Law, 2006
- Wall Street Journal Award for Student Achievement in Economics, Hampden-Sydney College, 2003