Carissa Lavin is an associate in Alston & Bird’s Securities Litigation Group where she focuses her practice on internal investigations and complex securities litigation. Before joining the firm, Carissa litigated issues related to breaches of fiduciary duty and environmental causes of action including the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
While earning her J.D., cum laude, from Georgia State University, Carissa served as the president of the Stonewall Bar Association, on the Georgia State Law Review, and a member of GSU Public Interest Law Association. In law school, Carissa interned for both District Judge Michael Brown and Magistrate Judge Catherine Salinas of the Northern District of Georgia. She earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in public policy from Georgia State University.