Carol Polumbo, the firm's managing partner in its Austin office, joined the firm in September 1990 and became a partner in January 1993. Carol received her BA degree from The University of Texas at Austin, her MA, summa cum laude, from The University of Texas at Tyler and her law degree, summa cum laude, from South Texas College of Law in Houston where she graduated first in her class, served as Executive Editor of the Law Review and was awarded the Alumni Association Award for the best article submitted to the Law Review and the E. E. Townes Memorial Award for the best article in the area of constitutional law. Carol has practiced law in the area of public finance since 1985. Prior to joining the firm, Carol served as Assistant Chief of the Public Finance Section of the Texas Attorney General's Office. During her three-year tenure in the Attorney General's Office Carol was responsible for reviewing and approving all types of governmental obligations issued in the State as well as serving as counsel for several state agencies responsible for issuing bonds. Prior to her tenure in the Attorney General's Office, Carol was employed as an associate attorney, specializing in the area of public finance, with a major Houston law firm. Carol has served as bond counsel to various types of governmental entities. Carol serves as lead attorney in connection with the firm's representation of the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas State University System, Williamson County, and the Cities of Bastrop, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Killeen, Round Rock, San Marcos and Temple. Carol also serves as bond counsel in connection with over seventy special development districts in the Central Texas area including road districts, water districts, regional authorities and management districts.
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