Susan Alker is Crescent Cove’s Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Prior to joining Crescent Cove, she was the Deputy General Counsel at Medley Capital. Susan was a lawyer in private practice for nearly twenty years before joining Medley. She was a partner at the global law firms of Winston & Strawn and Reed Smith, where she focused her practice on finance, representing major banks and institutional lenders. Prior to that, she was counsel at O’Melveny & Myers, where she had a broad-based transactional practice including corporate financing and mergers and acquisitions. Susan is the author of the book Corporate Credit: A CFO’s Guide to Bank Debt and Loan Agreements (Auburn Drive Publishing, 2010). She has a JD from the UCLA School of Law and an MBA from California State University Los Angeles. She is licensed to practice law in California and New York.