Albany Law School Welcomes Three New Members to Board of Trustees

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Albany Law School has added three new members to their Board of Trustees. The new members are Patricia A. Murphy ’89, Damien G. Granderson ’03, and Ashley N. King ’11.  

“It’s exciting to be able to add such accomplished alumni to the Board. Each of these new members bring a unique perspective and set of experiences, yet they all share a passion for Albany Law School and the success of our students,” said President and Dean Cinnamon P. Carlarne. “I look forward to working together with our new Trustees to implement our new strategic plan and advance Albany Law School as a leading institution of excellence and inclusion in legal education.”

Patricia A. Murphy ’89


Patricia Murphy is a Managing Director with Alvarez and MarsalNorth American Commercial Restructuring in New York, NY. She has more than 20 years of leadership experience in financial services. She brings a broad knowledge of a wide range of broker-dealer and banking matters, practices and supervisory and business challenges, as well as extensive experience in investment banking and capital markets.



Damien Granderson

Damien Granderson is a founding partner and chair of Granderson Des Rochers, LLP’s Music Practice.  He has been at the forefront of the entertainment industry for his dynamic and strategic approach to advising individual and corporate clients for long-term success. He has negotiated and structured some of the most innovative and cutting-edge transactions in entertainment and media on behalf of his clients, who include acclaimed recording artists, songwriters, producers, executives, independent labels, production and distribution companies. Granderson was the Albany Law School Alumni in Residence in 2022.  


Ashley N. King, Esq. ’11

Ashley King is the Managing Director and Head of Executive Wealth, Northeast for Goldman Sachs Ayco. She oversees advisors and corporate relationships in the Northeast that provide holistic financial advisory to high net worth families and corporate executives.
Each new member will serve a five-year term.