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Lorraine S. McGowen

Lorraine S. McGowen

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Partner and Co-Chair of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
New York, NY, USA


Lorraine McGowen is a partner in the New York office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where she focuses on restructurings.  She is a co-chair of Orrick’s firm-wide Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives and recently completed two terms of service on the firm’s 11-member Board of Directors.  She previously chaired Orrick’s Restructuring Group.   Her clients include leading financial institutions, syndicated lender groups, creditor committees and other parties seeking to maximize recoveries in complex bankruptcies, out-of-court restructurings and creditors’ rights controversies in the U.S. and internationally.  Among her awards and honors, she was recognized as a Diversity Champion by the New York City Bar Association in 2012, as one of the Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy Magazine in 2015, and the National Black Lawyers Top 100 in 2016.  She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and ranked as a Leading Lawyer by the IFLR1000.  Ms. McGowen is on the Board of Legal Advisers for Legal Outreach, a non-profit college-bound program for students in disadvantaged neighborhoods in New York City and on the Advisory Committee for the Vance Center for International Justice of the New York City Bar Association.   She is also on the Board of Directors for the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.  Ms. McGowen graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1983 and Columbia School of Law in 1986.
Lorraine S. McGowen is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Diversity in Law Practice: Recent Legal Developments - Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2017, Monday, February 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2017, Monday, February 13, 2017, New York, NY
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Diversity in Law Practice: Recent Legal Developments - Diversity in Law Practice: Recent Legal Developments , Monday, February 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Diversity in Law Practice: Recent Legal Developments - Diversity in Law Practice: Recent Legal Developments , Monday, February 13, 2017
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2018, Friday, April 20, 2018, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2018, Friday, April 20, 2018, New York, NY
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