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Lorraine McGowen Partner Bankruptcy Litigation, Restructuring

New York

Lorraine McGowen is a partner in the international law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, resident in the New York office, where she focuses on restructurings.

Her clients include leading financial institutions, syndicated lender groups, creditor committees and other parties seeking to maximize their recoveries from financially distressed companies. 

She advises on all aspects of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigation, negotiates inter-creditor disputes, prepares and negotiates complex corporate and finance documents, and represents investors in, and purchasers of, financially distressed companies in and outside of bankruptcy.  Her most recent matters have included representing syndicated lender groups, financial institutions and other parties in several prominent bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring matters including Indiana Toll Road, Puerto Rico, South Bay Expressway, City of Detroit, Lehman Brothers, MF Global, and Tronox.

She is the chair of Orrick’s firmwide 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. She serves on the Board of Legal Advisers for Legal Outreach, a non-profit college-bound program for students in disadvantaged neighborhoods in New York City, on the Advisory Board for the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession 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.  


Don Keller Partner M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

Silicon Valley

Donald Keller, a partner in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group, and is the partner in charge of Orrick's Silicon Valley Office.

Don is a former member of Orrick's Board of Directors and served as head of the firm's global corporate practice. Don advises high growth technology companies, public companies, venture capital firms and investment banks. He has advised clients on more than 60 public offerings, 75 acquisition transactions and several hundred venture financings.

Don has worked on transactions for Apple (Nasdaq GS: AAPl), Google (Nasdaq GS: GOOG), Oracle(Nasdaq GS: ORCL), Tibco (Nasdaq GS: TIBX), Adaptec (Nasdaq GS: ADPT), Shutterfly (Nasdaq GS: SFLY), Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE:MSO), Sum Total Systems (Nasdaq GS: SUMT) and Rambus (Nasdaq GS: RMBS). He also has represented many investment banking clients in public offering transactions, including representing Goldman, Sachs & Co. in offerings for many issuers.

Don is a past member of the Board of Overseers of Boston College Law School.

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