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The Red Carpet: Dive/In - Tonia Wellons, Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships, Peace Corps

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Lorraine McGowen Partner Bankruptcy Litigation, Restructuring

New York

Lorraine McGowen is a partner resident in the New York office where she focuses on restructurings.

For over 30 years, Lorraine has advised leading financial institutions, syndicated lender groups, creditor committees and other parties from the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa seeking to maximize their recovery or reduce their exposure. She has been the lead bankruptcy lawyer advising companies (including their boards) seeking to acquire financially distressed companies or assets. Lorraine interfaces with auditors, government regulators, investment bankers and others, and develops and implements mediation and litigation strategies, and negotiates reorganization plans and complex corporate and finance documents.

Recent notable engagements include representing  multinational bank syndicates in connection with the restructuring of major toll roads, the acquisition of a $6 billion toll road by an Australian firm, representing financial institutions, municipalities and others in the global Lehman insolvency proceedings, representing a South African company in connection with its $3.4 billion acquisition of a mineral sands business, and representing financial institutions in connection with the restructuring of Puerto Rico’s $72 billion indebtedness.

Lorraine 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 is a frequent speaker and author on bankruptcy and insolvency matters and serves as an Editor of the newly launched Bloomberg Bankruptcy Treatise.

Lorraine is described by colleagues, clients and others as ”tireless,” “ubiquitous,” “driven, determined, dedicated and devoted” and “a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, multi-successful person on so many levels.”

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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.

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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