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