Sponsored Event | April.27.2021 - April.30.2021Online Webinars
The Cyrus R. Vance Center and Orrick, together with GVA, Belex, and Olaniwun Ajayi, are hosting a series of professional training workshops on Public-Private Partnerships (P3) from April 27-30, 2021. The workshops will feature Lorraine McGowen, Vincent Casey, Anne Murray and Kelly Newsome from Orrick, along with several local counsel from Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria. Expected attendees include participants from government and private practice in several African regions.
Each workshop will discuss the mechanics of P3 transactions in Africa, along with the pan-African, Nigerian, Ethiopian, and Kenyan legal and regulatory P3 landscape and corruption prevention strategies.
Lorraine McGowen is a lead restructuring partner with over 30 years of experience representing clients from the US and internationally with entrepreneurial enthusiasm and a true passion for innovation seeking to maximize recoveries or reduce liabilities.
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. She also regularly provides commercial law and bankruptcy advice in connection with securitization, M&A, energy & infrastructure and general corporate transactions.
Recent engagements include representing Toyota (one of the largest creditors with more than $7 billion in claims) in the highly complex global restructuring of Takata Corporation, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of automotive safety systems, including airbags; representing financial institutions in connection with Puerto Rico’s $72 billion restructuring; and representing several PPA counterparties in the PG&E bankruptcy case.
Lorraine is a member of Orrick's Management Committee and recently completed two terms of service on the firm’s 11-member Board of Directors. She also currently co-leads Orrick's Automotive Technology & Mobility group and its global Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Initiative.
As a leading D&I advocate, Lorraine creates programs for the legal profession and the community. She was selected as a 2019 Rainmaker by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) and as one of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Lawyers for 2018 and 2015 and received Legal Outreach’s Pipeline to Diversity 2017 Champion Award and the New York City Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion 2012 Champion Award. IFLR1000 Rankings named Lorraine a leading lawyer in the U.S. She was selected by Direct Women to be a 2016 Board Institute member. She is a frequent speaker and author on bankruptcy and insolvency and diversity and inclusion.
Among her community involvement, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession and on the Advisory Committees for Legal Outreach and the Vance Center for International Justice of the NYCBA. Lorraine also serves as a Vice President of the New York City Bar Association.
Vincent is an infrastructure partner with more than 25 years of experience working on projects in the United States and Latin America.
Vincent is recognized by Chambers USA for his sophisticated representation of public-private partnerships (PPP/P3s) and infrastructure projects. Clients describe him as “very knowledgeable, on top of potential issues and comes up with solutions” and “great at explaining complicated issues so that everybody can understand them. He also has a high-level understanding of the goals in any given project.”
He regularly advises developers, financing parties, (banks, note purchasers and underwriters), governmental authorities in P3s, and developers and lenders in all types of other project financings. Vincent's practice covers all aspect of infrastructure and energy including roads, airports, water facilities, social infrastructure and wind farms.
Anne Murray, Partner in the Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the White Collar & Corporate Investigations practice group. Anne focuses on ethics, fraud, and corruption issues. She regularly conducts internal investigations and defends companies and individuals in government investigations.
Anne frequently represents companies and individuals in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other government agencies. She conducts internal investigations and risk assessments; performs pre-acquisition anti-corruption diligence; counsels companies about compliance issues; and develops corporate compliance programs, policies, procedures and training models.
Anne has extensive experience in matters involving corruption and fraud, with a particular focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She has represented multinational corporations across the aerospace, communications, defense, financial services, health care, hospitality and tourism, mining, oil and gas, technology, security, and shipping industries. She also has led investigations and compliance reviews throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, with on-the-ground experience in more than 16 countries including Brazil, China and Mexico.
She has represented companies and foreign sovereigns in complex civil litigation involving fraud, tort and contract claims.
Anne sits on the Firm’s Management Committee and co-leads the Firm’s Life Sciences Steering Committee.
Kelly D. Newsome is a Senior Associate in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group. She advises individuals and corporations in white collar criminal and regulatory matters across the globe with a focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws and regulations.
Kelly frequently advises clients on a wide range of anti-corruption compliance matters, including internal investigations, U.S. and foreign government investigations, M&A and joint venture due diligence, risk assessments, internal controls, and compliance program enhancements. Kelly also has experience navigating FCPA monitorships as she has both served on a monitorship team and represented a multinational company under the review of an independent compliance monitor. She has represented clients across various industries, including oil and gas, hospitality and tourism, medical device, pharmaceutical, and financial services.
An active member of Orrick's Africa practice, Kelly also works on a variety of legal matters across several African jurisdictions in the areas of anti-corruption compliance, extractive industry transparency, illegal detention, and transitional justice.
Kelly remains actively committed to advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives and currently serves as a leader of the Firm's Black Lawyers of Orrick (BLOO) affinity group.
Prior to joining Orrick, Kelly was an associate in the New York office of another international law firm where her practice included FCPA compliance and investigations, complex commercial litigation, and securities litigation matters. Prior to her legal career, Kelly was a fundraising and management consultant for faith-based and nonprofit organizations.