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 leading bankruptcy and restructuring attorney, a well-known advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the legal profession, and a leader with more than 15 years of board and management experience.
Lorraine brings 30+ years of legal experience in bankruptcies, out-of-court restructurings, sovereign debt restructurings and creditors' rights controversies. She 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.
Lorraine has represented various stakeholders in bankruptcies, workouts, distressed debt transactions, sovereign debt restructurings, bankruptcy litigation, derivatives, and distressed acquisition matters such as Suriname, Belize, Puerto Rico, Takata Corporation, Windstream, GTT, Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Lehman, MF Global, Indiana Toll Road, Chemtura Corporation, Tronox Incorporated, South Bay Expressway, American Dream School, Detroit, General Motors, and Stone & Webster.
Lorraine is a member of Orrick's Management Committee and is Partner in Charge of its global DEI Initiatives. She previously served two terms on the firm’s 11-member Board of Directors and also previously chaired its Restructuring Group.
As a leading DEI 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 2022, 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 is a former Vice President and Board Member of the New York City Bar Association and currently co-chairs the City Bar's Digital Assets Task Force. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession and the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, where she is chair of the board, and on the Advisory Committees for Legal Outreach and the Vance Center for International Justice of the City Bar, where she serves as co-chair of the Advisory Committee of the Vance Center.
Anne Murray, Partner in the Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the White Collar & Corporate Investigations team. 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 formerly served on the firm’s Management Committee and co-led its Life Sciences Steering Committee.
Kelly D. Newsome 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.
Kelly has earned recognition within New York’s white collar bar. She was named a 2022 Rising Star by New York Law Journal, and earlier this year, The National Bar Association named Kelly to its Top 40 under 40 – Nation’s Best Advocates.
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.