Practising Law Institute
Speaking Engagement | December.01.2020 - December.02.2020Virtual Seminar
Evan Hollander, program co-chair, and Lorraine McGowen spoke at the Practising Law Institute’s annual two-day Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy program on December 1 and 2. The program is a primer for attorneys looking to become familiar with the fundamental tenets of bankruptcy law. A group of premier bankruptcy experts provide an essential foundation and practice tips that will assist both new attorneys and those seeking to expand their areas of expertise into this active practice area. The program provides up to 15.0 hours of CLE credit and is available for viewing on the PLI website.
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Evan Hollander, Senior Partner in Orrick’s New York office, is a member of the firm’s Restructuring group.
Evan Hollander has over 25 years of experience representing debtors, secured creditors, holders of fulcrum securities, distressed asset acquirers, and independent directors in complex U.S. and cross-border restructuring matters. Mr. Hollander is equally comfortable in the courtroom as he is at the negotiating table and the boardroom, and has extensive experience crafting and implementing restructuring plans. He frequently writes on insolvency related topics and routinely appears on panels at industry conferences.
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 and has been advising on American Express’ securitization program.
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. IFLR 1000 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.