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Lorraine S. McGowen

Attorney at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
New York, New York
Lorraine McGowen is a Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. She has practiced in the areas of creditors' rights and bankruptcy for more than 25 years. She represents troubled companies and municipalities, formal and ad hoc creditors' committees and secured and unsecured creditors, and other significant parties in complex bankruptcy cases, corporate restructurings and other insolvency matters, and has extensive experience representing public and private entities in out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy and orderly wind-down or dissolution proceedings
Lorraine conducts regular seminars and workshops on bankruptcy and insolvency issues. She is the author of several publications related to bankruptcy and insolvency issues, including, Highly Leveraged Companies in Distress Beware, Expect Your Secured Creditors to Exert More Control, The Americas Restructuring & Insolvency Guide, 2008/2009, September 29, 2008.
She is a member of: American Bankruptcy Institute, American Bar Association, Business Law Committee, American College of Investment Counsel, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the District of Columbia Bar.

About Me

What are some recognizable representative clients?
My clients include leading financial institutions, syndicated lender groups, creditor committees and other parties seeking to maximize their recoveries from financially distressed companies. My most recent matters have included representing syndicated lender groups, financial institutions and other parties in several prominent bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring matters including Indiana Toll Road, Puerto Rico, South Bay Expressway, City of Detroit, Lehman Brothers, MF Global, and Tronox.
What is your area of expertise?
I advise on all aspects of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigation, negotiates inter-creditor disputes, prepares and negotiates complex corporate and finance documents, and represents investors in, and purchasers of, financially distressed companies in and outside of bankruptcy.


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Association Position
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York Member
American College of Investment Counsel Member
American Bar Association Business Law Committee
American Bankruptcy Institute Member
District of Columbia Bar Member


School Degree Graduation Year
Georgetown University B.S. 1983
Columbia J.D. 1986

Contact Information

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

51 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019