Lorraine McGowen

by LP Green, II
Lorraine McGowen
Partner & Chair of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Lorraine McGowen is a bankruptcy and restructuring partner at Orrick, a leading global law fi rm focused on serving the financial, energy & infrastructure and tech sectors. One of IFLR1000’s Leading Lawyers, she represents leading financial institutions, syndicated lender groups, creditor committees and other parties from the US and internationally seeking to maximize their recoveries or reduce their exposure.


As a leader of Orrick’s Diversity & Inclusion program, McGowen is a strong advocate for diversity at Orrick and in the legal progression generally. She is the recipient of the NYC Bar Association’s Diversity Champion Award and Legal Outreach’s Pipeline to Diversity Champion Award. She recently completed two terms of service on the firm’s Board of Directors and previously chaired Orrick’s Restructuring Group.


Among her community involvement, 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, and on the Advisory Committees for Legal Outreach and the Vance Center for International Justice of the NYCBA.


McGowen received her B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

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