Orin Ethics Symposium

Bush Auditorium
Business Casual

"The Bankruptcy of Detroit: A Retrospective and Lessons Learned"


Friday, October 6

11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

Bush Auditorium - Cornell Hall


Image: Kevyn Orr
Kevyn D. Orr
Partner-in-charge U.S. Offices, Jones Day

Kevyn Orr is Jones Day Partner-in-Charge, U.S. Offices. He provides strategic crisis management advice, identifying creative approaches to novel or first impression situations with an eye toward developing practical business-oriented solutions.

In 2013 Kevyn stepped down from the firm to serve as Emergency Manager of the City of Detroit. He was charged with restructuring the city's finances and operations. During his tenure, he oversaw the largest and most complicated municipal bankruptcy proceeding in the nation's history, and the city successfully restructured $18 billion in debt, reduced overall debt by $7 billion, developed and implemented a multiyear $1.7 billion revitalization plan for city services and operations, streamlined key city operations, helped improve public safety, put the city's art in a perpetual public trust , and avoided drastic cuts to pension and related retiree benefits. Kevyn received Turnaround Managements Mega Transaction of the Year Award for the City of Detroit, Michigan in October 2015.

Upon returning to Jones Day in 2015, Kevyn was made partner-in-charge of the Washington office and resumed his position as a partner in the Business Restructuring & Reorganization practice. While at Jones day, he has advised Chrysler, National Century Financial Enterprises, and Laidlaw Corporation. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Kevyn is now Partner-In-Charge of the firm's eighteen United States Offices.