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Kevyn Orr

Kevyn Orr

Kevyn is the Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Washington office.� He returned to the firm in May 2015 after being appointed as the Emergency Manager for the City of Detroit by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and serving in that role from March 2013 until December 2014.�Kevyn led the City through the largest municipal bankruptcy ever filed where he rose to the unprecedented challenges and delivered superb results.� The Detroit News editorialized that Gov. Snyder "won the lottery when he found Kevyn Orr to carry out his restructuring blueprint for Detroit," adding that Mr. Orr had "the right mix of brains, charm, compassion and persistence to deftly pull off the imposing task of working the many levers of a complicated bankruptcy." Judge Steven Rhodes similarly made note of Mr. Orr's contribution in November 2014 when confirming the City's Plan of Adjustment: "And here I want to single out Kevyn Orr for special recognition and appreciation.� His task was perhaps the most challenging of all of us.� Yet he met that challenge with skill, determination and commitment, and at great personal sacrifice. I hope that someday soon, this City will recognize the singular contribution that he made to its fresh start and give him the credit he truly deserves."Kevyn has been named to Fortune magazine's "50 World's Greatest Leaders" (2015), selected as "Newsmaker of the Year 2014" by Crain's Detroit Business, named to Worth magazine's "Fourth Annual Power 100" (2013), named by The National Law Journal as one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America" (2013), honored by Chambers USA (2011-2013) as "leader in their field" in restructuring/insolvency and bankruptcy law, included by Washingtonian magazine's December 2011 list of "Washington's Best Legal Minds-Stars of the Bar — Bankruptcy."� He was previously awarded outstanding service and performance awards from the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Resolution Trust Corporation.Kevyn practices all aspects of business restructuring, financial institution regulation, government investigations, and commercial litigation.� Throughout his career he has demonstrated the ability to handle all aspects of complex and precedent-setting matters and has provided strategic advice regarding crisis management situations.Kevyn graduated from the University of Michigan in 1979 with a B.A. in Political Science and received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1983.�