Jones Day's Kevyn Orr has joined the board of directors of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a nonprofit organization committed to community improvement through land stewardship.
Before his return to Jones Day in 2015 as Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's Washington, D.C., Office, Mr. Orr oversaw the largest and most complicated municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history as emergency manager for the city of Detroit. Applying his deep experience in financial regulation, he led the restructuring of $18 billion in municipal debt and implemented a $1.7 billion revitalization plan that streamlined essential city operations, improved public safety, and salvaged the city's art collection by reposing it in a perpetual public trust—all while avoiding draconian cuts to pensions and retiree benefits.
Mr. Orr first joined Jones Day in 2001. His other experience has included advising Chrysler and National Century Financial on major bankruptcies and advising Laidlaw Corporation in its defense of a $1 billion claim by the purchaser of its environmental cleanup division. He has also served as special counsel for the emergency manager of Atlantic City; director of the Executive Office for United States Trustees, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice that monitors the nation's bankruptcy system; assistant general counsel for Resolution Trust Corporation; and counsel for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges.
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