Returning to Jones Day: Orr to head back to his previous firm, leave Atlantic City

Returning to Jones Day: Orr to head back to his previous firm, leave Atlantic City

Just as many Detroit bankruptcy watchers predicted, former Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr says he will head back to the Jones Day law firm in Washington D.C. The University of Michigan law grad spent more than a decade at the firm, working on bankruptcy cases, before Gov. Rick Snyder named him Detroit’s emergency manager in March 2013.

Orr, who lives in the Washington area, spoke at the Lansing Chamber Luncheon.

The Detroit Free Press’s Nathan Bomey wrote:

Orr, who resigned as emergency manager on the day Detroit exited bankruptcy in December, said he considered a variety of opportunities. “I’ve met with a number of great folks, and I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to entertain a number of offers, but I think I’m gonna go back into law at least for some period of time,” he said. Asked what he would be doing at Jones Day, he said: “Restructuring, strategic counsel, crisis management. It’s what I’ve done for the past 30-plus years.”

Orr currently is working as a consultant to the emergency manager for Atlantic City, N.J., but The Press of Atlantic City reports he will step down from there by the end of this month..

Here’s what Jones Day said in a news release about Orr’s return.