U.S. Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day 

Kevyn Orr became U.S. Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day in 2021, overseeing the firm's 18 U.S. offices. In his practice, he provides strategic crisis management advice in the areas of business restructuring, distressed M&A, corporate governance and decision-making in distressed environments, and complex commercial litigation and settlement negotiations. In 2013, Kevyn was appointed Emergency Manager of the City of Detroit by the Governor of Michigan.  

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Kevyn created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Kevyn's pledge here

Jones Day hired its first female associate in 1960 and celebrated its 100th female partner in 2000. The firm has extensive partnerships with national diversity organizations and law student diversity groups, has pipeline programs all over the country, and offers mentoring groups to promote an environment of inclusion.

Jones Day was an LCLD Top Performer in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021. 

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Jordan Matthews; 2021: Serena Rwejuna; 2020: Dotun Obadina; 2019: Kapri Saunders; 2018: Jihan WalkerBertha Alicia Ordaz Aviles; 2017: Tiffany Lipscomb-Jackson; 2016: Mahesh V. Parlikad; 2015: Samir Kausik; 2014: Jennifer Bunting-Graden

Pathfinder Program 
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Sayuri Shimoda; 2021: Ciera Colon; 2020: Candice MooreSimone DeJamrnett; 2019: Eric LoveMichelle Della Guardia; 2018: Daniel DeVougas

1L LCLD Scholar Program
Scholars hosted:
2021: Alejandro Hernandez, Taylor Heywood; 2020: Jeannine Holmes, Nouha Zaabab, Albert Park, Sophia Minter; 2019: Tyler Scott, Mariel Mok, Fanaye Zewdu, Chandler Mulford; 2018: Amber Greenaway, Rachel Peltzer, Maxine Thomas; 2017: Hannah Basta, Avelino Garcia, Argie Mina; 2016: Karla Doe, Amanda Johnson, Amber Nave, Courtney Robinson, Benjamin Sanchez, Taryn Winston; 2015: Rozina Kiflom, Dion Robbins; 2014: Kayla Davis, Aditya Shrivastava; 2012: Grace D'Arcy

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2015)


Members: Kevyn Orr, Stephen Brogan

Diversity Professionals: M. Carter DeLormeJoel MayNikki SherrillJennifer Shumaker, Yvette McGee BrownTanisia Charles