"The Detroit Bankruptcy: Then and Now" Will Be Presented by GW Law's Center for Law, Economics and Finance

October 22, 2015

An all-star panel will discuss lessons from the Detroit bankruptcy and its application to other municipalities and territories such as Puerto Rico that are currently dealing with bankruptcy and restructuring of debts. Panelists include the major stakeholders that helped save Detroit from the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history.


  • Corinne Ball, JD’78, Partner, Jones Day
  • Ron Bloom, Vice Chairman, Lazard Ltd.
  • Kevyn Orr, Esq., Managing Partner, Jones Day
  • Rip Rapson, President and CEO, Kresge Foundation
  • The Honorable Gerald Rosen, JD’79, Federal Judge, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Steve Henderson, Moderator, Detroit Free Press; Pulitzer Prize Winner for Distinguished Commentary covering the Detroit Bankruptcy


Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 2:30-5 pm


The George Washington University Law School
Faculty Conference Center
5th Floor, Burns Law Library Building
716 20th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052


Media interested in attending should contact Kara Tershel at 202.994.0616 or [email protected] or Caitlin Christian at 202.994.0616 or [email protected].


GW Law, long recognized as one of the top law schools in the country, pursues a distinctive research and learning mission that engages the leading law and policy questions of our time and provides students with an education that will position them to help change the world. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, GW Law was founded in 1865 and was the first law school in the District of Columbia.

GW Law's Center for Law, Economics & Finance brings together diverse perspectives from the academic community, Main Street, Wall Street, and Washington to address important issues affecting the economy and financial markets.