Ex-Detroit Emergency Manager Expects To Return To Law Firm

EAST LANSING, MI (AP) – The man who shepherded Detroit through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history says he expects to rejoin the law firm he left two years ago to take the city’s emergency manager job.

Kevyn Orr told reporters Thursday before a Regional Chamber luncheon at Michigan State University that he would return to the Jones Day office in Washington.

Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Orr as Detroit’s emergency manager in March 2013. Under Orr, Detroit filed for bankruptcy that July.

Orr stepped down in December 2014 as Detroit emerged from Chapter 9. Plans call for the city to restructure $7 billion in debt, while using $1.7 billion over a decade to improve services for residents.

Orr was hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie this year to help fix Atlantic City’s finances.

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