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Orran develops and implements the best practices and strategies for the negotiation and drafting of resolution plans, legal proceedings to obtain court approval, the efficient design and operation of group claims facilities and compliance with the agreements and court orders governing the claims resolution process to provide a program a successful start and timely and efficient progress to a successful completion. He has served as a claims administrator, as a trustee directing the implementation of a settlement program and as a Special Master presiding over discovery, records collection and deposition scheduling and calendaring in coordinated multidistrict proceedings.

Orran has served in these fields since 1990. He and Lynn Greer founded BrownGreer in September 2002 to devote themselves to providing these services and to assist parties and the courts in handling the information and issues presented in management and resolution of multidistrict litigation and multiple claim situations. BrownGreer has performed crucial administration or review roles in over 60 major programs involving nearly 2,000,000 claimants and the disposition of over $24 billion in payments to qualifying claimants.

Education & Honors

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, J. D. cum laude, 1981
  • Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Virginia, B.A. summa cum laude, Government and Foreign Affairs, 1978 (Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa)
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Robert R. Merhige, Jr., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
  • Super Lawyers Magazine’s Annual List of Top Attorneys in Virginia, 2007-2019
  • AV Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®, Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal - Ability & Ethical Standards, 2016-2017

Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Richmond School of Law 1997-2005 (Taught trial and appellate practice, an upper-level course on mass torts, MDL class actions and complex litigation)
  • Wheat Professor teaching Leadership and Ethics at HSC

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1986
  • Texas, 1983

BrownGreer's team of attorneys, analysts, programmers, and reviewers leads the industry in claims administration, settlement administration, and data management solutions. A settlement administrator distinguished by its talent, innovation, and cutting edge technologies, BrownGreer designs and implements complex mass claims processes that can involve millions of claimants and billions of dollars in settlement funds.

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