Bjorn Sorenson is Senior Counsel in RPCK’s New York office where he leads the firm’s debt finance practice. Both business focused and technically oriented, Bjorn advises borrowers and lenders on leveraged finance and secured transactions. His deep and diverse legal practice also serves clients in a general advisory and outside general counsel role.
Prior to joining RPCK, Bjorn served the impact investing community as independent counsel, assisting investors and social enterprises in structuring legal frameworks to advance social missions. He practiced in the New York and Singapore offices of Skadden Arps where, as a Senior Associate, he represented top investment banks, private equity, and corporate clients on over $10 billion in aggregate international financial transactions.
Bjorn Sorenson was the first General Counsel to Grameen America—the US affiliate of Grameen Bank’s Nobel Prize-winning Microfinance model, building a legal department covering all aspects of policies, procedures, programs, and strategic growth initiatives. In past consulting and pro bono representations, he has advised diverse stakeholders in post-conflict and developing countries on complex issues of economic development, investment regulation, international law, and human rights.
He is also deeply engaged with the Impact Investing Legal Working Group, and for the past two years has served as the Co-Chair of the Grunin Center Conference on Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing. Deeply committed to public health initiatives and volunteer service, Bjorn has served as the Treasurer and Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee of IMA World Health and is the recent past Chairperson of the Harvard Divinity School Alumni/ae Council.
In addition to his role as Senior Counsel, Bjorn is leading RPCK’s new initiative on Learning, Development, and Impact Assessment.
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.
Harvard Divinity School, M.T.S
Western Michigan University, B.A
Social Finance and Impact Investing
Illinois (Voluntarily Inactive)