Loretta Cross is a Managing Director in the Dispute Consulting group and the leader of the firm’s Distressed Companies Segment. She has more than 30 years of experience in strategic, operational, financial and litigation consulting. She has served in fiduciary roles for both operating companies and liquidation/litigation trusts. She has been a key business advisor to parties in some of the nation’s largest bankruptcies and restructurings and has provided expert testimony on a variety of issues including asset tracing, accounting practices and valuation issues.

Her previous clients range from small privately held companies to large international enterprises. Her specialties include acting as a company officer in times of stress, restructuring, litigation support, business valuation, financial forecasting, forensic analysis, and regulatory compliance, among others. She has served as a CRO, Plan Agent/Trustee, Chapter 11 Trustee and Chapter 7 Trustee.

Prior to joining Stout, Loretta was a Managing Partner at Grant Thornton where she led both the Energy Advisory Practice and the Corporate Advisory and Restructuring Services Practice. In addition to her role at Stout, she serves as the CEO and solo board member of HII Technologies, and a board member of Medical Research Consulting and Check-6. Throughout the industry, Loretta has given presentations and written numerous publications related to forensics, energy, valuation, restructuring, and professional services.

Select Publications

  • ABA Litigation Newsletter April 2014

    Lessons Learned from the Tronox Bankruptcy
  • Journal of Corporate Renewal March 2014

    Mexico Ends its Decades-Long Oil Industry Monopoly
  • ABI Investment Banker Newsletter October 2012

    How will low natural gas prices Impact Bankruptcy Filings
  • TMA Webinar and Whitepaper July 2012

    The Spread and Butter of the Power Sector in 2012
  • Grant Thornton LLP white paper April 2012

    Market Participation – Order FERC 741; What You Need to Know
  • Oil and Gas Monitor March 2012

    Trends in Risk Capital Allocation for Energy Companies
  • Grant Thornton LLP Survey of Upstream U.S. Energy Companies 2012 March 2012

    The State of the Industry – An engine for U.S. Growth
  • AIRA Journal August 2011

    Anatomy of the ‘100 Cent+’ Case
  • Oil and Gas Investor June 2011

    Dodd-Frank Impacts End-Users
  • Grant Thornton LLP Survey of Upstream U.S. Energy Companies

    The State of the Industry – Technology, Opportunity and Regulatory Change
  • Grant Thornton LLP Survey of Upstream U.S. Energy Companies 2010 March 2011

    The State of the Industry – Trends, Plans and Policies
  • Grant Thornton LLP white paper September 2010

    Financial Reform: How the Dodd-Frank Act Affects the Energy Industry
  • Grant Thornton July 2010

    A Road Map to Success: convenience Stores on the Fast Track
  • Grant Thornton June 2010

    The effects of carbon legislation on independent power producers
  • Grant Thornton LLP white paper May 2010

    The Implications of the April 2010 Oil Spill on Deepwater Exploration and Production
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Select Presentations and Speeches

  • Inns of Court January 2017

    Valuation Issues in Bankruptcy in a Changing Price Environment
  • April 2016

    Building your Business Networks
  • Vorys March 2016

    What’s Happening in the Oil and Gas Markets
  • Haynes & Boone February 2016

    Opportunities in the Oil Field Service Sector
  • Inns of Court January 2016

    What is happening in the Oil and Gas Markets
  • Hoover Slovack and Stout January 2016

    Hunkering Down to get through the Downturn
  • Stout Breakfast Series December 2016

    What is happening in the Oil and Gas Markets?
  • 13th Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference November 2015

    Distress in the Energy Industry
  • 34th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference November 2015

    The ABC’s of Financing Oil and Gas Transactions
  • Reed Smith's U.S. Energy and Commodities Conference September 2015

    Oil and Gas Bankruptcy Considerations
  • Louisiana Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association March 2015

    Peak Oil
  • Valcon, Emerging Issues in Bankruptcy and Beyond February 2015

    Distress in the Energy Industry
  • IVEY Investment Seminar January 2015

    Energy Market Overview
  • Chicago University Club November 2014

    Understanding the Oil Patch and the underlying value Drivers
  • New York American Arbitration Association November 2014

    Understanding the Oil Patch and the underlying value Drivers
  • Haynes & Boone November 2014

    Oil and Gas Valuation 101
  • University of Houston Law School November 2014

    The Role of a CRO, Trustee or Examiner
  • How Will Mexico Restructure Its Energy Industry? July 2014

    How Will Mexico Restructure Its Energy Industry?
  • American Bar Association June 2014

    Credit Bidding in the Oil & Gas Industry
  • University of St. Thomas March 2014

    Cameron School of Business Leadership Series
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Interviews and Media Mentions

  • Capital Structure April 2016

    Borrowing base redeterminations seen mostly flat this spring, but concerns loom
  • Comcast Newsmakers April 2012

    Loretta Cross discussed the Executive Women’s Partnership
  • Bloomberg Video Interview-In Business August 2010

    Loretta Cross Sees `Flurry’ of M&A in Gulf Oil Industry
  • Fox News interview of Loretta Cross July 2010

    BP Ready for a Takeover?
  • The Deal July 2010

    Video interview about BP’s takeover prospects, Loretta Cross
  • Dow Jones March 2012

    Price Volatility Top Concern of Upstream Execs, Survey Finds
  • Rigzone March 2012

    HSE Hiring On Rise for U.S. Offshore Following Macondo
  • Deal Pipeline January 2011

    Family Sins-Bankruptcy
  • Wall Street Journal June 2011

    Shallow Gulf Waters Get Lonely; Hercules Offshore, a Contact Driller, Holds Hope That It Can Dominate Work in Aging Energy Field
  • Turnkey Oil June 2011

    Hercules Offshore Inc.: Showing Muscle in Gulf
  • Rigzone March 2011

    Analysis: Regulation, Prices Top Issues Facing Energy Execs
  • Reuters February 2011

    Senior U.S Oil and Gas Executives Expect Further Increases in Oil Prices, Drilling Costs and Hiring
  • Houston Business Journal September 2010

    Loretta Cross is Helping Women One Leader at a Time
  • Big4.com November 2010

    Grant Thornton Finds Large Implications of Dodd-Frank Act on Energy Industry
  • The Wall Street Journal October 2010

    Anadarko’s Uncertain Waters
  • The New York Times Deal Book October 2010

    G.E. Keeps Shopping for Energy Assets
  • BizNow October 2010

    Distressed Investing – Buying Companies that Fish the Gulf
  • Dow Jones LBO Wire September 2010

    BV Investment Partners Gets Skills…PetroSkills
  • ExecDigital September 2010

    Not so Slick: Six Months on from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
  • Wall Street Journal July 2010

    Restructuring Experts Brace for Gulf Coast Bankruptcy Filings
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