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Louisa Kallhoff is an associate in the Düsseldorf office and a member of the practice group Employment Law.
Louisa advises national and international companies on all issues of individual and collective employment law.
The main focus of her practice comprises employment aspects of transactions and restructurings, as well as employment and labor law issues such as personnel leasing, co-determination of employees and service agreements of managing directors and board members. She also advises national and international companies on day-to-day employment law matters.Louisa Kallhoff joined Orrick in 2016.
Elena Kamenir, an Associate in Orrick's Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the Antitrust and Competition practice group.
Elena has experience helping clients on competition matters before the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and State Attorneys' General. Elena's practice also includes counseling on competition issues.
During law school, Elena worked as an intern for FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen and at the Bureau of Competition. Elena also worked as a research assistant for two former FTC commissioners and at the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI). At GAI, Elena assisted in preparing articles and presentations to foreign competition enforcers on proposed amendments and draft guidelines. Prior to law school, Elena worked at an advertising agency.
Larry Kane, a San Francisco corporate partner, represents newly formed and high growth technology companies and venture and private equity investors.
Larry's typical representations range from formation and early stage corporate counseling, angel and venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships to angel and venture fund formations and lending and other commercial transactions. Larry's practice focus on a range of technology companies focused on education technology and education services, software and SAAS based businesses, consumer products to semiconductor businesses.
Julia Kantor is an associate in Orrick’s San Francisco office and is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group. Julia’s practice focuses on project development and financing in the renewable energy sector.
During her time at New York University School of Law, Julia worked as a summer law clerk at the Sierra Club and as a clinical intern at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Charles Kaplan is an experienced arbitration lawyer based in Orrick’s Paris office. He has conducted arbitrations on gas pricing disputes, oil production sharing agreements, tax stabilization agreements, international joint ventures, as well as aircraft development programs, in France and elsewhere.
Highly regarded in the international arbitration market, Charles is consistently recognized as a key practitioner particularly in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. According to Chambers & Partners, clients describe him as an “extremely bright” expert on cross-border matters and praise his “commercial insight and dedication.” Ranked among Chambers France’s top International Arbitration lawyers, Charles is said to be “a very good lawyer whose experience in international arbitration is superb.”
In particular, Charles advises French and international energy majors, and industrials. He has extensive experience of arbitration under ICC, ICSID, French Arbitration Association, LCIA and Milan Chamber rules. He regularly sits as arbitrator.
He originally qualified as an English barrister and then as a French avocat. In addition to investment disputes, he has handled civil as well as common law disputes in a number of jurisdictions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Before he joined Orrick, he was co-head of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP's Global Arbitration practice and led the Paris Arbitration group.
Yoichi Katayama, a partner in the Tokyo office, is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group. His practice focuses on the area of international infrastructure project development and finance, focusing on power, telecommunications and other infrastructure projects representing multinational developers and financial institutions.Prior to joining Orrick in 1997, Mr. Katayama served as a general counsel for Tomen Power Corporation. He was an associate general counsel at Tomen America Inc. in New York between 1989 and 1993.
Rene Kathawala serves as Orrick's firmwide pro bono counsel, responsible for managing and initiating the firm's pro bono activities, including all administrative and legal aspects.
Rene works with other pro bono counsel and legal services nonprofits to increase the quantity and quality of pro bono representation that is being provided to indigent clients in each of the cities worldwide where Orrick has a presence. In addition, he supervises and directly works on cases in such diverse areas as immigration law, family and matrimonial law, housing law, public benefits law, employment law counseling, impact litigation and nonprofit advice and counseling. Rene has worked on many substantial matters in the federal and state systems over his career that are reported as precedent. He also works with firm attorneys to strengthen the firm's innovative Impact Finance team that he founded and that provides representation in diverse transactional areas to nonprofit, for profit and hybrid organizations dedicated to providing basic services to poor persons around the world in areas including microfinance, water, education, energy, housing and health.Immediately prior to joining Orrick in his current position, Rene served as a law clerk to the Honorable I. Leo Glasser, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, between September 2004 and August 2005. He was an associate in Orrick's employment law department between October 1996 and July 2004 where he practiced in general labor and employment counseling and litigation, with a focus on trade secrets. During that time, he initiated a formal pro bono program in the New York office and served as the pro bono coordinator for the office.
Kei Kato is a managing associate and member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group in the Tokyo office.
Kei focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, product liability, employment, compliance and other commercial disputes, including litigation and international arbitration, for both domestic and non-Japanese companies.
Prior to joining Orrick’s Tokyo office, Kei was an associate at Nishimura and Asahi.
Joanna Kay, of counsel in the London office, specialises in international oil and gas transactions including upstream operations, project development, mergers and acquisitions and gas and LNG trading and storage arrangements.
Joanna advises clients on a wide range of upstream and midstream oil and gas agreements including concessions, AMIs, farm-ins and SPAs, royalties, operating and unitisation agreements, service and drilling contracts as well as transportation and sales agreements.
Joanna has worked in house as well as in private practice, including at Tullow Oil plc where she focused on upstream development projects and frontier exploration opportunities in Africa, Europe and the North Atlantic region. Joanna is also a committee member of the UK Energy Lawyers Group.
Kevin Kearney is an associate in Orrick's Silicon Valley office, and a member of the Technology Companies Group.
Kevin advises high-technology businesses and venture capital investors on corporate governance, securities offerings, liquidity transactions and related matters.
Donald Keller, a partner in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group.
Don advises high growth technology companies, public companies, venture capital firms and investment banks. He has advised clients on more than 60 public offerings, 75 acquisition transactions and several hundred venture financings.
Don has held many leadership positions at Orrick. Don currently leads Orrick’s Technology Sector, which is one of the three focus areas (along with energy and finance) for the firm. Don also Co-heads the firm’s diversity efforts. Don is a former member of Orrick’s Board of Directors, served as head of the firm’s global corporate practice and served as head of the firm’s Silicon Valley Office.
Don also had previously served for many years on the Executive Committee of Venture Law Group.
Don has recently represented companies being sold in the following transactions: Wavefront to VMware; Nervana to Intel; TOA to Oracle; Altiscale to SAP; Twin Prime to Salesforce; 3Scale to Red Hat; Vendavo to Francisco Partners; Yieldex to AppNexus; and LS9 to Renewable Energy Group.
Don has worked on transactions for Apple (Nasdaq GS: AAPl), Google (Nasdaq GS: GOOG), Oracle (Nasdaq GS: ORCL), Tibco (Nasdaq GS: TIBX), Adaptec (Nasdaq GS: ADPT), Shutterfly (Nasdaq GS: SFLY), Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE:MSO), Sum Total Systems (Nasdaq GS: SUMT) and Rambus (Nasdaq GS: RMBS). He also has represented many investment banking clients in public offering transactions, including representing Goldman, Sachs & Co. in offerings for many issuers.
Don is a past member of the Board of Overseers of Boston College Law School.