Kayla Z. X. Southworth

Managing Associate

New York

Kayla Southworth is a Managing Associate in the New York office and a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.

Kayla advises private equity funds, their portfolio companies, and public and private technology and energy companies in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, minority and majority investments, joint ventures, and other complex transactions. She also has experience advising clients in all aspects of New York and Delaware corporate, partnership, limited liability company, and non-profit law, including corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters. 

Prior to joining Orrick, she was an Antitrust Associate at Davis Polk and a Litigation Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. 

  • Kayla's recent representations include:

    • Aria Energy on its business combination with Archaea Energy and SPAC Rice Acquisition Corporation
    • Shopify on its $450 million acquisition of 6 River Systems
    • Warburg Pincus and its portfolio company Qualifacts on its merger with Credible Behavioral Health
    • K12 on its $165 million acquisition of Galvanize
    • Aptean on its acquisition of Open Systems Adaptable Solutions
    • An asset management company in the formation of a joint venture