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  • M&A and Private Equity

Thomas Joraanstad Managing Associate M&A and Private Equity

San Francisco

Thomas Joraanstad is a managing associate in the San Francisco office and a member of the firm's M&A and Private Equity Group.

Thomas advises public and private companies in a wide array of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions on both the buy side and the sell side. 

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity

Yong-Nam Jun Of Counsel M&A and Private Equity

Los Angeles; Santa Monica

Yong-Nam Jun, an Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office, is a member of the firm’s Private Investment Funds Department. Yong-Nam focuses on the formation of private equity and venture capital funds and on transactions undertaken by such funds.

Yong-Nam has extensive experience in the fund formation process. He is actively involved in all stages of fund formation, providing advice on terms and marketing strategy, negotiating with placement agents, drafting fund and sponsor documents, negotiating with investors, and providing advice on internal sponsor and management company arrangements. He also represents private equity and venture funds in their investment transactions.

Among his clients are both U.S. and Asia-based private equity and venture fund sponsors and leading institutional investors (including sovereign wealth funds, funds of funds, pension plans and private endowments) that invest in buyout, hedge, real estate, infrastructure and venture capital funds.

Yong-Nam has spoken or moderated at a number of industry conferences in both Korea and the United States and has presented at Harvard Business School and Seoul National University.

He also represents emerging high-technology companies and venture funds in financing transactions.

Before joining Orrick, Yong-Nam was an Of Counsel at DLA Piper in Los Angeles from 2011 to 2014, and a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Los Angeles from 2008 to 2011.

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Practice:

  • Antitrust/Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Trials
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Internet of Things

Jay Jurata Partner Antitrust/Intellectual Property, Antitrust & Competition

Washington, D.C.

As a former Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, John "Jay" Jurata is no stranger to keeping his cool in face of pivotal conflicts. This has served him well in his career as an antitrust trial attorney that has spanned nearly two decades. He has represented some of the biggest names in the technology industry, including Microsoft, Sharp, LG, Panasonic and Fujifilm.

A partner in Orrick's Washington, D.C., office, Jay is the leader of the firm's Antitrust and Competition Group. His practice covers both U.S. and international competition law, with an emphasis on antitrust and intellectual property issues involving technology markets. He is a first chair trial lawyer with extensive experience representing clients in government investigations relating to monopolization and abuse of dominance, mergers and acquisitions, and high-stakes litigation.

He currently co-leads Microsoft’s defense of an antitrust class action overcharge litigation in Canada seeking more than $4 billion in damages (the first “abuse of dominance” case brought under Canadian antitrust law) in addition to representing Microsoft on merger control, antitrust investigations and private litigation arising from patent enforcement. For example, he helped to resolve the Korea Fair Trade Commission’s challenge to Microsoft Corporation’s acquisition of the Nokia devices and services business, with no changes to Microsoft’s pre-acquisition patent licensing practices.

Other recent successes include representing Sharp Corporation in a standards-essential patent licensing arbitration against InterDigital Corporation that sought $390 million in damages, a dismissal of a suit regarding a standards-essential patent dispute against iBiquity and later that year a trial victory for the client on the same issue.

Jay is a recognized authority in the field of antitrust and its overlap with intellectual property, and he speaks and publishes regularly on topics such as standards-essential patents, FRAND, and patent trolls.

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Practice:

  • Intellectual Property

Daniel Justice Managing Associate Intellectual Property

San Francisco

Daniel Justice joined the firm in 2013 and has since worked on matters involving trademark functionality, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, patent infringement, contract disputes and proceedings before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board.

These matters involved issues such as government contractor immunity to patent infringement; the effect of amendments to a patent licensing agreement; the effect of an expired utility patent for a chemical composition on the validity of a related trademark for medical implants; the copyrightability of short phrases and the merger doctrine; the copyrightability and fair use of religious materials; and multiple oppositions to office actions, and petitions to cancel trademark registrations to the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board.

Daniel has also worked on Internet-related matters involving the legal effect of “browsewrap” agreements; violations of Web page terms of use; the circumvention of technological barriers to access Web pages; violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; copyright issues related to cache copying of Web pages; the use of “spiders” to collect data from Web pages; the legality of “deep-linking” to web pages; and the legality of search engine aggregation and display of copyrighted Web pages.

Daniel has recently co-authored a scholarly article with Warrington S. Parker III entitled, "The Differing Approaches to Preemption Under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act" that was published in Volume 49, Issue 2 of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal. Daniel is also a contributing author to the NorCal IP Blog, which covers notable new intellectual property case filings and verdicts in the Northern District of California. Links to articles Daniel has authored can be found under the "Publications" section of this bio.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group

Rena Kakon Associate Technology Companies Group

Paris

Réna is a member of Orrick’s Tech Companies Group.

She advises entrepreneurs and venture capital funds on equity financings, growth transactions and exits. Through the life of start-ups, Réna assists management teams to set up employees’ incentive plans, think through the governance of the company, and provide strategic and practical advice to the founders.

Réna is passionate about the transportation/mobility sector, cleantech and social impact businesses. She gained experience in these fields through her studies and work in California, France and Africa. She worked as Global Legal Counsel and Post-Merger Integration Manager of Fenix International (of ENGIE), a company developing inclusive energy and financial services for customers in frontier markets (Uganda, Zambia, Nigeria, Benin Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique). In California, she clerked with administrative law judges at the California Public Utilities Commission and worked as a Policy Advisor on energy and climate policies for the international law firm Dentons.

Réna is taking leads on AfricaTech across the firm, and she is a member of the Automotive Tech & Mobility group.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Louisa Kallhoff Managing Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Düsseldorf

Louisa Kallhoff is an experienced Managing Associate in the Düsseldorf office and a member of Orrick's German Employment Law Practice.

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 joined Orrick in 2016.
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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Impact Finance and Investment

Jamie Kamen Associate Corporate, Technology Companies Group

New York

Jamie Kamen is an associate in the New York office and a member of the Corporate Group.

Jamie's practice focuses on advising companies on formation and equity financings, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. 

Jamie was a summer associate in the firm's New York office in 2017.

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Practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Merger Review
  • Antitrust Counseling & Compliance
  • Antitrust/Intellectual Property

Elena Kamenir Associate Antitrust & Competition, Merger Review

Washington, D.C.

Elena Kamenir, an Associate in Orrick's Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the Antitrust and Competition practice group. Elena's practice focuses on merger clearance, civil litigation, and antitrust counseling.

Elena regularly represents companies on antitrust issues before antitrust enforcers, helping clients obtain merger clearance and advocating on behalf of their interests.  Elena's counseling experience includes advising on antitrust compliance, competitor collaborations, and regulatory developments.

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.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Funds
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Larry Kane Partner M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

San Francisco

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.  

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Practice:

  • Banking & Finance
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Restructuring

Christine Kaniak, LL.M. (Waikato) Partner Banking & Finance, M&A and Private Equity

Munich

Christine is dedicated to providing her clients with comprehensive, excellent legal advice combined with a deep understanding of the economics of the deal and actual business needs. Her long-standing transaction experience and deep market insights are huge assets, in particular in high-end cross-border transactions.


Christine’s work is focused on Banking and Finance. She advises on complex national and international financings in private equity transactions and in particular on acquisition financings and refinancings. Christine has also advised on a considerable number of financial restructurings.


Her clients mainly include large private equity firms as well as their portfolio companies from various industries.

IFLR1000 recognizes Christine as a “notable practitioner” in their 2019 edition for her banking & finance work.

Christine studied law in Heidelberg, Passau and Mannheim and obtained her Master‘s Degree (LL.M.) at the University of Waikato/New Zealand.

Before joining Orrick in 2018, she had been a partner at another international law firm.


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Practice:

  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Africa
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Charles Kaplan Partner International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Energy

Paris

Charles Kaplan is a highly specialized arbitration lawyer based in Orrick’s Paris office. He has conducted arbitrations on EPC Contracts, oil production sharing agreements, gas pricing disputes, 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.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Marianna Karapetyan Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Düsseldorf

Marianna Karapetyan is an Associate in the Düsseldorf office and a member of the Employment Law Practice Group.

Marianna 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.

Marianna joined Orrick in 2019.