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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.
Bela Karmel is an Intellectual Property associate in the San Francisco office working on trademark prosecution matters.
Bela is currently working on trademark clearance and prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as trademark enforcement and domain name disputes according to the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
Previously, she has worked on EU-wide copyright legislation as a Legal and Policy Officer at the European Commission, and has contributed to opinions before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Bela has also worked in an international law firm in Paris, France on trademark prosecution and litigation, as well as copyright and unfair competition matters. In addition, Bela holds two information privacy professional certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP): CIPP/US (United States - private sector), and CIPP/E (Europe).
Bela has written articles on intellectual property issues for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, the European Intellectual Property Review, and the SciencesPo Paris Law Review.
Konstantin Kasyan is a special legal consultant qualified to practice law in both Russia and New York. Konstantin focuses on cross-border disputes and has expertise in handling litigation and arbitration involving parties from the United States, Europe, Russia/CIS and Asia.
Yoichi represents multinational developers and financial institutions in international power, telecommunications and other infrastructure projects.
Prior to joining Orrick, Yoichi served as a general counsel for Tomen Power Corporation. He was also an associate general counsel at Tomen America Inc. in New York.
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 and Social Enterprise 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.
Based on his long-standing commitment to access to justice issues, Rene has been appointed to serve as a member of the New York City Bar Association Right to Counsel TaskForce and the New York City Bar Association Family Court Judicial Appointment & Assignment Process Work Group. In recognition of his expertise in family law, United States District Judge Bloom appointed Rene as a special master in a federal court family law matter in 2014 in the Eastern District of New York in case number 07-cv-02565-ARR-LB, styled Garmhausen et al v. United States Department of Justice et al.
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.
He will be attending Columbia University from 2019 to 2020.
Gohshun Kawamura is a managing associate in Orrick’s Tokyo office and a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group.
He focuses on cross-border energy and infrastructure projects, advising foreign and domestic energy investors, project developers, and financial institutions.
Prior to joining Orrick Tokyo Office, he was an assistant judge at the Tokyo District Court and the Matsuyama District Court.
Anthony has a wealth of experience in complex cross-border finance matters and is well regarded in the market.He acts for sponsors and their portfolio companies, credit funds, banks, direct and alternative lenders and other financial institutions on financing matters generally but with a particular focus on acquisition, leveraged and private equity finance and direct lending.
Kevin is a managing associate in Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. He advises technology companies in various sectors and has significant experience with venture capital financings, mergers & acquisitions, debt financings and general corporate representation.
Kevin is passionate about technology and serves on the board of the “Orrick Labs” committee and is a member of Orrick’s associate technology committee.
Kevin has recently represented companies being sold in the following transactions: Wavefront to VMware; Nervana to Intel; Frame to Nutanix; AppFormix to Juniper Networks; Eat24 to GrubHub; Outward to Williams Sonoma; PernixData to Nutanix; Arkin Net to VMware; FoodyDirect to Goldbelly; BitRock to VMware.
Kevin advises high-technology businesses and venture capital investors on corporate governance, securities offerings, liquidity transactions and related matters.
Jennifer is a member of the firm's Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate practice. She represents clients in appellate and trial-level litigation in federal and state courts across the country. She focuses on dispositive motions and high stakes appeals.
Her experience covers a wide range of substantive areas, including constitutional law and statutory interpretation, labor and employment, immigration, healthcare law, privacy law, and complex commercial litigation.
Prior to joining Orrick, Jennifer was a Staff Attorney at a national nonprofit. While there she participated in all aspects of litigation, arguing and briefing dispositive motions and examining witnesses at trial.
Jennifer graduated from Yale Law School, where she was an Editor on the Yale Law Journal. Immediately following law school, she served as a law clerk to Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Don 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.
Chambers USA recognized Don for his work in the areas of Venture Capital and Startups & Emerging Companies, noting he "is valued for his knowledge of venture capital firms and his strength in advising technology companies on public offerings, acquisition transactions and venture financings. One client insists that 'I would not dream of starting a company without him as my outside counsel.'" (2018) He is ranked Band 3 for both Startups & Emerging Companies and Venture Capital (2019).
Don has held many leadership positions at Orrick. Don currently leads Orrick’s Technology and Life Sciences Sector, which is one of the three focus areas (along with energy and finance) for the firm. Don is a former member of Orrick’s Board of Directors, served as head of the firm’s global corporate practice, served as head of the firm’s Silicon Valley Office and served as co-head of the firm's diversity efforts.
Don also 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; Mainframe2 to Nutanix; Sailthru to Campaign Monitor; Twin Prime to Salesforce; 3Scale to Red Hat; Vendavo to Francisco Partners; FoodyDirect to Goldbelly; Yieldex to AppNexus; and LS9 to Renewable Energy Group.
Don has worked on transactions for 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.