KATHERINE H. KU

Partner
Corporate

EXPERIENCE:

Katherine H. Ku is a corporate and securities partner in the Los Angeles office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She represents both public and private companies and private equity funds in a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and joint ventures. Kathy also advises clients on corporate governance and securities compliance matters. In addition, she has experience representing special committees of boards of directors in connection with buy-out matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Kathy was a corporate partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.

Following her graduation from law school, Kathy served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2003-2004) and for Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court (2004-2005).

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:
  • Represented Adverum Biotechnologies (formerly Avalanche Biotechnologies) in corporate governance matters
  • Represented Air Lease Corporation in its initial public offering
  • Represented BDT Capital Partners LLC in its investment in Cox Automotive as part of Cox's acquisition of Dealertrack Technologies
  • Represented Berkshire Hathaway in its acquisition of Duracell from Procter & Gamble
  • Represented Eagle Cliff Partners and Emerging Impact Fund in venture capital investments
  • Represented Guardian Industries in its recapitalization, and minority equity investment and subsequent acquisition by Koch Industries
  • Represented Internet Brands Inc. in its initial public offering, subsequent sale to Hellman & Friedman, and sale to KKR
  • Represented senior executives of Petco in the acquisition of control of the company by CVC Capital Partners and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
EDUCATION:
  • J.D., UCLA School of Law, 2003
    Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, UCLA Law Review
  • B.A., History and Literature, Harvard University, 1996
    Cum Laude
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Member, Board of Directors, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
  • Member, Board of Directors, Bet Tzedek
  • Member, Board of Directors, California ChangeLawyers
  • Member, Board of Directors, Town Hall - Los Angeles
ADMISSIONS:
  • State Bar of California

Contact Information

633 West Fifth Street
Suite 1550
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone | 323-210-2903

650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone | 650-493-9300

Email | Kathy Kukku@wsgr.com


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