is a law clerk with L2 Counsel, P.C., an elite boutique law firm based in Silicon Valley designed to serve entrepreneurs, innovative companies and investors with sound legal strategies and solutions. She advises corporate clients, startups, and investors. She graduated Cum Laude from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Previously, Kate clerked with a major global law firm in Silicon Valley, and prior to her LLM, Kate led an independent corporate law practice in Central and Eastern Europe and served as General Counsel for one of the leading startup accelerators in the region. Kate graduated Summa Cum Laude from Taras Shevchenko National University where she published her thesis: “Government Regulation of Technology Venture Investment” and clerked for the Kyiv District Attorney.
As we emerge from a global pandemic in which many businesses are mothballed or operating at limited capacity, we know that a great number will not survive. They will have to pivot or sell, whether asset-by-asset or entirely. Some will face fire sales, assignment for the benefit of creditors, or Chapter 7 or 11 processes supervised by the bankruptcy courts, or otherwise. It has never been more important to be thoughtful as a buyer or seller of intellectual property and technology.