Katherine H. Ku

Profile

Katherine H. Ku is a corporate partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Ms. Ku serves as transactional counsel in a variety of contexts, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. She represents both publicly traded and privately held companies and private equity funds. She counsels on a range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity and debt financing, and corporate governance and securities compliance matters. She also has represented special committees of boards of directors in buy-out matters.

Ms. Ku earned her law degree from UCLA School of Law in 2003, where she served as editor-in-chief of the UCLA Law Review.

Ms. Ku served as a law clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2003 to 2004 and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from 2004 to 2005.

Ms. Ku serves on the Board of Directors of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles.

Representative Clients

  • Adverum Biotechnologies
  • Air Lease Corporation
  • BDT Capital Partners, LLC
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Eagle Cliff Partners and Emerging Impact Fund
  • Guardian Industries
  • Himalaya Capital
  • Internet Brands, Inc.
  • KB Home
  • Oaktree Capital Management
  • Senior executives of Petco
  • The Yucaipa Companies

Representative Transactions

  • Air Lease Corporation, a global aircraft lessor, in its initial public offering.
  • BDT Capital Partners, LLC in its investment in Cox Automotive, as part of Cox Automotive’s acquisition of Dealertrack Technologies.
  • Berkshire Hathaway, in its acquisition of Duracell from Procter & Gamble.
  • Eagle Cliff Partners and Emerging Impact Fund, in venture capital investments.
  • Guardian Industries, a global manufacturer of float glass and fabricated glass products, in its recapitalization and minority equity investment by Koch Industries.
  • Internet Brands Inc., an Internet media company, in its initial public offering, subsequent sale to Hellman & Friedman, and sale to KKR.
  • Senior executives of Petco, in the acquisition of control of the company by CVC Capital Partners and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Katherine H. Ku is a corporate partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Ms. Ku serves as transactional counsel in a variety of contexts, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. She represents both publicly traded and privately held companies and private equity funds. She counsels on a range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity and debt financing, and corporate governance and securities compliance matters. She also has represented special committees of boards of directors in buy-out matters.

Ms. Ku earned her law degree from UCLA School of Law in 2003, where she served as editor-in-chief of the UCLA Law Review.

Ms. Ku served as a law clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2003 to 2004 and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from 2004 to 2005.

Ms. Ku serves on the Board of Directors of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles.

Representative Clients

  • Adverum Biotechnologies
  • Air Lease Corporation
  • BDT Capital Partners, LLC
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Eagle Cliff Partners and Emerging Impact Fund
  • Guardian Industries
  • Himalaya Capital
  • Internet Brands, Inc.
  • KB Home
  • Oaktree Capital Management
  • Senior executives of Petco
  • The Yucaipa Companies

Representative Transactions

  • Air Lease Corporation, a global aircraft lessor, in its initial public offering.
  • BDT Capital Partners, LLC in its investment in Cox Automotive, as part of Cox Automotive’s acquisition of Dealertrack Technologies.
  • Berkshire Hathaway, in its acquisition of Duracell from Procter & Gamble.
  • Eagle Cliff Partners and Emerging Impact Fund, in venture capital investments.
  • Guardian Industries, a global manufacturer of float glass and fabricated glass products, in its recapitalization and minority equity investment by Koch Industries.
  • Internet Brands Inc., an Internet media company, in its initial public offering, subsequent sale to Hellman & Friedman, and sale to KKR.
  • Senior executives of Petco, in the acquisition of control of the company by CVC Capital Partners and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.