Ketan Pastakia | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Ketan Pastakia

Associate, New York

Overview

Ketan Pastakia is an associate in the Technology Transactions Group within the Firm's Merger & Acquisition Practice. Ketan advises clients in transactions involving the development, acquisition, transfer, and licensing of intellectual property and technology. He represents companies in a variety of industries including Internet software, mobile devices, semiconductor technology, hardware manufacturing, and medical services. Ketan has significant experience with joint ventures, joint development and strategic alliances, distribution and supply agreements, hardware/software licensing, open source issues, cloud computing and data privacy protection.

Ketan has also represented clients in complex patent litigation matters and has experience with pre-suit investigations, document discovery, invalidity and non-infringement contentions, inter partes reviews, expert reports and depositions.

Ketan holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in information networking. Prior to attending law school, he spent many years as a senior technical analyst and project manager for telecommunications companies.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Education

  • JD, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
  • MS, Carnegie Mellon University
  • BS, Cornell University

Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati

Experience

Qingdao Haier, a company that is 41% owned by the leading Chinese home appliance manufacturer Haier Group Corp., in its US$5.4 billion acquisition of GE's appliance business, through an auction process. The transaction was named "Cross-border M&A Deal of the Year" by The M&A Advisor 2017.

Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co., Ltd. ("DSBJ") in its US$292.5 million acquisition of the printed circuit board business from Flex Ltd.

Anthem, Inc. in the acquisition of Aspire Health, Inc., the nation's largest non-hospice, community-based palliative care provider.

Anthem, Inc. in its acquisition of America's 1st Choice, a privately - held for - profit Medicare Advantage organization that offers HMO products in Florida and South Carolina.

Mohawk Fine Papers Inc., North America's largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty materials for printing, in the acquisition of Crane Stationery Corporation.

SDIC Fund Management Co., Ltd. in its agreement to acquire an ownership stake in Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

Harvest Partners in its acquisition of PRO Unlimited, a provider of contingent workforce management services and software.

Harvest Partners in its joint acquisition with Audax Private Equity of CWD Holdings Corp., a distributor of auto parts.

Quad-C Management, Inc. in its investment in Pharm-Olam International, Ltd.; and Vaco Investor Holdings LLC.