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

Ketan Pastakia

Associate, New York

Overview

Ketan Pastakia is an associate in the Sourcing & 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

Haier Group Corp. in the US$5.4 billion acquisition of GE Appliances, Inc.

SDIC Fund Management Co., Ltd. in the US$46.6 million acquisition of 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.