Kim A. Walker

Counsel

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8776
F 212 728 9776
kwalkerwillkie.com

Kim A. Walker is counsel in the Intellectual Property Department and serves as the firm’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Kim focuses on technology matters, with a particular focus on transactions, counseling, licensing and enforcement.

Kim represents a wide variety of companies, ranging from technology, insurance and financial services companies to clothing designers, entertainers and restaurant owners. She is a member of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the International Trademark Association, the American Bar Association, Section on Intellectual Property Law and the New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section and Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. She also represents Willkie as one of the founder members of the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals.

Kim has served as a featured speaker at seminars and panels conducted by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), the American Bar Association, Columbia University School of Law and The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is the co-author of "The Use of the UDRP and the ACPA to Combat Cyberpiracy" (Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2001).

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Highlights

Kim A. Walker is counsel in the Intellectual Property Department and serves as the firm’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Kim focuses on technology matters, with a particular focus on transactions, counseling, licensing and enforcement.

Selected Significant Matters

Representative transactions include:

  • Loral Space & Communications Inc. in connection with the sale of its satellite manufacturing unit, Space Systems/Loral, to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
  • Ticket Monster of Korea in connection with its sale to LivingSocial.
  • Affiliates of Insight Venture Partners in acquisitions of, dispositions of, or investments in, Acronis Ltd., Dealfind, Metalogix Software Corp., Syncsort Incorporated, HoundDog Technology Ltd., Six Waves Inc., Mentez LLC, Katharion, TeamViewer GmbH and others.
  • An investor group comprised of Insight Venture Partners, Spectrum Equity Investors and The Raine Group in Jagex Limited, a leading independent developer and publisher of online games.
  • GateHouse Media, Inc., in its acquisition of community newspaper assets of CP Media Inc. and its acquisition of Enterprise NewsMedia Holding, LLC from Heritage Partners and its other owners.
  • Zurich Financial Service Group in connection with its long-term alliance in Latin America with Banco Santander SA.
  • The Topps Company, Inc. in connection with its sale to an investment vehicle formed by Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company LLC and private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC.
  • Loral Space & Communications Inc. in connection with its formation and capitalization of a Canadian joint venture with a large Canadian pension fund and the acquisition of Telesat Canada.
  • Jarden Corporation in connection with its acquisitions of K2, Inc., American Household, Inc. and Bicycle Holding, Inc.
  • Donald J. Trump in connection with the reorganization of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.
  • Members of the Fortunoff family in connection with the sale of the Fortunoff department stores to an investment vehicle formed by Trimaran Capital Partners and K Group.
  • $2 billion leveraged buyout agreement of Quest Software.
  • Selling shareholders in connection with initial public offering of Solarwinds, Inc.
  • Leveraged buyout of Symark International, Inc.
  • Sale of Scriptlogic Software Inc. to Quest Software, Inc.
  • Pearl Therapeutics, a company focused on developing inhaled combination therapies for the treatment of respiratory diseases, in its $1.15 billion sale to AstraZeneca.
  • GreenTree Credit Solutions, LLC, a portfolio company of Centerbridge Capital Partners, L.P., in its approximately $1 billion acquisition by Walter Investment Management Corp.
  • Green Tree Servicing LLC in a number of acquisition transactions and financings.
  • Shurgard Storage Centers, Inc. in its approximately $5 billion acquisition by Public Storage, Inc.
  • An investment group consisting of Fortress Investment Group LLC, J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC and Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. in its acquisition of assets from Conseco Finance Corp. for approximately $1.1 billion.