Ka-onLi

Partner

Silicon Valley + 1.650.739.3916

Ka-on Li works closely with clients to successfully design, structure, and execute technology and commercial transactions to achieve high-stakes business objectives. She is an experienced intellectual property and technology lawyer whose practice focuses on commercial and licensing transactions for clients active in the technology, medical, pharmaceutical, life sciences, food and beverage, retail, consulting, financial, fashion, consumer goods, telecommunications, education, media, and entertainment fields. She advises both customers and service providers in strategic front-end and back-end contracting. Ka-on drafts and negotiates contracts involving outsourcing, IP commercialization, distribution arrangements, software and cloud-related matters, infrastructure and telecommunications projects, and manufacturing and supply services.

Ka-on has solid experience in assisting emerging and established businesses at a strategic level in U.S. and overseas markets. She has represented software and biotech companies at all stages, from formation to exit. She has drafted and negotiated some of the most significant collaborations and strategic agreements and alliances between industry entrepreneurs, service providers, acquirers, and investors. She has acted for clients on a full range of M&A and financing transactions involving domestic and foreign IP and technology assets on the buy-side and the sell-side, including clients such as SAP, Cardinal Health, The Riverside Company, GE, Verizon, and Blackberry.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Ka-on practiced in Sydney, Australia, where she worked on some of the Asia-Pacific region's most industry-changing and complex technology and infrastructure projects. She was also seconded to Australia's largest telecommunications provider for more than one year to negotiate and implement several large-scale outsourcing arrangements.

Experience

  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires Murphy Pipeline ContractorsJones Day advised Inland Pipe Rehabilitation, a portfolio company of an investment affiliate of J.F. Lehman & Company, in its acquisition of Murphy Pipeline Contractors, a leading provider of trenchless pipe rehabilitation solutions and technology to the municipal wastewater and storm water markets.
  • Smith & Nephew to acquire extremity orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation for $240 millionJones Day is advising Smith & Nephew plc, the global medical technology company, in its acquisition of the extremity orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) for $240 million on a cash and debt-free basis.
  • SunPower closes sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day advised SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), one of North America's largest solar-panel makers, in a sponsored spin-off of its solar panel production operations into a new public company – Maxeon Solar Technologies – which will be headquartered in Singapore.
  • CDPQ participates in $185 million Series G financing round of AppDirect, Inc.Jones Day represented Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in connection with its participation in the $185 million Series G financing with existing investors into AppDirect, Inc., which offers a subscription commerce platform for digital services.
  • LDV Partners Fund II invests in CompilerWorks, Inc.Jones Day represented LDV Partners Fund II, L.P. in connection with its Series A investment in CompilerWorks, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based startup focused on transpiler and lineage solutions.
  • Cardinal Health sold minority ownership in NaviHealth, Inc. to OptumHealthJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in the sale of its minority ownership interest in NaviHealth, Inc. to UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's OptumHealth.
  • LendingTree announces strategic investment in StashJones Day advised LendingTree, Inc. in its strategic investment in Stash, one of the fastest-growing banking and investing services in the U.S.
  • NVIDIA acquires Mellanox Technologies for approximately $7 billionJones Day advised NVIDIA Corporation in its acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., an Israel-based leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
  • Five9 acquires Virtual Observer, formerly known as CSIJones Day advised Five9, Inc. in its acquisition of Virtual Observer, formerly known as CSI, an innovative provider of cloud-based Workforce Optimization (WFO), also known as Workforce Engagement Management (WEM), solutions.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Global Marine GroupJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government, and environmental sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Global Marine Group.
  • Emerging specialty service launches telehealth platformJones Day advised an emerging direct to consumer telehealth organization focusing on teledermatology with terms of service, privacy policy, and telehealth consent for launching operations in several states across the U.S.
  • Tinubu® Square acquires U.S. company eSURETY®Jones Day advised Tinubu® Square in its acquisition of U.S.-based eSURETY®, a cloud-based specialty software provider, enabling carriers, brokers, and MGAs to securely apply, quote, bond, issue, and support every form of surety as well as offering a powerful direct-to-the-consumer experience on any device from any browser, anywhere in the world.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Integrated Global ServicesJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government, and environmental sectors, in the acquisition and related financing of Integrated Global Services, Inc. ("IGS").
  • Treau raises capital in Series Seed equity financingJones Day represented Treau, Inc., a seed-stage hardware startup based in San Francisco, California making home heaters and air conditioners that are better for the environment, easier to install, and more pleasant to use, in connection with its Series Seed equity financing.
  • Truck-Lite receives significant investment from Genstar CapitalJones Day advised Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a leading provider of safety lighting, filtration systems, and telematics services for commercial vehicles, in connection with Genstar Capital's significant investment in Truck-Lite.
  • MEI sold to RENA Technologies North America Inc.Jones Day represented the shareholders of MEI Wet Processing Systems & Services, LLC, a provider of wet bench and wet processing equipment and services to the semiconductor, MEMs, solar, and high technology industries, in their sale of MEI to RENA Technologies North America Inc.
  • Five9 acquires Whendu's iPaaS platformJones Day advised Five9, Inc., the leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center, in its acquisition of Whendu’s iPaaS platform, which is designed for the specific needs of the contact center to help accelerate migration to the cloud by making it easier for enterprises to integrate with their existing environment and carry forward customized business processes.
  • Concord Health Partners invests in VitalTech™Jones Day represented Concord Health Partners LLC in connection with its purchase of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement by VitalTech™, a provider of connected health and remote patient monitoring services.
  • Western Digital acquires Kazan NetworksJones Day advised Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) in its acquisition of Kazan Networks Corp., a provider of industry leading NVMe™-over-Fabric (NVMe-oF) ASIC and adapter products for next-generation data center architectures.
  • ABB sells Intelligent Mining Solutions (IMS) to DatamineJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in the sale of its Intelligent Mining Solutions (IMS) business to Datamine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation Software.
  • We use cookies to deliver our online services. Details of the cookies and other tracking technologies we use and instructions on how to disable them are set out in our Cookies Policy. By using this website you consent to our use of cookies.