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Katherine S. Scherschel
San Francisco +1 415 591 7044 kscherschel@cov.com Download V-card

Kate Scherschel assists life sciences, technology, and communications and media companies in achieving their strategic goals, through mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Recent representations include assisting with strategic investments, product and company acquisitions, divestitures, and commercial agreements.

  • Represented Origin Technologies Corporation, LLC in connection with its $1.8 billion bid for Affymetrix, Inc.
  • Represented Prosper Marketplace, Inc. in its acquisition of BillGuard, Inc.
  • Represented Tencent Holdings Limited in connection with its acquisition of Riot Games.
  • Represented various strategic investors in connection with their investments in technology startup companies.
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in its $15.8 billion acquisition of another pharmaceutical company.
  • Represented the underwriters in the $115 million SEC-registered IPO and NASDAQ listing of common stock of a big data technology company.
  • Represented the underwriters in the $75 million SEC-registered IPO of common shares and NASDAQ listing of a financial services technology company.
  • Represented a fund managed by a private equity group, in connection with its agreement to acquire a significant stake in an automobile parts distributor.

Pro Bono

  • Represented an educational and support organization for women with incarcerated loved ones, an educational summer camp, and a community development organization in connection with their applications for tax-exempt status and general corporate matters.
  • Assisted a nonprofit in connection with the drafting and implementation of its website privacy policy, negotiating an agreement with the local municipality, and various corporate governance and tax matters.
  • Advised a human rights nonprofit in connection with its general corporate matters.