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Erika Kikuchi

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Job Title : Senior Associate in King & Spalding’s Silicon Valley Corporate Practice Group

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April 16, 2016

Erika Kikuchi is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s Silicon Valley Corporate Practice Group. She works with companies in all stages of development in various industries, such as healthcare, life sciences, biotech, software, solar, semiconductor and others. Ms. Kikuchi has experience in a variety of corporate finance and securities law matters, and has represented issuers and investors in numerous venture capital and seed financings, strategic investments, restructurings, debt financings, board and corporate governance matters, buy and sell-side mergers and acquisitions and IPOs.

Ms. Kikuchi’s priority is establishing strong relationships with her clients by providing legal counsel tailored to each client’s specific needs, whether the client is a two-man start-up or a large company working on a complex deal. She believes communication is the key to an excellent attorney-client relationship and this includes being responsive to clients and maintaining an open dialogue. Above all, she truly enjoys the practice of law, getting to know clients and working together to achieve success.

Ms. Kikuchi earned her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, with honors in the Intellectual Property and International Law concentrations. She received a Master of Arts in International Relations from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts (With Distinction) from the University of Michigan. Ms. Kikuchi is admitted to practice in California.

Recognitions

  • Named one of Northern California Rising Stars in Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyersmagazine, described as “outstanding lawyers who have demonstrated superior professional potential.” Fewer than 2.5 percent of lawyers are chosen for this recognition, with only lawyers age 40 and under or who have been practicing 10 years or less eligible for inclusion.

Recent Activities

  • Repeat judge at multiple Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs South Bay Pitch and Demo Fests (2015). At each Demo Fest, startup entrepreneurs pitched to the judges and winners were selected before an audience that included angel investors, investment bankers, entrepreneurs and academics, among others. Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs (SVE) is one of the largest grassroots movements of founders and developers in the Bay Area.

Other Interests

  • IFBB professional bodybuilder (women’s physique division); running races (mountain trail and road, all distances); pet parrot lover (conures & cockatiels especially!)
  • : Senior Associate in King & Spalding’s Silicon Valley Corporate Practice Group
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