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Katharina Martinka

Katharina Martinka

VP & General Counsel

San Francisco
California
Licensed in
CA, AZ
Santa Clara University
School of Law
5.0 5
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
About
I have 25 years of experience in business transactional law and litigation. I primarily act as Outsourced, Interim General Counsel to companies in a wide range of industries throughout California, Arizona and the United States. I also counsel Boards on Corporate Governance and Compliance programs and training. In recent years, I have also developed a niche practice representing executives, as they onboard and exit companies.
25
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experience
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5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Excellent Lawyer! 5.0 stars Posted by Jennifer August 8, 2017 I consulted with and subsequently hired Katharina to assist me in an employment matter (pregnancy discrimination) I was facing with my employer. Specifically, she helped to successfully negotiate my desired separation and severance from the Company while ensuring that my professional reputation remained intact. She works extremely efficiently, is very responsive, and professional. She kept me in the loop each step of the way and communicates clearly and effectively. She made me feel at ease with the process and I felt like she always had my best interest in mind. I would not hesitate to hire her again (should I need to)."

Employment Matter - Discrimination
Posted on Aug 9, 2017
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Katie is tenacious in pursuit of her clients’ interests 5.0 stars Posted by Charles February 19, 2017 Katie has been giving me excellent legal advice since before she formed my corporation in January 2000. In addition to being highly knowledgeable in corporate transactions and contracts, IP and employment matters, her approaches are innovative, insightful and affordable. She is tenacious in pursuit of her clients’ interests. I unhesitatingly refer her to my clients and colleagues."

Corporate and Intellectual Property Transactions
Posted on Aug 8, 2017

Work History

Law Offices of K. Martinka

VP & General Counsel

Nov 2004 - Present

• Work with publicly and privately traded technology, manufacturing and retail companies, ranging from $70M to $13B in annual revenue, on an interim and project basis
• Structure, negotiate and draft worldwide SaaS, OEM, VAR, reseller, software developer, professional services, master purchase, joint development, maintenance, and other technology licensing agreements

Nov 2004 - Present

Accelrys, Inc.

VP, General Counsel & Secretary

Jul 2004 - Nov 2004

• Played key role in Merger & Acquisition activities, including the acquisition of Scitegic
• Successfully achieved client goals by working with executive staff to spin-off 600 employee organization
• Advised leadership on SOX and corporate governance, product development and commercialization, employment matters and IP protection (patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets).

Jul 2004 - Nov 2004

FileNet Corporation

VP, General Counsel & Secretary

May 2000 - Jun 2004

• Built and managed a 9 member in-house legal department with strong focus on optimizing performance, creating centers of excellence and reducing legal costs
• Managed and overhauled the use of outside counsel worldwide, for U.S. parent company and 18 foreign subsidiaries doing business in 90 countries
• Drafted and reviewed securities filings, (e.g. 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy materials)

May 2000 - Jun 2004

Aprisma Technlogogies, Inc.

In-house Counsel

Jun 1999 - May 2000

• Served as sole dedicated in-house counsel to computer networking spin-off division
• Formulated, drafted and negotiated non-standard business agreements, including joint marketing, consulting services, and new product licensing models (e.g. outsourcing, revenue sharing for network management services)

Jun 1999 - May 2000

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