Meet Kati Pajak

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Contact Kati: 
1.617.210.6876
KIPajak@mintz.com
Full Bio at Mintz.com

Running a new venture means you’re always on the move. There is no business as usual; you are immersed in creating your company and driving its growth. As someone who likes to keep moving and achieving – and supporting others on the move – I’m drawn to the dynamic start-up world and the opportunity to help businesses reach the next stage. Whether you are focused on corporate governance matters, need to negotiate a licensing or collaboration agreement, or are preparing to go public, I can help. My experience ranges from reviewing licensing agreements for Nike and its Boston subsidiary, Converse, to working at IBM as a senior consultant – a background that gives me unique insight into the business implications of my clients’ complex legal matters.

Professional details:

  • Associate, Mintz Venture Capital & Emerging Companies, Licensing & Technology Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Securities & Capital Markets Practices

Education

  • JD, Boston College

  • BA, magna cum laude, George Washington University

 

Fun facts:

  • Apple picking will forever be my favorite fall (year round) activity.

  • I recently became a dog person ... and now I’m that dog mom (to a 90-pound black lab named Louie).

If I weren’t a lawyer, I would be…
a physical therapist or the founder of a fitness app.

The most valuable lesson I’ve learned in business is…
Managing expectations does not mean you need to know everything (when you will complete a project, risk factors, likely pitfalls, etc.). It means communicating what you know, when you know it. Early and often.

The most unusual thing in my office is…
a single sneaker, specifically a custom Chuck.  It represents the first legal work I did that I could hold in my hand. I assisted in licensing the IP from Warner Brothers for a Suicide Squad design.

If I were starting a company, it would be…
something related to encouraging “recess” at work, where coworkers are encouraged to take a lunch break workout class and to move during that 3 pm slump rather than get an extra shot of espresso.

My favorite website is…
The Skimm; I read it every day.

The new technology that will have the greatest impact 10 years from now is…
the internet of things.

Companies I’ve helped to grow and thrive:

  • Viacom

  • Duke Energy

  • Moody’s Investor Services

  • Converse