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Katherine Lee Annuschat

Katherine Lee Annuschat

Associate| Orange County


Katy Annuschat's practice is concentrated in corporate and securities. She advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, private placements and venture capital financing, securities offerings and securities law compliance, entity formations and corporate governance, owner relations, buyouts and disputes, general contract negotiations, and a variety of general corporate matters. 

Katy also has experience advising clients on data privacy issues. 

  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Executive Comments Editor (2010-2011), Member (2009-2010), San Diego Law Review
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • Full Academic Scholarship
  • University of Kansas (B.A, Spanish, with distinction; B.S., Journalism, with distinction, 2006)
    • Honors College Graduate
    • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
    • Staff Writer, Jayplay
  • Universidad de Granada, Centro de Lenguas Modernas, Study Abroad Program (2004)
  • "Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Regulations Overview," Presenter, Fundamentals of California Cannabis Law Webinar with LACBA Business and Corporations Law Section and PDM, LLP, Los Angeles, CA (March 21, 2018)
  • "Ethics on the Inside: What Every In-House Attorney Needs to Know," Presenter, Snell & Wilmer Harbor Cruise, Newport Beach, CA (November 16, 2017)
  • "Key Considerations Before Leasing To Cannabis Businesses," Co-Author, Law360 (November 13, 2017) 
  • "Contracts and Counterparties: Legal Ethics Issues for In-House Counsel," Co-Presenter, In-House CLE Program, Irvine, CA (April 27, 2017)
  • "M&A Secrets Revealed? Protecting a seller's attorney communications," Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (September 29, 2014)
  • "Negotiating Letters of Intent in M&A Transactions," Presenter, USC Gould School of Law Course, Los Angeles, California (January 2013)
  • "Advising Business Owners Who Hate Their Partners," Co-Author, Daily Journal (January 19, 2012)
  • "New Disclosure Requirements for Retailers and Manufacturers," Author, Daily Journal (December 7, 2011)
  • "An Affair to Remember: The State of the Crime of Adultery in the Military," 47 San Diego Law Review 1161 (2010)
  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Service, State Bar of California (2014-2015)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Extern for Hon. M. Margaret McKeown (2011)
  • Snell & Wilmer, Summer Associate (2010)
  • City of San Diego, Neighborhood Code Compliance Department, Legal Intern (2010)
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Law Clerk (2009)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bilingual Women’s Health Information Specialist (2007)
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Spain, Álora – Málaga, Spain, Language Assistant (2006‑2007)
  • National Archives, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Intern (2005)
  • Spanish
  • California
  • Supreme Court of California