Dentons US LLP
Louise believes the better you know the community, the more you can help your client. Her deep connections to local businesses and nonprofits allow her to help the community prosper and make the most of relationships relevant to her clients’ business.
Louise’s practice focuses on helping businesses, nonprofits and individuals resolve disputes, and get back to work as well as prevent future conflict. Her litigation and dispute resolution experience includes contracts, commercial transactions, leases, employment, real estate, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law, proprietary information, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, and intellectual property matters. She also serves as chief outside legal counsel to Hawaii-based online game development company Tetris Online, Inc.
To help strengthen Hawaii’s communities, Louise has devoted considerable energy serving on the boards of nonprofits, such as the University of Hawaii Foundation and the Child & Family Service, among others, and Hawaii-based companies, such as Island Holdings. She also served as a past president of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Hawaii State Bar Foundation.
Louise’s awards and recognition’s include: Best Lawyers in America’s® 2015 Hawaii Lawyer of the Year for both Bankruptcy Litigation and Bet-the-Company Litigation; Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation; Best Lawyers in America® in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Bet–the-Company Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation; Chambers USA™; Martindale-Hubbell AV rating; Super Lawyers; the Patsy T. Mink PAC award for her legislative advocacy work on women’s health issues; and leadership awards from Hawaii Women Lawyers, Hawaii State Bar Association, the YWCA of Oahu, Girl Scouts of Hawaii, and Pacific Business News.
Born in Honolulu, Louise earned her JD from UC, Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, and her BA, magna cum laude, in American studies, from Yale University.