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Louise K.Y. Ing

Stockholder/Director

Phone: (808) 524-1800
Fax: (808) 524-4591

ling@ahfi.com

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The better you know the community, the more you can help your client. Says Louise Ing, "We learn our clients' business then go out and build relationships and networks that are relevant to them." Ing's practice focuses on helping businesses, nonprofits and individuals resolve their disputes, prevent future ones and get back to business. Her litigation and dispute resolution practice covers areas of law that impact businesses and businesspeople on a daily basis including contracts, commercial transactions, leases, employment, real estate, creditors' rights and bankruptcy law, proprietary information, non-competition and confidentiality agreements and intellectual property. She has also devoted her energies to helping strengthen Hawaii's communities as a board member of non-profits (the University of Hawai`i Foundation, among others) and Hawai`i-based companies such as Island Holdings. She is a past President of the Hawaii State Bar Association and has been recognized in Best Lawyers®, Chambers USA™ and Benchmark Litigation.

Representative Cases

  • Chief Outside Counsel to online game company
  • Representing an international hotel chain in business litigation
  • Representing an airline in employment litigation
  • Defended several patent infringement suits involving a range of technology from food processing to electronics
  • Defended a judgment debtor in a multi-million dollar fraudulent conveyance trial
  • Arbitrated various business disputes in the areas of commercial leasing, valuation of partnership interests, valuation of property insurance claim, and non-competition agreements
  • Represented a U.S. clothing retailer in a class action brought by Saipan garment workers
  • Represented receivers in complex partnership disputes
  • Represented bankruptcy trustees in business reorganization and bankruptcy cases, including a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme
  • Represented a bankruptcy trustee and class of investors against an international accounting firm for auditing malpractice arising out of a Ponzi scheme, resulting in a $15 million+ verdict for the investors
  • Represented employers in employment discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination cases
  • Testified as an expert witness on workplace investigations in employment discrimination and retaliation trials

Practice Areas

Business Torts
Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights
Class Actions
Corporate Litigation
Labor and Employment Defense
Real Estate Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Collections and Foreclosure

louise_ing

Louise K.Y. Ing

Stockholder/Director

Phone: (808) 524-1800
Fax: (808) 524-4591

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Louise K Y Ing-DK-300

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The better you know the community, the more you can help your client. Says Louise Ing, "We learn our clients' business then go out and build relationships and networks that are relevant to them." Ing's practice focuses on helping businesses, nonprofits and individuals resolve their disputes, prevent future ones and get back to business. Her litigation and dispute resolution practice covers areas of law that impact businesses and businesspeople on a daily basis including contracts, commercial transactions, leases, employment, real estate, creditors' rights and bankruptcy law, proprietary information, non-competition and confidentiality agreements and intellectual property. She has also devoted her energies to helping strengthen Hawaii's communities as a board member of non-profits (the University of Hawai`i Foundation, among others) and Hawai`i-based companies such as Island Holdings. She is a past President of the Hawaii State Bar Association and has been recognized in Best Lawyers®, Chambers USA™ and Benchmark Litigation.

Representative Cases

  • Chief Outside Counsel to online game company
  • Representing an international hotel chain in business litigation
  • Representing an airline in employment litigation
  • Defended several patent infringement suits involving a range of technology from food processing to electronics
  • Defended a judgment debtor in a multi-million dollar fraudulent conveyance trial
  • Arbitrated various business disputes in the areas of commercial leasing, valuation of partnership interests, valuation of property insurance claim, and non-competition agreements
  • Represented a U.S. clothing retailer in a class action brought by Saipan garment workers
  • Represented receivers in complex partnership disputes
  • Represented bankruptcy trustees in business reorganization and bankruptcy cases, including a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme
  • Represented a bankruptcy trustee and class of investors against an international accounting firm for auditing malpractice arising out of a Ponzi scheme, resulting in a $15 million+ verdict for the investors
  • Represented employers in employment discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination cases
  • Testified as an expert witness on workplace investigations in employment discrimination and retaliation trials

Practice Areas

Business Torts
Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights
Class Actions
Corporate Litigation
Labor and Employment Defense
Real Estate Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Collections and Foreclosure

Litigation

  • Breach of contract and other business disputes
  • Business torts and complex business disputes
  • Business valuation disputes
  • Class actions
  • Fraudulent conveyance
  • Partnership disputes
  • Professional liability
  • RICO
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Real estate litigation including real property sales, contract disputes, foreclosures, lease disputes and partition
  • Civil rights including reproductive rights and disabilities laws

Employment Law

  • Breach of contract and other business disputes
  • Wrongful termination
  • Equal employment opportunity (discrimination, harassment and retaliation issues)
  • Personnel management and training (handbooks, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, severance agreements, workplace training)
  • Proprietary rights (confidentiality and non-compete agreements)
  • Workplace investigations

Banking and Finance

  • Lender liability
  • Representation of receivers
  • Creditors' rights and bankruptcy including representing creditors, asset sale and lease litigation, executory leases and contracts litigation, fraudulent conveyance, preferences, relief from stay litigation and representation of trustees

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Child & Family Service, Board of Directors (2013-2016)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Ninth Circuit Advisory Board (2012-present)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA), President (2011)
  • Hawaii State Bar Foundation, President (2013)
  • Hawaii Women's Legal Foundation, President (1992-1993)
  • Island Holdings, Board of Directors (2002-present)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Board of Directors - Hawai`i Chapter 
  • Plaza Club of Honolulu, Board of Governors, Vice-Chair (2013)
  • The University of Hawai`i Foundation, Board of Trustees (1995-2001, Second Vice Chair 2000-2001; 2004-2010; 2014-2017)
  • Former board member of Aloha Airlines, American Savings Bank, The Hawai`i Community Foundation, Hawaii Medical Service Association, Sutter Health Pacific dba Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health, Historic Hawaii Foundation, Assets School

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • 2015 Hawai`i Lawyer of the Year - Bankruptcy Litigation
    • 2015 Hawai`i Lawyer of the Year - Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Bet-The-Company Litigation (2010-present)
    • Commercial Litigation (2008-present)
    • Bankruptcy Litigation (2012-present)
    • Labor and Employment Litigation (2012-present)
    • Real Estate Litigation (2012-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating (1994-present)
  • Chambers USA™
    • Commercial Litigation (2012)
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Litigation Star: General Commercial, Labor & Employment (2009-present)
    • Top 250 Women in Litigation (2012-present)
  • Super Lawyers
    • Business Litigation (2013)
  • Pasty T. Mink PAC annual award (2012)
  • YWCA Leadership Award (2004)
  • Planned Parenthood of Hawai`i Bette Takahashi Award for Outstanding Community Service (2001)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community Service (1993)

Admitted to Practice

  • Hawai`i
  • California (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai`i
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D.)
  • Yale University (B.A. magna cum laude)