Kayla Tanaka


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Kayla Tanaka is a corporate associate in O’Melveny’s Silicon Valley office.

Kayla has represented clients in financings and other investments, in formations and reorganizations, and in mergers and acquisitions. Her corporate advisory experience also extends to counseling on IP, corporate governance, and regulatory matters. 

Prior to joining the firm, Kayla completed judicial clerkships on the California Court of Appeal and Superior Court of California.


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Santa Clara University, J.D.: Order of the Coif; High Technology Law Certificate: Corporate Specialization; High Technology Law Journal; Dean’s List; CALI Award Recipient; Witkin Award Recipient
  • University of British Columbia, B.A., Psychology: Dean’s Honor Roll

Professional Activities


  • The Honorable Nathan D. Mihara, California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District
  • The Honorable Javier Alcala, The Superior Court of California