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Maritza U.B. Okata is a 2012 LCLD Fellow Alumna and a Partner in Vinson & Elkins LLP’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice. Maritza’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and finance transactions. Her diverse transactional practice includes representing private equity sponsors, investment funds and their portfolio companies, as well as public and private companies and financial institutions, in mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, joint ventures, divestitures, financings, and corporate matters. Maritza has significant cross-border experience, particularly in Brazil and Latin America more broadly.

Prior to joining Vinson & Elkins, Maritza served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen G. Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court and to the Honorable Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Maritza received her law degree from Yale Law School and earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University.

Maritza currently serves as the Chair Elect on the LCLD Fellows Alumni Executive Council.

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Fellow Year


Areas of Practice

Banking & Financial Services
Environment, Energy & Resources
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity

Law School

Yale Law School

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