Louise K. Y. Ing

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Lawyers

Stockholder / Director

Oahu (Honolulu) 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813

About Louise

Louise K. Y. Ing, a founding shareholder and director of Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, believes the better you know the community, the more you can help your client. Her deep connections to the local for-profit and nonprofit sectors allow her to help the community prosper and make the most of relationships that are relevant to her clients’ business.

Louise’s practice focuses on helping businesses, nonprofits and individuals resolve their disputes, prevent future ones and get back to work. Her litigation and dispute resolution practice includes contracts, commercial transactions, leases, employment, real estate, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law, proprietary information, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, and intellectual property. She also serves as Chief Outside Legal Counsel to Hawai`i-based online game development company Tetris Online, Inc.

Louise has frequently devoted her energy to help strengthen Hawaii’s communities as a board member of non-profits (the University of Hawai`i Foundation and Child & Family Service, among others), and Hawai`i-based companies such as Island Holdings, as well as serving as past President of both the Hawaii State Bar Association and Hawaii State Bar Foundation.

Her awards and recognitions include: Best Lawyers in America’s® 2015 Hawai‘i Lawyer of the Year for both Bankruptcy Litigation and Bet-the-Company Litigation; Benchmark Litigation 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 O`ahu, Girl Scouts of Hawaii, and Pacific Business News.

Born in Honolulu, Louise earned her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at U.C. Berkeley, and her B.A. magna cum laude in American Studies from Yale University. She is married with two children, a daughter in college in New York City and a son who is a proud employee of the Boston Red Sox.

Awards and Recognition

Practice Areas

Other Areas

Additional Information

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
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
  • 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)
  • YWCA Mission Making Society
  • 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 (2007-2012)
  • 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)
  • Girl Scouts of Hawaii – Women of Distinction Award (2016)
  • Pacific Business News Women Who Mean Business Career Achievement Award (2016)
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)