New York University School of Law, New York, NY
Master of Laws (L.L.M.), May 2013
Stern School of Business, New York, NY
Advanced Professional Certificate in Law & Business, July 2012
Legal Training and Research Institute, Supreme Court of Japan, Saitama, Japan
Diploma, Shiho-Shushu (Completion of legal training), April 2005-October 2006
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Bachelor of Laws, April 1999-September 2003, Selected for intensive Civil Law seminar
Saito Law Group PLLC (Law Firm), New York, NY
Associate (Attorney-at-law) October 2014-Present (Law Clerk, August 2013-September 2014)
Analyzed and assisted litigation/arbitration cases regarding trade/joint venture contract breaches. Researched laws and prepared client for DOJ’s interviews in US export regulation violation and white collar criminal cases. Drafted documents and advised on international M&A. Advised client on US securities regulations regarding securities offerings. Analyzed copyright infringement case.
Nishimura & Asahi (Law Firm), Tokyo, Japan
Associate (Attorney-at-law) October 2006-Septermber, 2014
Drafted documents and advised international/domestic clients of financial regulations, corporate laws and compliance matters. Completed registration of investment management/adviser companies of a major private equity fund and drafted their internal rules. Reviewed documents for M&A cases. Drafted compliance manual and internal rules for an international financial advisory firm. Advised one of the largest banks in Japan on the abuse of bank’s dominant bargaining positions. Investigated money remittance by one of the largest banks in Japan in cooperation with US investigations into the bank under OFAC. Advised major Japanese bank on insider regulations.
Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. (Legal Division), Tokyo, Japan
Lawyer (on secondment) August 2008-August 2009
As a principal legal advisor, advised on international/domestic financial transactions, regulations and compliance maters. Examined derivative agreements and completed appropriate proof of claim notifications to Lehman Brothers Holding Group. Analyzed enforceability of ISDA Credit Support Annex. Secured the bank’s internal control environment to avoid conflict of interest regarding information sharing. Delivered lecture to 30 bankers regarding international bankruptcy procedures.
Musashino City Office (National Health Insurance Division), Tokyo, Japan
Public Officer April 2004-March 2005
Answered inquiries on national health insurance systems. Implemented joining/secession procedures.
BAR ADMISSIONS & LANGUAGES
Admitted in Japan (October 2006), New York State (November 2014); Japanese (native), English