State of New York, the United States of America (1997)

Registration in Japan

Registered Foreign Lawyer (The laws of the State of New York and the Federal laws of the United States) (2003)

Bar Association

Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association


The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1989)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., 1992)
Columbia Law School (J.D., 1996)
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (M.I.A., 1997)


Japan Bank for International Cooperation (1989-1993)
US law firm, New York office (1997-2000)
Bingham McCutchen LLP (2000-2008)
Greenberg Traurig LLP (2008-2009)
Member of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s "Review Board on the FY 2012 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Asian Site Locations in Japan, etc. (Research and Analysis on High-Value Investment Strategy in Japan)"  (2012-2013)
Auditor, Cyber Risk Information Risk Information Center (2013-)
Member of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Survey of Establishing Investment Tie-ups with Overseas Entities (2013-)
Member of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Direct Inward Investment Study Forum (2013-)
Faculty member, the Cysec program of Tokyo Denki University (2015-)
Nishimura & Asahi (2009-2017)


  • Getting the Deal Through - Defence & Security Procurement 2021, Japan Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd. (2021) [Co-author]
  • Getting the Deal Through - Defence & Security Procurement 2020, Japan Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd. (2020) [Co-author]
  • "Learning Digital Forensics from the Basics: From an Introduction to a Practical Response," JUSE Press. Ltd. (2019) [Co-author]
  • Revised Digital Forensic Dictionary, JUSE Press. Ltd. (2014)
  • "Study of Country Risks of Emerging Countries (Fourth) Forefront of Business of Emerging Countries – Consideration of ASEAN’s Major Power of Indonesia," KANSAYAKU, No.620 (2013) [Co-author]
  • "Legal Assistance and the Role of Lawyers and Financial Market Participants," Shojihomu, No.355 (2013)
  • "Study of Country Risks of Emerging Countries (Second) Deciphering India," KANSAYAKU, No.618 (2013) [Co-author]
  • "Study of Country Risks of Emerging Countries (First) First steps for starting business in Myanmar," KANSAYAKU, No.617 (2013)
  • "The State of Myanmar’s Legal Industry, Historical Background and Future Developments," The Lawyers (August, 2013)
  • "International Marriage and Cross-Border M&A: Advice on Cultural Due Diligence," M&A jounal MARR (August, 2013)
  • "Overview of Myanmar’s Foreign Investment Rules," KOKUSAI SHOJI HOMU, Vol.41 No.6 (2013) [Co-author]
  • "Self-Defense in Cyberspace: Defending Confidential Business Information in Cyberspace," KANSAYAKU, No.611 (2013)
  • "A Few Thoughts on eDiscovery," IDF email magazine of the NPO Institute of Digital Forensics (2013)
  • "Application of Law in Cyberspace (Leading Edge Computer Forensics 5)," HH News & Reports (2012)
  • "A Legal System Left Lagging Behind Computer Technology (Leading Edge Computer Forensics 4)," HH News & Reports (2012)
  • "The Authenticity of Evidence, its Destruction and Tampering (Leading Edge Computer Forensics 3)," HH News & Reports (2012)
  • "The Necessity of eDiscovery as Seen in the USA (Leading Edge Computer Forensics 2)," HH News & Reports (2012)
  • "Information Security Growing in Importance Every Year (Leading Edge Computer Forensics 1)," HH News & Reports (2012)
  • "Review of the ASEAN System," ASEAN Keizai Tsushin, No.139, 140 (2011)
  • Legal Practice in the Cloud Era, SHOJIHOMU Co., Ltd (2011) [Co-author]
  • Practical eDiscovery: Preparing for Civil Suits in the USA, NTT Publishing Co., Ltd. (2010)

Web Articles

  • "Personal Data Protection in Japan and the EU," Mizuho Global News Oct & Nov Vol.99 (2018) [Co-author]


  • Panelist at the panel discussion entitled "Will Japan Inc. continue to invest big in Europe?," at the event "3rd EU-Japan EPA Forum," May 10, 2021
  • "Healthcare: Issues and Latest Trends in the Healthcare Industry, and Entry into the Healthcare Industry by Non-medical Operators," at a syposium "Insights into the New Era of Industrial Innovation and related Legal Issues," hosted by Westlaw Japan K.K. and Jiji Press, Ltd., January 30, 2020
  • Speaker at the panel discussion entitled "Intellectual Property/Export Controls," at the event "DSEI Japan Conference 2019," hosted by Clarion Events, November 20, 2019
  • Moderator at the panel discussion entitled "Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity: An Update on the Latest Trends in Japan," at the event "The Legal 500 GC Summit Japan 2019," hosted by The Legal 500, September 19, 2019
  • "Issues and Challenges toward "Strategic Utilisation" of Cyberspace," at a seminar entitled "CR Future Forum – Necessary Intelligence," hosted by Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd., February 27, 2018
  • "Pitfalls to Avoid in ASEAN Business from the Lawyer's Eye – How to Get Along with ASEAN," at a seminar entitled "Current Status of Investments in ASEAN – Recent Trends of Investments in ASEAN from the Eyes of Professional of Foreign Market Entry," hosted by The Bank of Toyama, Ltd., The First Bank of Toyama, Ltd., The Fukui Bank, Ltd., The Hokuriku Bank, Ltd., The Hokkoku Bank, Ltd., and Mizuho Bank, Ltd., January 23, 2018
  • "Understanding Cyber-Attacks from a Legal Perspective," hosted by the Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center, November 24, 2016
  • "Cyberlaw and Infrastructure Design." hosted by WASForum, September 23, 2016
  • "Indian M&A: Due Diligence and Key Points for Success," hosted by Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC, December 3, 2015
  • "Trends in Practice: Techniques for Saving Time and Costs," hosted by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, July 17, 2015
  • "Damage Control when Recalls and Product Liability Problems Occur," hosted by Japan Auto Parts Industries Association, July 2, 2015
  • "Cross-Border Disputes in Cyberspace and Information Disclosure Services," hosted by BUSINESS FORUM NET. Co., Ltd., sponsored by Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC, May 20, 2015
  • "Legal Solutions to Various Threats in Cyberspace," co-hosted by Humming Heads Inc., DDS, Inc., LexisNexis Japan, and the Business Law Journal, September 26, 2014
  • "Dealing with Globalization and Legal Risks," hosted by Kroll Ontrack LLC, April 23, 2014
  • "Legal Risk Management and Strategic Countermeasures in Starting Businesses in Emerging Countries," hosted by Nihon Knowledge Co. Ltd., February 14, 2014
  • "Things to Keep in Mind when Entering Myanmar—Information about Local Practice You Cannot Learn in Japan," hosted by the Japan Planning Institute, February 12, 2014
  • "South-East Asian Business and Legal Risk: Considering Legal Risks in Emerging Countries," hosted by Kroll Ontrack LLC, November 26, 2013
  • "Overview of the Myanmar Legal System," hosted by KPMG Myammar, KPMG AZSA LLC, KPMG Tax Corporation's, and KPMG FAS Co.,Ltd., June 21, 2013
  • "Legal Countermeasures for Cross-Border E-Discovery," co-hosted by Tokyo Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and ACCJ, March 22, 2013
  • "Civil Litigation Accompanied by E-Discovery: Staying out of Trouble when Regulatory Authorities Investigate in Different Countries," hosted by Kroll Ontrack LLC, March 7, 2013
  • "Investment in Myanmar from the Perspective of the Japanese Firm," hosted by the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Kinki Chapter, November 8, 2012
  • "Overview of Digital Forensic Products and Training (Part 2)," hosted by the NPO Institute of Digital Forensics, September 13, 14, 2012
  • “Countermeasures against Illicit Acts in the Global Era; Defending Confidential Business Information in the Cyberwar Era,” hosted by the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Kinki Chapter, July 9, 2012
  • "The Merging of People and Culture in M&A," hosted by COACH A Co., Ltd. and Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC, July 5, 2012
  • "Overview of the Myanmar Legal System," hosted by KPMG AZSA LLC, co-hosted by KPMG Thailand , KMPG Tax Corporation, and KPMG FAS, June 21, 2013
  • "Contract Law: Introduction to Anglo-American Law (5 Meetings)," hosted by the Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc., June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 2, 2012
  • "Cross-Border Business Intelligence," hosted by Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc., April 17, 2012
  • "Business Law Strategies for Avoiding Failure When Entering Emerging Countries," hosted by Financial Facsimile News, organized by FN Communications, November 11, 2011
  • "Studies: Emerging Country Business Risk Management Course," hosted by the Business Research Institure, July 15, 2011
  • "Information Management for eDiscovery: Learning From Cases in the USA," hosted by NRI SecureTechnologies, Ltd., March 3, 2011
  • "Practical Response to Civil Lawsuits in the USA: Practical Knowledge, Starting from the Basics," hosted by the Business Research Institure, December 2, 2010