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Masaki Okada


Masaki Okada is a partner of the firm. Mr. Okada’s practice focuses on general corporate, litigation and arbitration, real estate, labor matters, and intellectual property.

Mr. Okada represented and advised a major Japanese food company in the crisis management and a number of lawsuits arising from widely covered poisoning accidents. He also successfully defended an employee of that company in a negligent death criminal action arising from the accidents. He has also represented former top executives of a major Japanese automobile manufacturer in derivative actions arising from alleged concealment of defective products. Mr. Okada has also represented construction companies in a number of lawsuits relating to alleged defects in construction and disputes among joint venture partners.

He regularly advises corporate clients in such areas as food manufacturing, construction and civil engineering, telecommunication, and medical colleges. Mr. Okada serves as a board or committee member of several companies and medical institutions.

Mr. Okada has served as an executive board member or a secretarial office member of the bar associations, including vice president of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association and deputy secretary general of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. He also teaches at Hosei University Law School. Mr. Okada has published a number of articles in ADR and professional responsibility.

Mr. Okada was admitted to the Bar of Japan in 1988. He joined Ishii Law Office in 1988 and became a partner in 1998. He received an LL.M. degree from the University of Illinois Law School in 1994 and an LL.B. degree from The University of Tokyo in 1986. He worked at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro (currently Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) in Los Angeles from 1994 to 1995. Mr. Okada is a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association and the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. He speaks Japanese and English.


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