1993, Graduate School of Business Administration, Georgetown University
1990, Graduate School of Law, University of Washington
1986, Admitted to the Japanese Bar
1982, Keio University
Katsuya Natori is founder of Natori Law Office. Before founding the law office in 2012, Professor Natori served as Vice President, Global Process Services for IBM Japan after he had served as its General Counsel. Before joining IBM, Professor Natori applied his international and legal expertise as General Counsel for Uniqlo (2001-2003), Sun Microsystems Japan (1997-2001), and Apple Japan (1995-1997), and Counsel for Exxon Japan (1993-1995). He majored in Economics at Keio University, Tokyo (B.A. granted in 1982) and soon thereafter passed the Japanese bar examination. Professor Natori was admitted to the Japanese Bar Association in 1986, after which he worked as an associate attorney at Nishimura Asahi Law Offices (former Masuda & Ejiri) for three years. Driven by the desire to internationalize his education, Professor Natori acquired an LL.M. degree from the University of Washington School of Law 1989 as well as an M.B.A. degree from Georgetown University Business School in 1993. Professor Natori also has experience working as a visiting attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle and Wilmer, Cutler, & Pickering in Washington D.C.