1975, George Washington Univeristy
1971, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
Approximately 40 years of corporate and commercial legal practice, 25 of which was as a resident in Tokyo, representing Japanese electronics, chemicals, pharmaceutical and retail fashion and foodstuff corporations in connection with their international business transactions involving the US, Europe, SE Asia and China. Practice focused on M&A, IP licensing and a variety of commercial contracting. Worked as a foreign associate at a Japanese law firm in the late 1970s and then at a Japanese practice NY firm in the 1980s before qualifying as a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi in 1990. In 1990 opened the Tokyo office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius as Office Managing Partner. Became Tokyo Office Managing Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop in 2001.