Head of the firm's Tokyo office since 1994. Advises Japanese and multinational clients in cross-border corporate finance transactions involving Japan, including M&A and capital markets transactions. Recent transactions include representation of KKR in its acquisitions of Calsonic Kansei, Hitachi Koki and Hitachi Kokusai Electric.
Joined the firm in 1992; Partner since 1994.
Proficient in Japanese. BA, summa cum laude, Yale University (1979); JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School (1984); Tokyo University, research student (1979-80).