Akiko Araki primarily advises Japanese and other foreign clients on commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), intellectual property, labor, and international/domestic dispute resolutions. Her work includes supporting clients in cross-border IP licensing and litigation matters. In addition, Akiko has experience supporting foreign corporations entering the Japanese market, advising on Japanese regulations on information technology, pharmaceutical affairs, data protection, and advertising/labeling matters, among others.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Akiko worked at major Japanese law firms, where she handled various legal matters including commercial transactions and dispute resolutions. In addition, she has experience working for a company as in-house counsel, utilizing patent portfolios in the telecommunication space and handling patent licensing and litigation matters in several jurisdictions, including the US and EU.
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2017, LL.M., Certificate in Law & Technology