Litigation and investigation can be a minefield of unexpected challenges. My job is to help guide clients safely through–or, better yet, avoid–such risks altogether.

Daiske has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in cross-border litigation, arbitration, and investigations. He has led large-scale international investigations involving antitrust, FCPA and other anti-corruption laws, securities law, and corporate governance issues and also advises on matters involving economic sanctions and data privacy/security. His clients span a wide range of industries, including semiconductors, automotive, life sciences, and sports and entertainment.

Daiske started his legal career as a litigator in New York, representing clients in intellectual property and general commercial disputes in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitrations under AAA, ICC, and UNCITRAL rules. He moved to Tokyo, in 2006, where he leveraged his fluency in Japanese to build a practice centered on government investigations and white-collar criminal defense. Daiske has represented companies and individuals in administrative and criminal investigations not only in the United States and Japan but also Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, South Korea, the UK, and the EU. He writes and speaks frequently on topics relating to antitrust, anti-corruption, and corporate compliance.

Daiske is recommended in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Japan: Antitrust and Competition and has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Japan for Antitrust / Competition Law since the 2021 edition.

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Experience

  • Represented multiple Japanese auto parts companies in cartel investigations and follow-on damages actions in the US, EU, Japan, UK, Australia, and Canada, including leniency filings in multiple jurisdictions.

  • Represented companies in cartel investigations and follow-on damages actions in the US, EU, UK, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, including DRAMs, air cargo, power cables, optical disk drives, capacitors and inductors.

  • Represented companies in internal investigations, criminal investigations and multinational bank investigations involving allegations of bribery, corruption, embezzlement, accounting fraud, insider trading, money laundering, export control violations, and workplace harassment.

  • Represented companies in commercial arbitration matters under UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA and AAA rules, in industries including oil and gas, fashion, life sciences, and semiconductors.

  • Represented an IT company in a DOJ FCPA investigation and advised the client on anti-bribery compliance.

  • Conducted corruption risk assessment for a Japanese conglomerate’s international operations and advised the client on anti-bribery compliance.

  • Conducted internal investigations, risk assessments and employee training for multinational companies relating to antitrust, corruption and labor issues in various industries, including automotive, oil & gas, chemicals, electronics, pharmaceuticals, broadcasting, and IT.*

  • Conducted an internal investigation and represented an automotive manufacturer in a cross-border criminal investigation relating to executive misconduct.

  • Represented a global online travel agency in a JFTC investigation relating to contracts with lodging operators.

  • Represented semiconductor manufacturers in U.S. antitrust class action litigation relating to capacitors and resistors.*

  • Successfully obtained declinations or leniency on behalf of multiple Japanese auto parts manufacturers in the global Auto Parts antitrust cartel investigation in U.S., UK, EU, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan and other jurisdictions.*

  • Represented individuals in DOJ cartel and FCPA investigations.*

  • Represented a Big 4 audit firm in multiple cross-border auditor liability matters involving Japanese public companies.*

  • Represented a Japanese manufacturer in antitrust cartel investigations by competition authorities in U.S., EU, Japan and Australia in the power cables industry, including leniency filings in multiple jurisdictions.*

  • Represented a multinational electronics company in DOJ’s DRAM antitrust cartel investigation, which concluded with DOJ dropping the case.*

  • Represented Japanese companies in various intellectual property-related contract negotiations, including license agreements, distribution agreements and joint venture/collaboration agreements, in various industries including life sciences, oil & gas, fashion, and entertainment.*

  • Represented a major Japanese newspaper in a defamation case in US federal court, which was settled favorably for the client.*

  • Represented companies in patent and trademark litigation before U.S. federal courts in various industries, including videogames, electronics, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.*

  • Represented companies in commercial disputes before U.S. federal and state courts as well as AAA, ICC and UNCITRAL arbitration in various industries, including oil & gas, insurance, and fashion.*

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