Emiko Kurotsu

Of Counsel | Palo Alto

ekurotsu@mofo.com | (650) 813-5685

(650) 813-5685

Emiko Kurotsu is of counsel in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster’s Palo Alto office.

Emiko has over a decade of experience in the private funds and investment management industry. She advises U.S. and global private fund sponsors on the establishment and operation of private investment funds across multiple asset classes ranging in size from under $50 million to over $5 billion. In addition, Emiko has significant experience working with newly formed sponsors on all aspects of establishing their operations and raising capital, as well as on their internal economic and governance matters and ongoing regulatory, compliance and operational needs. She also represents institutional investors in connection with their investments in private funds, commingled vehicles and separately managed accounts. Emiko also advises private equity and venture capital investors on venture financings, capital market transactions, acquisition and sale transactions, and general corporate and securities law matters. 

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Emiko was a legal and regulatory attorney at BlackRock, Inc. and prior to that, an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. She began her career in investment management at Morningstar, Inc. in Chicago and London. 

Emiko earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. She earned her A.B., with Honors, from the University of Chicago.

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