Naoko Ishihara is a corporate associate in the Tokyo office of Morrison & Foerster. Ms. Ishihara represents a variety of corporations, both from Japan and overseas, in general corporate and commercial transactions, particularly in the fields of M&A, technology transactions, labor, and litigation.

One of Ms. Ishihara’s areas of expertise includes advising on technology and antitrust-related matters and representing both non-Japanese and Japanese corporations in a wide range of litigation matters, including disputes relating to commercial transactions and computer system development, as well as to intellectual property, technology transactions, and trade secrets. In addition to litigation, she handles corporate investigations and regulatory matters, including violations of antitrust law, unfair competition law, and representation regulations, as well as employment policy violations.

Ms. Ishihara received her LL.B. from the University of Kyoto Faculty of Law in 2006 and a J.D. from the same in 2008. She completed training at the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan in December of 2009 (Shin-62nd trainee) and received her LL.M for Law, Science and Technology from Stanford Law School in 2015. Ms. Ishihara is a bengoshi admitted to practice in Japan and is a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association. She is qualified to practice in California.

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