Seth M. Graham

Seth M. Graham

Associate

Tokyo, 81 3 3214 6522

Education

Dartmouth College (B.A., 1999)
New School for Social Research (M.A., 2004)
Stanford Law School (J.D., 2007)

Bar Admissions

New York
California

Seth Graham is a senior associate in the Technology Transactions Group of Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo office. His practice is concentrated on transactions and counseling involving intellectual property and technology, with an emphasis on licensing agreements, technology transfers, joint development and services arrangements, and related distribution and commercialization activities.

Mr. Graham has particular experience in counseling clients, both emerging and established companies, in the software, information technology, semiconductor and telecommunications industries.  He is also actively involved in advising on patent licensing arrangements and intellectual property issues relevant to project finance and project development activities. Representative Japan-based clients Mr. Graham has advised include Softbank, Hitachi, Toshiba, Mitsui, and Yahoo Japan. He was also previously resident in the firm’s San Francisco office. 

Mr. Graham also advises clients in the context of adversarial litigation negotiations and settlements and in connection with mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and other corporate transactions.  Mr. Graham has extensive experience in cross-border transactions, having worked on major transactions in the United States, Asia, and Europe.  He has also provided pro bono legal services to several not-for-profit entities and visual artists in connection with establishing and enforcing their intellectual property rights.

Mr. Graham received his B.A. degree in Philosophy and Economics, Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors, from Dartmouth College in 1999, and later received an M.A. in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in 2004.  He earned his J.D. degree from Stanford Law School in 2007, where he served as Managing Editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review and as a teaching assistant to Prof. John H. Merryman (Art Law). 

Mr. Graham is admitted to practice in New York and California.

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