Takahiro Nonaka is a partner of Morrison & Foerster Law Offices. He focuses his practice on government and internal investigations, including anti-corruption, antitrust, various employees’ misconduct, and data privacy issues. He also works on both cross-border dispute resolution and domestic general commercial litigation.
Taka has represented multinational companies negotiating with government officials and other associated investigative agencies as well as mass media, conducting internal investigations and training, researching relevant regulations/guidelines, and drafting internal codes and policies.
Taka has worked with multinational companies regarding U.S. antitrust law and FCPA, data privacy issues in EU and other jurisdictions, and cross-border disputes, particularly related to tort claims and product liability in Japan and the U.S., collaborating with counsel in each jurisdiction. His practice also focuses on domestic general commercial litigation, including system development contracts, real estate lease agreements, and various types of labor disputes. He also advises clients regarding employment, trade/export control compliance issues, and business criminal defense matters on a daily basis.
Taka began his career as a judge, serving in district courts in Japan for almost 10 years. He was seconded to a multinational auto company, handling labor matters and training factory workers. He also held a two-year diplomatic secondment role at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., where he served as an advisor on issues relating to export controls, competition laws, and FCPA enforcement affecting Japanese companies.
Taka has been an adjunct professor for International Dispute Resolution at the Graduate School of Law at the Hitotsubashi University since September 2018. He is a bengoshi registered with the Daini Tokyo Bar Association. He is a native speaker of Japanese and is fluent in English.Show More
Represented major U.S. pharmaceutical companies, major U.S. manufacturing companies, major U.S. technology companies, a major U.S. entertainment company, a major European recruiting company, and major Japanese manufacturing companies; he has led internal investigations into various misconduct, including serious crimes by employees, and communicated with government administrative officials on various regulatory issues.
Represented several leading Japanese auto parts companies and their individuals in connection with alleged international antitrust cartel activities.
Represented major Japanese pharmaceutical companies and a major Japanese automobile company in connection with product liability litigations in the U.S.
Represented Japanese subsidiaries of major U.S. manufacturing companies, major U.S. life sciences companies, major U.S. technology companies, a major U.S. entertainment company, a major Chinese manufacturing company, and Japanese companies/entities in a considerable number of labor disputes.
Represented a U.S. manufacturing company in damage claims disputes including commercial arbitration with a major Japanese manufacturing company that arose from dissolution of joint venture agreement.
Represented various major Japanese manufacturing companies and entities in tort claims, including fraudulent claims related to anti-corruption and defamation by members of labor unions and successfully resolved cases with settlements advantageous to clients.
Represented major Japanese manufacturing companies in conducting trade/export control compliance assessments.
Represented major Japanese manufacturing companies and major Japanese pharmaceutical companies in establishing compliance systems regarding global data privacy schemes.
Represented major Japanese manufacturing companies, Japanese subsidiaries of major U.S. manufacturing companies, a major European pharmaceutical company, and a major European infrastructure company in establishing compliance systems regarding anti-corruption, anti-competition, anti-social forces, civil enforcement, data security, document preservation, and various kinds of labor issues.