Orrick Library Seminar - Latest Developments in US Privacy Law: California Consumer Privacy Act

What You Need to Know If Doing Business in the US

Seminar | February.14.2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo

日本語: Orrick Library Seminar : 米国プライバシー法の最新動向:カリフォルニア州消費者プライバシー法(CCPA)

Orrick’s Global Japan Practice is hosting a series of “Orrick Library” seminars to explore legal issues in various fields in Japan as well as the United States, Asia and Europe. The next seminar will be held on Thursday, February 14 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

The new dreaded acronym – the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – featuring GDPR-style rules will take effect on January 1, 2020. With more and more states contemplating similar rules, Heather Egan Sussman, Global Co-chair of Orrick’s Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice, and the leader of the newly launched Orrick Boston Office, will address the following questions during this session:

  • What does it mean for global companies conducting business in California and the US more broadly?
  • How do companies offering services to California residents or having California operations prepare to mitigate risks caused by CCPA?
  • How will these changes impact competitiveness and achieving cost efficiencies in the California market?
  • How to respond to global privacy issues as a Japanese company?

Tokyo Litigation partner and Head of Global Japan Practice, Yoshihiro Takatori (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association), and partner Shinsuke Yakura (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association), along with managing associate Kei Kato (Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Association), will offer additional perspective and comments for Japanese companies doing business in the US.

There will be time set asides for questions and answers.

Date: Thursday February 14, 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Registration from 8:45 am)
Place: Orrick Tokyo Law Office (Map)
Speakers: Heather Egan Sussman, Partner, Boston Office
Language: English
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: February 12 (Tuesday)

* Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an accredited MCLE provider in the States of New York and California.  This continuing legal education course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.

CLE Credits Available: Y



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Shinsuke Yakura Partner


His practice focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, product liability, medical and pharmaceutical, and other commercial disputes for both domestic and foreign companies. He actively engages in cross-border litigation and arbitration, and draws on his extensive knowledge and experience from various countries.

In regards to intellectual property, Shinsuke has represented numerous companies in patent infringement litigation involving a wide range of technologies related to electric devices and industrial machinery. He has also handled other IP-related issues such as trademark, copyright and right to publicity. He is a qualified patent attorney (Benrishi) in Japan.

Recently, he has been involved in business and legal issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and big data; he also acts as the Asia representative of Orrick’s Global AI Working Group.

Consistently providing strategic advice from a global perspective, he is also actively involved in bribery regulations including FCPA and UKBA, antitrust and competition law, cartel, fraud and compliance investigations.

He also advises in mergers and acquisitions, licensing and other transactional matters.