Orrick Library Seminar Series: Japanese Companies in US Courts: A Year in Review (Osaka)

Seminar | October.23.2017 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm (Tokyo Standard Time)

Knowledge Capital Conference Room ナレッジキャピタル・カンファレンスルーム - Room B05

日本語: 米国裁判所における日本企業:1年を振り返って

Japanese Companies in US Courts: A Year in Review

Orrick’s Tokyo Office Litigation Group is hosting a series of monthly “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 presented live by Robert Reznick, partner in the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group of Orrick’s Washington D.C. office and Managing Editor of The World in US Courts: Orrick’s Quarterly Review of Decision Applying US Law to Global Business and Cross-Border Activities, and Shinsuke Yakura, partner in the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group of the Tokyo office  in Osaka, on Monday October 23, and in Tokyo, on Tuesday, October 24.

The seminars will address the topic, Japanese Companies in US Courts:  A Year in Review, and will discuss recent judicial decisions in which Japanese companies tried to win dismissal from US litigation on grounds that US law did not apply to the global conduct alleged or that the court could not assert “personal jurisdiction” over the companies because their contacts with the US were too remote. The presentation will focus on the facts of these cases and the analysis used by the judges in reaching their decisions as well as the strategic measures Japanese companies should take before and/or after their involvement in a litigation in the US.

There will be set aside for questions and answers.

Date: October 23, 2017 (Monday)
           3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (Registration from 2:45 pm)
Place: Knowledge Capital Conference Room (map) Room B05
Speakers Robert Reznick, Partner, Orrick San Francisco Office and Shinsuke Yakura, Partner, Orrick Tokyo Office.
Language: English
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: October 18 (Wednesday)

** 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.

For questions, please contact Aya Mori .

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Life Sciences & HealthTech Sector
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Intellectual Property

Robert Reznick Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.

He currently is national coordinating counsel for a major oil company in connection with its climate change litigation. He previously served as co-lead counsel to a major international pharmaceutical manufacturer in the defense of nationwide litigation challenging industry pricing practices.

Rob’s experience includes extensive work in antitrust and False Claims Act cases, claims alleging fraud, and agency enforcement actions. His pharmaceutical industry activities include service as outside counsel to and Corporate Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Security Institute, Inc., the industry’s not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to the fight against pharmaceutical counterfeiting.

He is Managing Editor of The World in U.S. Courts, Orrick’s quarterly review of court decisions addressing personal jurisdiction over non-U.S. parties and the extraterritorial application of U.S. law to global business and cross-border activities.

Rob also served two terms on the District of Columbia Bar’s Pro Bono standing committee. Before joining Orrick, he was a partner in Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and Clifford & Warnke, in Washington, D.C.



  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Life Sciences & HealthTech Sector
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Patents
  • Trademark, Copyright & Media
  • Intellectual Property
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Japan

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.