Orrick Library Seminar Series: Cybersecurity for Japanese and Global Corporations Doing Business in Japan

Seminar | September.20.2017 | 9:00am - 10:30am (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo

日本語: 日本及びグローバル企業の日本におけるビジネスのためのサイバーセキュリティ講座

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 focus on information security and will be held on Wednesday, September 20 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

William Saito, an information security expert and special advisor to Japan’s Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Economic Trade & Industry (METI), will give an overview of cybersecurity issues and possible countermeasures currently being considered by the Japanese government.  He will be joined by Aravind Swaminathan, global co-chair of Orrick’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Team and former cybercrime prosecutor, who will comment on U.S. legal aspects by video from our Seattle office. 

Date: September 20, 2017 (Thursday) 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Registration from 8:45 am)
Place: Orrick Tokyo Law Office (Map)
Speakers: William Saito, Special Advisor to Japan’s Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Economic Trade & Industry (METI) and Aravind Swaminathan, Partner, Orrick Seattle Office
Language: English
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: September 19 (Tuesday)

*Tokyo Litigation Partners Yoshihiro Takatori, David Case and Shinsuke Yakura will join and offer additional perspectives.

** 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

William Saito Special Advisor to Japan’s Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Economic Trade & Industry (METI)



  • Finance Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • 集体诉讼抗辩
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • 政府调查与执法行动
  • 审判
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE)

Aravind Swaminathan 合伙人

西雅图; Boston

A leading cybersecurity and online safety authority, Aravind is recognized by Chambers USA in Privacy and Data Security in both Litigation and Incident Response. Clients describe him as “a very talented lawyer experienced with incident responses” and “incredibly responsive and technically savvy.”

Aravind’s deep knowledge of his clients’ business objectives and technological capabilities distinguishes him as a strategic advisor and frontline crisis responder. He advises some of the world’s leading online platforms, public and private financial institutions, tech companies, higher education institutions, and critical infrastructure providers on cybersecurity, and their obligations to monitor and remove harmful or illegal content online and root out instances of child exploitation.

He is adept at guiding companies through cybersecurity incidents, having directed more than 500 data breach investigations, including enterprise-wide network intrusions to cyberattacks with national security implications. Aravind defends clients in an array of cybersecurity and privacy class actions and regulatory enforcement actions brought by the SEC, FTC, NY DFS and State AGs, and also represents individual C-level executives in criminal and civil regulatory enforcement matters.

As a former assistant United States attorney, he investigated and prosecuted a broad array of cybercrime, child exploitation cases, digital crimes, and white-collar crime cases. This first-hand knowledge of federal agencies allows him to navigate the system, partner with investigators and find creative solutions for clients.

Aravind is a member of Orrick’s Board of Directors, and he devotes much of his free time to advising independent schools on AI, online safety, and cybersecurity, and teaching and coaching.



  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Life Sciences Sector
  • 复杂诉讼与争议解决
  • Patents
  • Trademark, Copyright & Media
  • 知识产权
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Japan

Shinsuke Yakura 合伙人


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.