As an associate in our IP Group in Tokyo, Michael focuses his practice on trademark portfolio management and drafting and advising clients on intellectual property related contracts. His unique background of being native in both English and Japanese has allowed him to assist clients in both English and Japanese contracts. As a member of our Automotive Industry Group sector, he brings extensive experience in contract drafting for clients in this industry. Michael was educated up to his senior year in high school through the Japanese public school system where he became fluent in Japanese. Michael received his BA from Weber State University and his J.D. from Oklahoma City University.