Tokyo Bay, with the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower visible.
Tokyo Bay, with the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower visible. (Kokkai Ng)

Squire Patton Boggs has hired a disputes partner in Tokyo.

Scott Warren will lead the firm’s Asia cybersecurity, data privacy and digital data disclosures practice from the Japanese capital. Warren most recently headed Japan operations for e-discovery software developer Epiq System Inc. He will work closely with the firm’s intellectual property, dispute resolution and regulatory and investigations practices in the region.

Warren joined Epiq in 2013 from legal technology consulting firm Kroll Ontrack, where, as regional managing director, he led a Hong Kong and Tokyo-based team focusing on computer forensics, e-discovery and e-disclosure. Prior to his six-year tenure at Kroll, he served as senior counsel in Tokyo for Microsoft Corp. between 2001 and 2005. Before that, he was general counsel for Japanese video game developer Sega Games Co. Ltd. for seven years.

In total, Warren has 13 years’ experience as an in-house counsel.

In 2014, following the merger between legacy Squire Sanders and Washington, D.C.-based Patton Boggs, the firm combined with the five-lawyer Tokyo corporate boutique Mamiya Law Offices. Squire Patton Boggs has 31 lawyers, including 12 partners in Tokyo with Warren on board.