Morrison & Foerster has hired litigation partner Daiske Yoshida in Tokyo from Latham & Watkins.
Yoshida advises Japanese semiconductor manufacturers, automakers and life science companies on U.S. antitrust proceedings, litigation and international arbitration. In 2016, he led the antitrust team of Latham’s representation of Nissan Motor Co. in a $2.3 billion investment in Mitsubishi Motors Corp. He also specializes in anti-corruption, economic sanctions and data privacy and cybersecurity issues.
He joins Morrison & Foerster after two decades at Latham. He joined the firm’s New York office straight out of Fordham University School of Law in 1998 and made partner in 2009.
Morrison & Foerster is one of the largest international firms in Japan, with about 100 lawyers, including 33 partners, in its Tokyo office. In October last year, corporate partner Motonori Araki left the firm to join Morgan, Lewis & Bockius as its new Tokyo office managing partner.
Yoshida’s departure leaves Latham with two partners based in Tokyo: corporate partners Hiroki Kobayashi and Nozomi Oda. Finance partner Joseph Bevash, who is based out of Hong Kong, is managing partner of the Tokyo and Seoul, South Korea offices.