Kyoko Morita

Japanese Business Legal Coordinator

Kyoko Morita serves as Japanese Business Legal Coordinator. She is an attorney admitted to practice in Japan (Not admitted in the U.S.) and worked as a Japanese lawyer for almost eight years with both in-house and private practices. Kyoko has experience in corporate, commercial, litigation, and labor tribunal matters. She is fluent in Japanese and English, so she is able to communicate with Japanese clients.



New York University Law School

LL.M, 2022

Chiba University School of Law

J.D., 2010

Hitotsubashi University

B.A. (law), 2004

Spoken Languages

  • Japanese
  • English

Prominent Assignments

Tozai Sogo Law Office (Tokyo, Japan), Associate, 2018 - 2021
• Advised clients in launching sales promotion plans from a view point of Antitrust Law and Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading representation
• Reviewed various English and Japanese contracts, including master service agreements, worker dispatch agreements, purchase agreements
• Led labor tribunal proceedings and litigations
• Supported client’s M&A transactions by preparing documents and consulting with financial advisers

LIXIL Corporation (Tokyo, Japan), In-house Counsel, 2016 - 2018
• Reviewed a wide variety of English and Japanese contracts, such as purchase agreements, NDAs and OEM agreements
• Provided legal advice to employees regarding negotiations with counter parties
• Managed domestic litigations and international arbitrations by communicating with outside counsels and reviewing relevant documents

Kasahara Law Office (Tokyo, Japan), Associate, 2013 - 2016

• Led litigations involving divorce, inheritance, medical malpractice and property matters
• Reviewed contracts, such as outsourcing contracts and lease contracts
• Provided advice for hosting shareholder’s meetings

Professional Involvement

International Lawyers Assisting Workers Network (Washington D.C.), Volunteer Researcher, January 2022
• Searched laws and regulations in Japan and South Korea and organized a research paper regarding working hours, intervals between shifts, and days off.
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