Attorney, Atsumi & Sakai
Rikiya Okuhara is an attorney (Bengoshi) admitted to practise law in Japan (2007) and in New York (2017), and a partner at Atsumi & Sakai in Tokyo, Japan. He obtained a BA in political science from Waseda University (1998) and an LLM from Cornell University (2014). From 2015 through 2017, he had acted as a government attorney of the Litigation Bureau in Ministry of Justice in Japan, in litigations related to national interests and securities. In private practice, he has been representing domestic and international corporations such as government funded IP company, global fashion brands, banks, IT technology companies, trading companies, film producers and distributors, in disputes related to patents, copyrights, trademarks, unfair competition, and/or cyber security matters in negotiations, litigations, and arbitrations. His practice areas are domestic and international dispute resolution (litigation/arbitration/ADR), cross-border transactions, export and import controls, intellectual property rights (patents/copyrights/trademarks), unfair competition, secret protection, IT/Internet, cybersecurity, and risk management.