1 MATTHEW J. WILSON UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SCHOOL OF LAW PHONE (330) UNIVERSITY AVENUE, AKRON, OHIO SENIOR ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SCHOOL OF LAW Dean and Professor of Law [July present] Akron, Ohio Primary responsibility for providing executive level leadership, strategic planning, external relations, finances, fundraising, overseeing the general affairs of the law school as well as representing the University to external constituents and prospective students. UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING COLLEGE OF LAW Associate Dean of Academic Affairs [July 2013 July 2014] Associate Dean of Student Affairs [August July 2013] Laramie, Wyoming In my current capacity, I am responsible for providing executive level leadership, overseeing administrative matters, handling external relations, and the following: Strategic planning, problem-solving, quality control, and executive administration. Oversight of faculty affairs, scheduling, hiring, programming, and accreditation. Oversight of student affairs and advising. Community outreach, external appearances, and speeches. Enrollment management efforts including recruiting, admissions, and marketing. Development and management of strategic partnerships with foreign universities. Tokyo, Japan Senior Associate Dean [April 2008-Aug. 2009] / Associate Dean [July 2004-Mar. 2008] TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, JAPAN CAMPUS (TUJ) Executive leadership. Served as Senior Associate Dean/Chief Academic Officer overseeing all degree and non-degree programs at this 3,000 student international campus of Temple University including the undergraduate, graduate (MBA and English), professional (Law), continuing education, and corporate education programs. My duties included: Serving as the campus leader in the absence of the Dean. Providing academic and executive level leadership, support, advocacy, and creative resourcefulness in a vibrant international multi-campus system. Managing and supporting deans, directors, managers, and staff in strategic planning, problem-solving, quality control, budgeting, staffing, and other functions. Supporting faculty development, faculty scholarship, and excellence in teaching. Oversight of enrollment management, academic advising, registrar, special academic programs, career development, student services, and library. Strategic planning, program assessment, program development, and accreditation. Fiscal decision making, resource allocation, and budget control.
2 General Counsel [July 2004-August 2009] As chief legal counsel of this Japanese company, my responsibilities included: Advising on legal, regulatory, and intellectual property issues. Governmental relations and political advocacy with Japanese government. Negotiating and drafting of all university contracts in Japanese and English. Risk assessment, dispute resolution, and crisis management. Compliance, corporate governance, and personal data protection issues. Formulation and implementation of policies, programs, and procedures. General assistance with accounting and auditing concerns. Director of Law Program in Japan [July 2003-February 2006] In this role, my leadership helped generate record enrollments and revenues. My duties included the following: Manage the law program, faculty, law staff, and law students for J.D. spring semester abroad, LL.M., and Certificate programs. Recruit, market, and public relations activities. Curriculum development, accreditation, annual reporting. Career and academic counseling for students. Faculty hiring, development, and quality control. FACULTY EXPERIENCE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING COLLEGE OF LAW Professor of Law [August 2009-July 2014] Laramie, Wyoming Courses: Received exceptional evaluations while teaching: Intellectual Property Law, Electronic Commerce Law, International Business Transactions (simultaneously streamed to Kyung Hee Univ. Law School in Seoul), Torts I, Torts II, and Civil Pretrial Practice Guest lecturer in undergraduate courses including: International Business, Senior Engineering Design, and Culture of Japan. Leadership and Community: Appointed as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in July 2013 Appointed as Associate Dean for Student Affairs in August 2012 Developed cooperative relationship with Kyung Hee University Law School (S. Korea) Chair of Honor Code Committee, Admissions Committee, and Scholarship Committee Advisor to International Law Society and Intellectual Property Association Faculty Coach of ABA Client Counseling Competition o 2012: Northwest regional champion; 2 nd place at national championships o 2013: Northwest regional champion; 7 th place at national championships
3 KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL International Scholar [March 2011-February 2014] Seoul, South Korea Appointment and Activities: Three consecutive one-year appointments at this elite university in Seoul. Each year, I have spent several months in Seoul teaching International Negotiations, guest lecturing in a host of comparative law courses (both undergraduate and graduate courses), offering symposiums on a variety of international topics, assisting the Kyung Hee Law Review, and working with a moot court team. Each fall semester (2010-current), I remotely offer International Business Transactions. This course includes mock negotiations exercises with Wyoming law students. TEMPLE UNIVERSITY BEASLEY SCHOOL OF LAW [PROGRAM IN JAPAN] Associate Professor of Law [April 2003-August 2009] Tokyo, Japan Courses: Received superior evaluations while teaching the following law courses to juris doctor and LL.M. students at Temple s Japan Campus: Electronic Commerce Law [2005, 2006, 2007] International Dispute Resolution [2004, 2005, 2008] International Business Law  Japanese Law [2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009] International Law  Civil Procedure  Legal Research and Writing for LL.M. students  Supervised over 35 J.D. and LL.M. thesis papers since Leadership: Head faculty member and Tokyo director of Temple s year-round LL.M. programs and J.D. spring semester abroad program. Implemented new marketing strategies, diversified curriculum offerings, and modified program structure, which resulted in a nearly four-fold increase in enrollment and revenues between 2003 and Community and Events: Selected by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations [Nichibenren] to: o Serve on its Jury Trial Advocacy Project Team from This committee (comprised of top Japanese criminal attorneys and Japanese academics) planned and prepared trial attorneys for the implementation of jury trials in Japan. o Lobby against proposed legislation to implement a loser pay s attorney fee system as part of Japan s monumental legal reforms. Organized major events that contributed to the Japanese judicial system, Japanese legal education system, and international legal community such as: o Conference on The Challenges of American Litigation A Primer for Japanese Legal Staff (co-sponsored by the American Bar Association). [Dec. 2007] o Trial advocacy training seminars for hundreds of Japanese defense attorneys in preparation for Japan s new jury system. [July 2006; November 2005] o Symposium on U.S. legal education methods for professors at new Japanese professional law schools. 
4 o Special lectures by Justice Stephen Breyer (U.S. Supreme Court); Justice Kunio Hamada (Japanese Supreme Court), Justice Itsuo Sonobe (U.S. Supreme Court), and Judge Kent Jordan (U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals). APPOINTMENTS & ASSOCIATIONS Chair of East Asian Law & Society Section (approval pending) of American Association of Law Schools ( ) Member of the East Asian Law & Society Association [CRN33] Member of the Australian Network for Japanese Law Member of Florida State Bar Association and Ohio State Bar Association Member of American Bar Association Evaluator for ALB Japan Law Awards (2011, 2012, 2013) Japan-U.S. Fulbright Program o Interviewer. Served as interviewer of finalists for law scholarship candidates in Tokyo, Japan. [November 2008] o External Evaluator. Served as external evaluator of joint program between the Fulbright Scholar Program and Ministry of Education of Japan. [Fall 2006] EDUCATION Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Juris Doctor [JD] degree  Dean s list honors Temple International and Comparative Law Journal Focus on Japanese law, international law, litigation, corporate law, and intellectual property/licensing. One-year leave of absence to participate in 3-month complex international jury trial in Saipan (U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). 1997: Temple University School of Law, Semester in Japan Program. Participated in full semester program focusing on courses in Japanese law, Japanese tax, and international business law taught by expert law professors and attorneys in Tokyo. TEMPLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW Salt Lake City, Utah Obtained two  degrees within 27 months aggregate time between 1988 and Degrees: Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Political Science  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Asian Studies  Minor in Japanese UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
5 BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS FLORIDA BAR, January 2000 [Active] - Admitted to U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (2000) NEW JERSEY BAR, October 2001 [Inactive] - Admitted U.S. District Court, New Jersey (2001) LANGUAGES Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing Japanese OTHER LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE Association of American Law Schools (AALS) - Founder and Inaugural Chair of Section on East Asian Law [ ]. SCHOLARSHIP Actively engaged in scholarship in both English and Japanese. BOOKS & BOOK CHAPTERS Japan and Civil Jury Trials: The Convergence of Forces, forthcoming book via Edward Elgar Publishing . Clinical Legal Education in Japan, forthcoming chapter in WORLD DEVELOPMENTS IN CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION (Palgrave MacMillan) . Seeking to Change Society Through Legal Reform in Japan, chapter in CONTEMPORARY JAPAN (Routledge) . TRIAL ADVOCACY TECHNIQUES (2 nd Edition), Chapter 2: Art of Trial Advocacy [Nihon Hyoronsha 2009]. Published in Japanese as 法 廷 弁 護 技 術 第 2 章 法 廷 弁 護 技 術 の 基 本 [ 日 本 評 論 社 2009]. TRIAL ADVOCACY TECHNIQUES, Chapter 2: Art of Trial Advocacy (Nihon Hyoronsha 2007). Published in Japanese as 法 廷 弁 護 技 術 第 2 章 法 廷 弁 護 技 術 の 基 本 [ 日 本 評 論 社 2007]. GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD [Japan chapter], Macmillan Press (2005).
6 ARTICLES Importance, Functions, and Role of the American Civil Jury Trial System and Related U.S. Supreme Court Cases, Japanese Journal of American Law . Published in Japanese as アメリカ 民 事 陪 審 制 度 の 重 要 性 機 能 役 割 と 合 衆 国 最 高 裁 の 判 決 動 向 Prime Time for Japan to Take Another Step Forward in Lay Participation: Exploring Expansion to Civil Trials, Akron Law Review, Vol. 46 No. 3 . Improving the Process: Transnational Litigation and the Application of Private Foreign Law in U.S. Courts, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics . E-Elections: Law in Asia & Online Political Activities, 12 WYO. L. REV. 238 . Demystifying the Determination of Foreign Law in U.S. Courts: Opening the Door to a Greater Global Understanding, 46 WAKE FOREST L. REV. 887 . E-Elections: Time for Japan to Embrace Online Campaigning, 2011 STANFORD TECHNOLOGY LAW REVIEW 4 . Reducing Legal Risks: Online Commerce, Information Security, and the World, WYOMING LAWYER [October 2010]. U.S. Law School Education Methods and Ideals: Application to the Japanese and Korean Systems, re-publication in 18 CARDOZO JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW 295 . Japan s New Criminal Jury Trial System: In Need of More Transparency, More Access, and More Time, 33 FORDHAM UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL 487 [January 2010]. U.S. Law School Education Methods and Ideals: Application to the Japanese and Korean Systems, KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY LAW JOURNAL [December 2009]. Foreword: Keys for Japanese Corporate Legal Departments to Respond to Globalization, BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL (Lexis-Nexis August 2008). The Dawn of Criminal Jury Trials in Japan: Success on the Horizon? 24 WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL 835 (Winter 2007). Effective Advocacy: The Dawn of Criminal Jury Trials in Japan, LIBERTY & JUSTICE (Jiyu to Seigi)Japan Fed. of Bar Associations Journal (May 2006). Published in Japanese as 効 果 的 な 法 廷 弁 護 - 日 本 における 市 民 参 加 型 裁 判 の 黎 明 自 由 と 正 義 [ 日 本 弁 護 士 連 合 会 平 成 18 年 5 月 号 ]. Failed Attempt to Undermine the Third Wave: Attorney Fee Shifting Movement in Japan, 19 EMORY INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW 1457 (Fall 2005). Report Concerning Attorney Fee Shifting to Non-Prevailing Litigants Essence of Fee Shifting and Invalidating Unreasonable Attorney Fee Agreements under U.S. Law Dangers of Allowing Fee Shifting Agreements, LIBERTY & JUSTICE(Jiyu to Seigi)Japan Fed. of Bar Associations Journal (October 2004). Published in Japanese as 弁 護 士 報 酬 の 敗 訴 者 負 担 に 関 する 検 証 その 本 質 とアメリカの 不 合 理 な 合 意 を 向 こうにす
7 る 法 律 についてー 合 意 による 弁 護 士 報 酬 の 敗 訴 者 負 担 の 導 入 には 弊 害 がある 自 由 と 正 義 [ 日 本 弁 護 士 連 合 会 16 年 10 月 号 ]. Civil Litigation: Dangers of Shifting Attorneys Fees to Non-Prevailing Parties, Asahi Shinbun ( ). Published in Japanese as 民 事 裁 判 敗 訴 者 負 担 導 入 には 弊 害 朝 日 新 聞 2004 年 10 月 2 日 版. Investigative Report on Attorney Fees Shifting in the U.S. co-authored with Satomi Ushijima, Esq. of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. This report was presented to Japanese Diet members in conjunction with proposed legislation on attorney fee shifting. Published in Japanese as アメリカ 合 衆 国 の 弁 護 士 報 酬 の 負 担 に 関 する 調 査 報 告 書 日 本 弁 護 士 連 合 会 弁 護 士 報 酬 者 負 担 問 題 対 策 本 部 2004 年 10 月. E-Toransu, Skills-Based Legal Education: The Next Tsunami in Japan (June 2004). LECTURES AND SPEAKING APPEARANCES BI-ANNUAL LECTURE TOUR (INTERNATIONAL LEGAL EDUCATION AND CAREERS) Presenter, Lectured on private international law and various academic/vocational opportunities in the international field over 300 times at nearly 130 U.S. law schools [2003-ongoing]. LEGAL LECTURES/ACADEMIC CONFERENCES 2014 Presenter, Law & Society Conference in Minneapolis. Presented paper on Japan s Lay Judge System: Expectations, Accomplishments, Shortfalls, and Possible Expansion. [May 2014] Organizer/Presenter, American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference. Presentation on Legal Education Challenges in Japan and organizer of meeting to create East Asian Law and Society Section within the AALS [January 2014] Presenter, 50 th Symposium of Japan-US Law Association ( 日 米 法 学 会 ) in Kanazawa, Japan. Presentation on Lessons for Japan Based on the U.S. Civil Jury Trial System in the 21 st Century Including its Significance, Function, and Related Supreme Court Decisions. [September 2013] Presenter and Chair, Law & Society Conference in Boston. Chaired panel on Japan and Civil Jury Trials, and presented paper on Benefits of Adopting Civil Jury Trials in Japan & Lessons from the United States. [May 2013] Discussant, Law & Society Conference in Boston. Participated on panel of international scholars from Japan, Asia and the U.S. speaking on The Complex Matrix of Law, Extra-Legal Framework, Medical Malpractice, and Social Behavior in East Asia (sponsored by CRN33 East Asian Law and Society) [May 2013]
8 2012 Presenter, New York University School of Law, 18 th Annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium. Presenter on U.S. Application of Foreign Law: Competency and Diplomacy. [October 2012] Presenter, Consumer Issues Conference 2012: Consumer Financial Protection at the University of Wyoming. Gave presentation entitled Emerging Payment and Money Management Options: Convenient but Dangerous? [October 2012] Presenter, Wyoming State Bar 2012 Annual Meeting. Provided 3-hour CLE presentation on Untapped Opportunities: Developing an Intellectual Property Practice. [September 2012] Presenter and Chair, Law & Society Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. Presented paper on Lay Judge Participation in Japan: Three Year Report and Time to Expand to Civil Trials. [June 2012] Chair, Law & Society Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. Led panel of distinguished international scholars from Japan, South Korea, and U.S. speaking on Legal Profession in Asia. [June 2012] Presenter, Kyung Hee University Law School. Gave colloquium entitled Legal Risks & International Dispute Resolution: South Korean Companies in the United States. [May 2012] Presenter, Kyung Hee University Law School. Gave colloquium entitled International Business Law in Asia: Opportunities and Challenges. [May 2012] Presenter and Conference Organizer, Consumer Issues Conference 2011: Pills, Potions, and Profits at the University of Wyoming. Gave presentation entitled Counterfeit Drugs: the Clash Involving Intellectual Property Rights, Health, and Affordable Access to Pharmaceuticals. [October 2011] Presenter, East Asian Law & Society Conference at Yonsei University in South Korea. Gave presentation on E-Elections: Law in Asia and Online Campaigning [October 2011] Chair and Discussant, East Asian Law & Society Conference at Yonsei University in South Korea. Led panel of distinguished international scholars speaking on Legal Education in Asia: Assessments and Proposals [September 2011] Presenter, Laramie County Bar Association, Electronic Commerce: Threshold Legal Questions [February 2011] Presenter, Conference entitled Legal System Reform in Japan: A Brave New World? at the University of Victoria (Canada). Presentation included Japan s New Criminal Jury System: Is it on the Right Track? [November 2010] Presenter, American Translators Association Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado. Presentations were: The Interaction of E-Commerce and IP Laws in the U.S. and Japan and The Introduction of Jury Trials in Japan: How Will This Change the Japanese Legal System and Japanese Society as a Whole. [October 2010]
9 Presenter and Conference Organizer, Consumer Issues Conference 2010: Unlocking the Digital Marketplace Legal and Ethical Issues at the University of Wyoming. Presentations included International Issues in Electronic Commerce and Operating an Online Business. [September 2010] Presenter, International Joint Seminar entitled Major Legal Issues on E-Commerce in the United States and Korea at Kyung Hee University Law School in Seoul, Korea. Spoke on the Legal and Ethical Issues Facing Corporations Operating in a Digital World. [May 2010] Presenter, East Asian Law & Society Conference at the University of Hong Kong. Presented paper on Japan s New Criminal Jury Trial System: In Need of More Transparency, More Access, and More Time. [February 2010] Chair and Discussant, East Asian Law & Society Conference at the University of Hong Kong. Led panel of distinguished international scholars speaking on The Introduction of the Lay Judge System: Early Evidence. [February 2010] Presenter, International Conference on the 60 th Anniversary of Kyung Hee University regarding Current Issues and Future Tasks for Educating Lawyers in the Age of Globalization. Presented paper on U.S. Law School Education Methods and Ideals: Application to the Japanese and Korean Systems. [October 2009] Presenter, Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Forum, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. Presented paper on Japan s new criminal trial system. [September 2009] Presenter, Wyoming State Bar Association 2009 Annual Meeting. Sole presenter for three hour Continuing Legal Education seminar on E-Commerce: Understanding Quickly Expanding Horizons. [September 2009] Presenter, Minato Int l Association [Tokyo, Japan]. Lectured on the Thoughts and Insights about Recent Changes in Japan to its Judicial System. [July 2009] Presenter, The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate for United States Forces in Japan Law Day Symposium for the Japanese Ministry of Justice and local legal community [Tokyo, Japan]. Presenter on judicial reform and challenges to the Japanese criminal justice system. [May 2009] Presenter, Japan Law Society CLE Event [Tokyo/Osaka, Japan]. Lectured on Ethics in Negotiations. [May 2009] Presenter, Minato Ward University Lecture Series [Tokyo, Japan]. Lectured on Japan s New Lay Judge System: How Will This Extraordinary Change Affect Japan and Japanese Society. [May 2009] Presenter, Roppongi Bar Association [Tokyo, Japan]. Panelist speaker on the Developments, Progress, and Setbacks in Japanese Laws and Practice Continuing Legal Education Seminar. [November 2008] Presenter, The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate for United States Forces in Japan
10 Law Day Symposium for the Japanese Ministry of Justice and local legal community [Tokyo, Japan]. Presenter on U.S. trial advocacy techniques. [July 2008] Organizer and Presenter, American Bar Association [Tokyo, Japan]. Lectured on The Challenges of American Litigation A Primer for Japanese Legal Staff Managing Litigation in the United States: Ethics and Confidential Communications. Conference in Japan including 17 expert lawyers and legal professionals from Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, and the United States. [Dec. 2007] Presenter, Tokyo Bar Association New Lawyer Employment Committee [Tokyo, Japan]. Lectured on the topic of judicial reform and how to integrate increasing number of attorneys in Japan into the legal system and market. [October 2006] Organizer and Presenter, Japan Federation of Bar Associations [Tokyo, Japan]. Conducted a Jury Trial Advocacy Training Seminar for over 1000 criminal defense attorneys in preparation for Japan s new implementation of jury trials. [July 2006] Organizer and Presenter, Japan Federation of Bar Associations [Tokyo, Japan]. Conducted a Jury Trial Advocacy Training Seminar for approximately 300 criminal defense attorneys in preparation for Japan s implementation of jury trials in serious criminal cases. [Nov. 2005] Participant and Workshop Co-Director, Doshisha University [Kyoto, Japan]. Participated in the Australasian and Global Perspectives for Japanese Law Reform Processes: Legal Education, Commercial Regulation, and Beyond Conference held by Australian Network for Japanese Law [ANJeL]. [Nov. 2004] Presenter [via video], Japan Federation of Bar Associations. Lecture for Symposium in Tokyo on Judicial Reform in Japan. [October 2004] Presenter, Japan Federation of Bar Associations [Tokyo, Japan]. Lectured at symposium attended by seven Japanese Diet Members and nearly 300 persons against the introduction of a loser pays litigation system into Japan. [May 2004] Presenter, Babel University Professional School of Translation. Lectured on the value of international legal education and real world application of continuing education to attorneys, paralegals, and translators. [May 2004] Presenter, Skadden Arps Law Firm [Tokyo, Japan]. Delivered CLE seminar on When is a Lie, Not a Lie: Ethics of Negotiation. [Feb. 2004] Presenter, Temple University Japan Campus. Presented a lecture to industry leaders about the Keys to Receiving Cost Efficient Legal Services. [Jan. 2004] Presenter, Foreign Women Lawyers Association [Tokyo, Japan]. Guest lecturer on Dispute Resolution and Arbitration in Japan. [Nov. 2003] Presenter, Tokyo Rotary Club. Pitfalls of U.S. Litigation. [Oct. 2003] Presenter, Society of Thoracic Surgeons [Ft. Lauderdale, Florida]. Emerging IP Property Issues in Medicine. 
11 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION LECTURES Organizer/Presenter, American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference. Presentation on Legal Education Challenges in Japan and organizer of meeting to create East Asian Law and Society Section within the AALS [January 2014]. Presenter, NAFSA 2012 Annual Conference in Houston Texas. Presentation entitled Are Law Schools Producing Effective Global Practitioners. [May 2012] Chair and Discussant, East Asian Law & Society Conference at Yonsei University in South Korea. Led panel of distinguished international scholars speaking on Legal Education in Asia: Assessments and Proposals [September 2011] Presenter, International Conference on the 60 th Anniversary of Kyung Hee University regarding Current Issues and Future Tasks for Educating Lawyers in the Age of Globalization. Presented paper on U.S. Law School Education Methods and Ideals: Application to the Japanese and Korean Systems. [October 2009] Presenter, Tokyo Legal Minds [Tokyo, Japan]. Presentation about U.S. legal education and strategies of passing U.S. bar examinations. [July 2008, August 2009] Presenter, Ichikawa Gakuen High School [Chiba, Japan]. Presentation in Japanese about international careers and international education to high school students and parents. [November 2008] Panelist, Minato Ward Government Education Committee [Tokyo, Japan]. Provided input and ideas about the internationalization of education in Japan. [July 2008] Presenter, Tokyo Metropolitan International High School [Tokyo, Japan]. Lectured on the topic of Current Issues and Opportunities in International Affairs and Politics. [June 2008] Keynote speaker, U.S.-Japan Fulbright Commission [Tokyo, Japan]. Keynote speaker at orientation for Fulbright scholars embarking on their studies in the United States. [May 2006/ May 2005] Presenter, Japan Study Abroad Association [NPO Ryugaku Kyokai]. Sole presenter at the Association s Fifteenth Research Symposium in Tokyo on the topic of keys to internationalizing education in Japan and how Japanese institutions can effectively work together with foreign universities. [January 2006] Presenter, University of the Ryukyus School of Law [Okinawa, Japan]. Presentations at the University of the Ryukyus University at the invitation of U.S. Embassy addressing U.S. legal education methods and how these methods can be effectively implemented in new American-style law schools in Japan. [July 2005] Presenter, Brigham Young University Hawaii [Laie, Hawaii]. Spoke to undergraduate students on two occasions about moving from From Campus to Career. [2004/2006] Presenter, Brigham Young University [Provo, Utah]. Spoke to undergraduate students on two occasions about From Campus to International Career. 
12 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE EXPERT WITNESS / LEGAL CONSULTANT / INDEPENDENT LEGAL COUNSEL [ ] Served as a legal consultant to a Wyoming law firm on a defective product lawsuit pending against a Japanese corporation in U.S. federal court in Illinois. [ ] Served as an expert witness on Japanese law and transnational litigation issues in a major class action securities lawsuit brought against a major Japanese automaker in U.S. federal court in California.  Provided assistance to Akerman Senterfitt with respect to financial-related transnational litigation in U.S. federal court in Florida involving Japanese parties. [ ] Served as co-counsel with Akerman Senterfitt representing international client involved in real estate/finance litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. (Discovery, depositions, and pre-trial phases of litigation.) [ ] Served as a legal/japanese language consultant in depositions, instrument and factory inspections in Kyoto area, trial preparation for Woodcock Washburn in a major semiconductor patent infringement litigation in U.S. federal court in California. Orlando, Florida Senior Associate [ ]; Associate [ ] Senior Associate/Associate at one of Florida's largest law firms (currently over 500 attorneys) servicing the needs of domestic and international clients. Akerman currently has offices in across Florida and around the United States. Developed Japanese client base for the firm. Participated in all phases of complex commercial, real estate, international, corporate, employment, intellectual property, telecommunications, and semiconductor-related litigation and arbitration including settlement negotiations, discovery, depositions, trial, case management, dispositive motions, oral arguments, arbitration, and mediation at this full-service law firm. First or second chaired over 15 complex civil actions, handled over 50 depositions. Transactional practice for domestic and multinational clients included e-commerce; real estate; licensing; securities; domain name practice; mergers and acquisitions; telecommunications; pharmaceuticals; software; and technology. AKERMAN SENTERFITT P.A. YPD.COM / ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK, INC. Tampa, Florida General Counsel Transactions/Litigation/Telecom [ ] Chief counsel for online yellow pages and long distance telecommunication reseller. Advised CEO on all legal related matters. Handled intellectual property matters, e-commerce, licensing agreements, employment matters, contracts, acquisitions, corporate, and other business related matters for this telecom and Internet start-up corporation. Lead counsel in over 20 lawsuits around the U.S.; managed outside counsel; handled mergers and acquisitions; drafted and negotiated licenses, commercial agreements, e-commerce materials, trademark applications, and other corporate documents.
13 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Law Clerk Full Time [ ] In semiconductor patent infringement actions in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California conducted Japanese document review and translation. WOODCOCK WASHBURN U.S. Commonwealth of N. Mariana Islands Law Clerk Full Time [ ]; Summer Associate  One-year leave of absence from law school to participate in complex trial between two Japanese companies. Full-time participation as a law clerk in a 3-month jury trial, research/writing, motions, discovery, client interviews, trial assistance, Japanese translation, witness preparation, and trial. WHITE, PIERCE, MAILMAN & NUTTING GE YOKOGAWA MEDICAL SYSTEMS Tokyo, Japan Law Clerk Part Time, Legal and Patent Department  Drafting of licensing and technological transfer agreements, intellectual property matters, and contracts; due diligence; and regulatory compliance projects. LEGAL/TECHNICAL JAPANESE TRANSLATION (Freelance) [ ] Japan/U.S. Translation for various entities including: Anderson Mori Law Office (Tokyo); IBM, Tsunematsu, Yanase & Sekine (Tokyo); Siemens Medical; Pioneer Electronics; and Iomega Japan/U.S. Founder/President U.S.-Japan Import/Export sole proprietorship for compact discs WILSON IMPORTS [ ] APPLE BOX CORP. (SONY JAPAN GROUP ) [ ] Technical Writer/Technical Japanese Translation YOKOGAWA WEATHAC CORPORATION [ ] International Marketing/ Technical Japanese Translation CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS [ ] Volunteer ambassador and missionary Tokyo, Japan Ashikaga, Japan Hokkaido, Japan