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EMPLOYMENT

1988-present: PRIVATE PRACTICE, San Francisco, California
General business and litigation practice, intellectual property, internet, multi-media, software and technology licensing, business structures, trademark and copyright, arts and entertainment, emerging businesses, technology startups, real property, land use, commercial real estate development, international business consulting, negotiations and mediation. Specializing in unusual clientele.

1990-92: HITACHI AMERICA LTD., Brisbane, California
Associate corporate counsel, drafted and negotiated technology licensing and development agreements, joint ventures, product sales agreements, joint venture agreements, leases, provided consultations on corporate strategy

1986-87: MASUNAGA, NAGASHIMA & HASHIMOTO, Tokyo, Japan
International commercial representation of Japanese clientele, corporate, intellectual property, licensing, computer and technology issues, international joint ventures, immigration.

1985-86: COUDERT BROTHERS, San Francisco, California
U.S. commercial representation of international clientele, corporate, acquisitions, intellectual property, licensing, real property, hotel management, labor law.

1984: LILLICK & CHARLES, San Francisco, California
Insurance defense litigation, preparation of pleadings and memoranda, interview and deposition of witnesses, general research, attention to French automotive and aerospace clients.

1982: SHEARMAN & STERLING, New York, New York
Summer Associate, Real Estate and Corporate groups.

1978: U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Washington, D.C.
Legislative Assistant, Government Activities & Transportation Subcommittee.


HONORS & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

1981-83: CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW, Associate Editor
1994-present: Consulting Counsel, Planet Vaudeville, San Francisco, California
1991-present: Director, Theatre of Yugen, San Francisco, California
1988-present: Consulting Counsel, Compagnie Mundial Sisters, Paris, France
1993-1995: Director, Climate Theatre, San Francisco, California
1981-82: Director, The International House Corporation, Berkeley, California
1978-79: Member, University Art Museum Counsel, Berkeley, California


EDUCATION

1983 BOALT HALL SCHOOL OF LAW, Berkeley, California
Juris Doctor
Admitted to California State Bar

1982-83 HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Exchange Student, with honors

1979 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY
Bachelor of Arts in European and Asian History
Graduated cum laude and with academic distinction


FOREIGN EDUCATION

1987 INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, Mitaka, Japan

1975 UNIVERSITY OF PARIS, SORBONNE, Paris, France

1973 INSTITUTO DE ESTUDIOS MEXICANOS, Cuernavaca, Mexico


LANGUAGES

Fluent French, functional Spanish, basic Japanese and Italian


FOREIGN RESIDENCE

Residence in Tokyo (1986-87) and Paris (1988, 1985, 1975) & Travel Extensive travel experience worldwide

References and representative clients available upon request.