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Highly recommended - Individuals: litigation
Quinn Emmanuel’s Tokyo branch is well-known among top companies for its continuous excellence in major, high-stakes US and European litigations. Its practitioners’ in-depth understanding of Japanese culture and language, coupled with their vast contentious expertise in foreign litigations, allows the set to tackle complex matters on behalf of domestic players, and see them to a successful conclusion. Well-versed in defending its service users’ IP rights abroad, the outfit has also been well prepared to respond to the recent uptick of Japanese entities taking an offensive stance in patent enforcement. Heading the Tokyo office is preeminent Ryan Goldstein, a top-tier litigator to whom major companies turn in trouble. With bilingual proficiency in English and Japanese, Goldstein seamlessly represents domestic clientele before US courts. To ensure that patrons have an in-depth understanding of each step of the process, he holds witness preparation and strategy meetings in Japanese. No stranger to complex cases, he recently achieved a victory on behalf of Nikon in California and is currently representing Panasonic in what has the potential to become one of the most significant litigations in the Japanese automotive sector.