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Naoko Inoue Shatz

Naoko Inoue Shatz

Practice areas:

Business, Employment & Labor, International Law, Litigation, Corporate & Incorporation

About Me

I act as outside general counsel to several large Japanese organizations.

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Languages Spoken: Japanese

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Business: 30%
    4 years
  2. International Law: 20%
    4 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
    4 years
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 15%
    4 years
  5. Litigation: 15%

Payment

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Heather M Morado

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Heather Morado Entertainment Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daniel P. Harris

    Naoko is great at relating to both Japanese and American businesses and in working with them to achieve their goals both here and abroad.

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    Daniel Harris International Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Shatz Law Group Seattle Office

999 Third Avenue
Suite 3000
Seattle, WA, 98104

Shatz Law Group New York Office

305 E. 40th Street, Suite 2R
New York, NY, 10016

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 201003/13/2015
WAActive200207/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CALI Award for Excellence in Consumer LawSeattle University School of Law (CALI)N/A
Award for Excellence during the period of1988-1991Mainichi Communications Inc.N/A
Award for Excellence during the period of 1992-1995Nippon Manpower Inc.N/A
Dean's ListSeikei UniversityN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselWilliams Kastner2009 - 2010
OwnerShatz Law Group2008 - Present
AttorneyPerkins Coie2005 - 2007
AttorneyK&L Gates2003 - 2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2013 - Present
JACLABAdvisory Board2013 - 2014
Japan America Society of WashingtonBoard Member2013 - Present
Washington State Bar Association Employment SectionMember2012 - Present
Asian Bar Association of WashingtonBoard Member2012 - 2014
Trade Development Alliance of Greater SeattleMember2011 - 2012
Mentor/Mentee Program of University of Washington School of LawAttorney2010 - 2010
New York State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Business Section of American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
International Section of American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
International Section of Washington State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Kings County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Japan America Society of WashingtonMember2001 - Present
Asian Bar Association of WashingtonMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Representation of a publicly traded Japanese company in its acquisition of a Philippine company.N/A
Representation of a publicly traded Japanese company in negotiating a Master Service Agreement with a U.S. companyN/A
Representation of a Japanese company in negotiating a Distributorship Agreement with a U.S. companyN/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
NWLawyerWhat Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Working with the Japanese Community2014
King County Bar BulletinTraditional Japanese Business Making Gradual Changes2012
King County Bar BulletinOn a High Note Author: Bob Klein2012
Junglecity Network, Inc.Columns on Employment Law and Business Law2011
American Bar Association newsletterJoint Venture in Japan: What to Look For in Due Diligence2011
Washington State Paralegal AssociationGrowing Concerns for Online Merchants and Consumers2011
Soy SourceWrongful Termination Q&A2011
Soy SourceLandlord-Tenant Dispute Q&A2011
Soy SourceHague Convention and Child Custody issues2010
Junglecity Network Inc.Columns on Employment Law and Business Law2010
US-Japan Businessand LawLegal and Business analysis for US-Japan Cross-Border Transactions2010
King County Bar AssociationOnline Merchants and Consumers Need To Know the Rules2010
Junglecity Network Inc.Columns on Employment Law and Business Law2009
US-Japan Business LawLegal and Business analysis for US-Japan Cross-Border Transactions2009
Junglecity Network Inc.Columns on Employment Law and Business Law2008
U.S.-Japan Business and LawLegal and Business analysis for U.S.-Japan Cross-Border Transactions2008
JEN Inc.Aspiring to become a professional2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seikei UniversityJapanese LiteratureB.A.N/A
University of PennsylvaniaInternational RelationsN/AN/A
Seattle University School of LawLawJ.D.N/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WSBA International Law Section CLEDoing Business Between U.S. and Japan2015
Japan America Society of WashingtonFamily Law and Estate Seminar2015
Business SeminarA-Z for Conducting Business in the U.S.2015
Top San FranciscoEmployment Law an Employer Needs to Know2013
Japan America Society of WashingtonDoing Business in the U.S.A.2013
Washington State Bar AssociationCompany Dissolution & LLC Member Disputes2012
Seattle Entrepreneurship ClubA-Z for Conducting Business in the U.S.2012
Japan America Society Legal Round TableEmployment Law:How To Comply With U.S. Laws and Avoid Costly Litigation2012
University of Washington School of LawLegal market and my practice in WA2011
Seattle University School of LawInternational Arbitration and Business Transactions2011
International Japanese English Translation ConferenceTransnational Contracts and Dispute Resolution2011
American Bar Association, International Law SectionPathways to Employment in International Law2011
WSBA International Practice CLEManaging Risk When Drafting Agreements for Cross-Border Transactions Between the U.S. and Japan2010
Seattle University School of LawInternational Arbitration2010
King County Bar Association, International Law/Corporate/In House Counsel Section CLEDoing Business with Japanese Companies-Contract and Employment Law2009
Employment Law WorkshopWhat do you need to know when your employment is about to be terminated?2009
U.S. Law Seminar for Japanese Corporate CounselWhat legal issues are you running into when you are doing business in the U.S.?2008
U.S. Law Seminar for Japanese Corporate CounselUnderstanding the Attorney-Client Privilege and the importance of Document Retention Policy.2008