Scott Sugino

Partner

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Scott Sugino is a corporate partner based in O’Melveny’s Los Angeles and Tokyo offices who specializes in technology-focused cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and IP transactions. He represents leading technology companies and technology-focused investment funds in their Asia and US investments.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific has described Scott as “hands down the best outside counsel for a US company to work with in Japan,” “extremely responsive, creative, hardworking,” and “has an excellent knowledge of business culture in the US and Japan.” He is recognized in leading international legal publications/rankings including:

  • Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Intellectual Property in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • M&A in The International Financial Law Review 1000
  • “Up-and-coming practitioner” for Corporate and M&A in Asialaw Profiles

Languages

  • Japanese

Honors & Awards

  • Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Intellectual Property in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • M&A in The International Financial Law Review 1000
  • "Up-and-coming practitioner" for Corporate and M&A in Asialaw Profiles

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer in Japan

Education

  • The University of Chicago, J.D.: with honors; Member, University of Chicago Law Review 
  • Hitotsubashi University, M.A. 
  • Harvard University, A.B: cum laude 
  • Western Digital’s US$4.8 billion acquisition of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
  • Western Digital’s acquisition of Hoya Corporation’s magnetic media sputtering business
  • Skyworks Solutions’ acquisition of Panasonic’s mobile communications device filter technology business
  • Lockheed Martin’s restructuring of its space launch vehicle joint venture with IHI, a space technology company
  • Mitsui’s IT, life science, and clean technology, investments in the United States, Greater China, and Southeast Asia
  • Innovation Network Corporation of Japan’s Silicon Valley technology company investments