Yukie Kurosawa

Special Counsel

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Yukie Kurosawa focuses on white-collar crime, including FCPA and antitrust violations, and domestic and international commercial dispute resolution. She splits her time between O’Melveny’s Los Angeles and Tokyo offices. Yukie served as a judge of the Tokyo District Court until 2006 after receiving her Diploma in the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan in October 2001.


  • Japanese


Bar Admissions

  • Japan
  • California


  • Duke Law School, Visiting Scholar, 2004
  • The Legal Training and Research Institute of The Supreme Court of Japan, Diploma
  • Chuo University, LL.B.

Professional Activities


  • Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association


  • “Competency to Stand Trial and Insanity Defense in the US,” Hanrei Times, April 2006
  • “Risk and Measures for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Keiri Jyoho, July 2008


  • “Sequel to Unwanted Arrival of FCPA,” Business Homu, July and August 2011
  • “The basics of U.S. Section 337 investigations: Is your company ready?,” Business Homu, September 2010
  • “The Recent Trends of Anti-corruption in China; Changes in China's Bribery Environment,” Economist, September 2010
  • “Unwanted Arrival of FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act),” Business Homu, March-October 2009
  • “Required Measures for the Protection under the Business Judgment Rule in Japan - A Case Study on Hokkaido Takushoku Bank Case,” The Business Law Journal, August 2008

White-Collar Crime

  • Represents executives of Japanese companies in multi-jurisdictional criminal antitrust investigations in the US and Japan
  • Represents Japanese and US companies in pre-merger antitrust assessment
  • Advises several Japanese and US companies regarding FCPA matters


  • Represents major consumer finance companies in a nation-wide mass consumer litigation in Japan
  • Represents a large private equity firm in claims for financial fraud against a large Japanese trading company in Tokyo District Court
  • Represented a US company in claims against its distributor in Japan
  • Represented a Japanese game company in an action for fraud

Labor and Employment

  • Advised several multinational companies in connection with labor law issues arising from their withdrawal from Japan during the global recession
  • Advised international companies in various industries in regards to down-sizing, withdrawal from the market, executive replacement, termination of employees, harassment matters, mental health-related matters, and other general employment law advice