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Careers in International Law: From BigLaw to Law 2.0, the lessons from Japan - a conversation with Mangyo Kinoshita

November 21, 2019 • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045
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Please join Mangyo Kinoshita L'05, a founding partner at southgate, a new legal boutique devoted to cross border transactions, for a candid conversation about the shifting landscape of the legal profession in Asia and the U.S., the recent developments in the Tokyo legal market, and how new lawyers must adapt. Mr. Kinoshita was an M&A partner at large international firms (O'Melveny & Myers; White & Case) before launching his own boutique in Tokyo in 2016, recently named "Boutique Law Firm of the Year" in Japan. With just 7 attorneys, his firm is by far the youngest and smallest among those appearing in major M&A law firm rankings, where most firms have over 200-500 attorneys. He will touch upon his career as a highly successful corporate lawyer and offer advice and tips to students interested in pursuing globally-focused legal careers. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.