People: Harumi Hata, Partner

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Harumi Hata

Partner

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9620
Fax: (310) 551-8390
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Ms. Hata is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and is a member of Seyfarth’s Corporate Department.  Ms. Hata has extensive experience in representing multinational companies, including U.S., European and Pacific Rim/Asian clients, in business structuring and advice, corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securitizations, and lending and financing arrangements.

Ms. Hata advises clients with respect to strategic alliances, internal company management and operations, and business affairs.  She also advises business clients in connection with the expansion of their operations and the establishment and management of subsidiaries and affiliates in the U.S. and abroad, including structuring and tax planning coordination and advice with respect to cross-border operations and business activities.

Ms. Hata has represented regulated entities, including insurance companies, in connection with the acquisition and disposition of assets located in the U.S. and abroad, the analysis and advice relating to the acquisition and disposition of investment securities, and regulatory aspects relating to such transactions.

Ms. Hata is fluent in Japanese and has a thorough understanding of Japanese business practices and protocol. Ms. Hata represents Japan-based clients in the U.S., as well as non-Japan based clients in connection with their investments and business transactions in Japan.

Ms. Hata is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and is a member of Seyfarth’s Corporate Department.  Ms. Hata has extensive experience in representing multinational companies, including U.S., European and Pacific Rim/Asian clients, in business structuring and advice, corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securitizations, and lending and financing arrangements.

Ms. Hata advises clients with respect to strategic alliances, internal company management and operations, and business affairs.  She also advises business clients in connection with the expansion of their operations and the establishment and management of subsidiaries and affiliates in the U.S. and abroad, including structuring and tax planning coordination and advice with respect to cross-border operations and business activities.

Ms. Hata has represented regulated entities, including insurance companies, in connection with the acquisition and disposition of assets located in the U.S. and abroad, the analysis and advice relating to the acquisition and disposition of investment securities, and regulatory aspects relating to such transactions.

Ms. Hata is fluent in Japanese and has a thorough understanding of Japanese business practices and protocol. Ms. Hata represents Japan-based clients in the U.S., as well as non-Japan based clients in connection with their investments and business transactions in Japan.

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University (1985)
    Award: Distinguished Alumna of the Year for 2007
  • B.A., Loyola Marymount University (1982)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California

Affiliations

  • State Bar of California International Law Section, Executive Committee (Vice Chair, 2014-2015; Secretary, 2013-2014)
  • State Bar of California International Law Section, Programs Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Section of International Law
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Board of Trustees
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Audit Committee
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Business and Corporations Law Section, Executive Committee, Executive Committee Officer (Chair, 2011-2012), and Executive Committee’s Pro Bono and Community Affairs Subcommittee (Chair, 2005-2011)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association International Law Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Large Law Firm Committee (Chair, 2010-2011)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Non-Dues Revenue Committee (2010)
  • Japanese American Bar Association (JABA)
  • Loyola Law School, Board of Overseers
  • Ramona Convent Secondary School, Board of Trustees

Presentations

  • “Current Trends of U.S. M&A and Cases Utilized M&A as Asian Market Entry Methods” (presented in Japanese), at the International Seminar, sponsored by the Osaka Bar Association and the State Bar of California International Law Section and co-sponsored by the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Osaka, Japan (March 2014)
  • “Attorney-Client Privilege and In-House Lawyers’ Roles and Related Matters” (presented in Japanese), at the Joint Seminar, sponsored by the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association and the State Bar of California International Law Section, Tokyo, Japan (March 2014)
  • “Representing Foreign Companies Making Acquisitions and Investments in the U.S.,” at the 86th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California, sponsored by the State Bar of California, San Jose, CA (October 2013)
  • “Careers in International Law,” sponsored by the State Bar of California International Law Section and the American Bar Association Section of International Law, Los Angeles, CA (April 2013)
  • “Pathways to Employment in International Law,” sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of International Law, Los Angeles, CA (March 2013)
  • “Capital Investment & Access to Capital,” at the Presidents’ Forum of Southern California, sponsored by The Entrepreneurship Institute (TEI), Pasadena, CA (April 2011)
  • "Hot Topics in International Mergers & Acquisitions" at the "Business without Borders in a ‘Flat’ World" Conference, sponsored by the State Bar of California International Law Section, San Francisco, CA (January 2011)
  • “Pathways to Employment: Careers in International Law,” sponsored by the State Bar of California International Law Section, the Los Angeles County Bar Association International Law Section, and the American Bar Association Section of International Law, Irvine, CA (March 2010)
  • “Finding the Capital You Need,” at the Presidents’ Forum of Southern California, sponsored by The Entrepreneurship Institute (TEI), Long Beach, CA (March 2010)
  • “Economic, Financial and Legal Aspects Concerning ‘How to Do Business in Los Angeles County,’” sponsored by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and the World Trade Center Association Los Angeles – Long Beach, in conjunction with Union Bank, N.A., Los Angeles, CA (January 2010)
  • “Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Avoiding Cross-Cultural Mishaps When Dealing with Foreign Clients, Counsel and Opposing Parties,” sponsored by Los Angeles County Bar Association (International Law Section), Los Angeles, CA (October 2009)
  • International Legal Practice Panel, sponsored by Loyola Law School’s International Law Society, Los Angeles, CA (October 2009)
  • “What is Expected of Multinational Individuals – The Importance of Japanese Language Education,” sponsored by Japanese Educational Resource Center (JERC), Torrance, CA (June 2009)
  • Diversity Symposium, sponsored by National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and the NAPABA Law Foundation (NLF), Los Angeles, CA (March 2008)
  • “Global Trends in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution,” at the Section Education Institute, sponsored by the State Bar of California, San Diego, CA (January 2008)
  • “2-for-1: How Developing a Pro Bono Practice Benefits Your Career and Community,“ at the Annual National Conference, sponsored by National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Las Vegas, NV (November 2007)
  • “Global Trends in Mediation,” at the 19th Annual Conference, sponsored by Southern California Mediation Association, Malibu, CA (November 2007)
  • International Business Law Career Panel, sponsored by Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA (October 2007)
  • “Cross-Cultural Transactions: Dealing with Drinking, Diversity, and Cultural Expectations,” at the 80th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the State Bar of California, Anaheim, CA (September 2007)
  • “The Path to Partnership - Making Partner,” at the Annual California Regional Conference, sponsored by National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), San Diego, CA (June 2007)
  • “Decision 2007 - Debates on International Arbitration: Asia-Pacific - Ethical Dilemmas in International Arbitration,” at the Second Annual California International Arbitration Conference, sponsored by International Centre for Dispute Resolution (a division of the American Arbitration Association) and co-sponsored by International Law Section of the State Bar of California, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), San Francisco, CA (March 2007)
  • “On the Fast Track to Partnership - Partners Speak Out,” at the Annual California Regional Conference, sponsored by National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Marina del Rey, CA (July 2006)
  • “Japan, Deregulated: Japan’s Improved Corporate Governance,” sponsored by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), in cooperation with Japan America Society of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (June 2006)
  • “All-Star Panel: Careers for the Future,” at the Annual Convention, sponsored by National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Chicago, IL (October 2005)
  • “Doing Business with Japan - Learn from the Industry Leaders,” at the Pac Rim Forum, co-sponsored by Asian Business League and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Los Angeles, CA (July 2005)
  • “Investing in Small Japanese Firms: Opportunities and Pitfalls,” at the Japan Small Company Investment Conference, sponsored by Morgen, Evan & Company, Inc., in conjunction with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and KWR International, Inc., New York, NY (March 2002)
  • “An Awakening Giant - Asian Markets - India , China , Japan ,” at the Annual CPCU Member Meeting, sponsored by Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society, Seattle , WA (October 2001)

Accolades

  • Outstanding Outside Counsel (2003 Midwestern Region) by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)