• Protective Life in its $5.7 billion merger with a subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life, a life insurance company listed on the Tokyo stock exchange.
    • American Airlines in its agreements with Bombardier and Embraer to purchase, in aggregate, 90 new 76-seat regional jets with options to purchase up to 130 more.
    • Mitsui in its agreement with Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company, to establish a new joint venture company to manufacture methanol at Celanese’s plant in Clear Lake, Texas, with a total shared project cost estimated to be approximately $800 million.
    • Mitsui in its joint venture with The Dow Chemical Company to produce biopolymers made from renewable, sugarcane-derived ethanol in Brazil, creating the world’s largest integrated facility for the production of biopolymers made from renewable, sugar-cane derived ethanol.
    • Mitsui in its joint venture with Dow Chemical to construct, own and operate a membrane chlor-alkali facility in Freeport, TX.
    • Sithe Global Power in a strategic partnership with subsidiaries of Chubu Electric Power Company, Inc. and Toyota Tsusho Corporation including the sale of an aggregate 50% interest in Goreway station, an 875MW combined cycle power generating facility in 2009, followed by the sale of its remaining interest in the plant to its strategic partners in 2011.
    • Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in connection with investments and divestitures with respect to various water and wastewater treatment facilities.


  • University of Chicago Law School, 1999, LL.M.
  • University of Tokyo, 1991, LL.B.


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