Kana Morimura is a counsel in the Corporate Group of the Tokyo Office.
Her practice areas comprise antitrust, dispute, investigation and compliance matters as well as other corporate matters, including capital markets, M&A and joint ventures. She has worked in both Japan and the United States. She worked as a Japanese licensed lawyer at law firms in Tokyo prior to joining Shearman & Sterling in 2011.
Kana represents corporate and financial institution clients including both Japanese and non-Japanese companies.
- One of the major Mitsubishi group companies and its affiliates in a potential FCPA violation matter and internal investigation
- One of the major Mitsubishi group companies and its Japanese subsidiary in an employment litigation matter in the U.S.
- Japan Exchange Group, Inc. in a U.S. $48.4 million tender offer for shares of common stock and non-voting stock of Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc.
- Japanese medical equipment manufacturer on quality management issues before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice
- Japanese manufacturers in their internal investigations and potential government proceedings and litigation in connection with issues related to product inspection data
- Numerous Japan-based manufacturers and financial institutions on compliance issues, including antitrust, anti-corruption, litigation and product quality management
- Numerous Japan-based manufacturers in antitrust-related putative class actions and other civil disputes
- Numerous Japan-based manufacturers on merger clearance issues
- Japan-based manufacturers and financial institutions in various non-public cartel investigations and the follow-on federal class action lawsuits
- Executives of Japan-based corporations in non-public cartel investigations and criminal proceedings
- Japanese corporations in antitrust analysis in connection with their potential merger deals
- Sompo Holdings, Inc. in its $6.3 billion acquisition of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.
Columbia University School of Law
LL.M., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
- New York
- Japan (as a Registered Foreign Lawyer)
- Co-Author, “Reform of the Rules Governing Working Arrangements between Japanese and Foreign Lawyers”, Legal Week, December 2004
- Co-Author, “US Corporate Law” Yuhikaku, October 2009
- Co-Author, “Practical Filing of Form F-4 with the SEC—Guide for Filing of Form F-4 and Responding to Staff Comments” Keiri Joho, January 2012
- “Practical Measures for Cartel Cases under US Jurisdiction – From the Perspective of Protecting Companies and Individuals” Shoji Homu June 2014