Saturday, April 30, 2016

Satoko Kato to Join the Faculty

We are delighted to announce that Satoko Kato will be staying with us another year, joining the law school faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor.

Satoko is currently an LL.M. candidate in our face-to-face program, working with the Food Law Firm in New York as part of our Graduate Assistantship Program. As part of her studies, Satoko has participated in our new Practicum experiential learning opportunity, working Fall semester with the Sustainability Consortium and Spring semester with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.

Satoko graduated from Georgetown University Law Center where she served on the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. She is a graduate of Sophia University in Tokyo and is fluent in Japanese.

Satoko's practice experience includes almost 15 years of experience practicing corporate law at major international law firms. She began her career in New York working on finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions, and later focused on securities law representing domestic and foreign corporations in capital market transactions, reporting and compliance, and antitrust and government investigations in New York and Tokyo.

Satoko's extensive corporate law expertise attracted the attention of our law school's Associate Dean and our business law faculty.  The law school has a new business law certificate program that will benefit from the kind of practice-based corporate and international law experience that Satoko has developed.  Satoko will teach International Business Transactions and an Upper Level Legal Writing course that focuses on Corporate Drafting. In Spring semester, she will have an opportunity to work in her new area of expertise, teaching Federal Regulation of Food Labeling and Federal Regulation of Food Safety in the LL.M. Program. Satoko will also be advising the Journal of Food Law & Policy and the new LL.M. candidates.

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