K&L Gates has hired M&A specialist Dale M. Araki as a partner in Tokyo from Morrison & Foerster.

Araki, a former managing partner of O'Melveny & Myers’s Tokyo office, left that firm in 2011 to join MoFo. He represents Japanese, U.S. and other companies on mergers, corporate and real estate acquisitions and investments, manufacturing and technology joint ventures, and restructuring transactions.

Araki spend the first 25 years of his career at OMM, joining as an associate in Los Angeles in 1986, before moving to Tokyo as a partner in 1995.  


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