Watanabe

Naoko Watanabe

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Naoko Watanabe is a Corporate & Securities associate in Baker McKenzie's Palo Alto office. She is a native Japanese speaker and has worked in Japan at leading automotive companies, Bridgestone Corporation and Honda Motor Co. Ltd., as a buyer negotiating prices and contract terms with suppliers from all over the world. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Watanabe was a corporate associate in a large international law firm, representing clients in a wide range of corporate transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate finance. In 2016, she received the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award.

Practice Focus

Ms. Watanabe advises public and private companies on a wide range of corporate and securities matters, including M&A and global corporate restructuring projects.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Association - Member

Admissions

  • California~United States (2014)

Education

  • UCLA School of Law (J.D.) (2014)
  • Keio University (LL.B.) (2004)

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese