Rieko Yamauchi

Rieko Yamauchi

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Rieko Yamauchi is an associate in the Dispute Resolution group at Baker McKenzie’s Tokyo office. She formerly worked as a paralegal in the same group from 2014 to 2017. She is a native Japanese speaker and is fluent in English.

Practice Focus

Rieko focuses her practice on international dispute resolution, including US litigation and international arbitration. She also has extensive experience working on healthcare projects and internal investigations.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assisted with significant US litigation involving a Japanese party, including attending deposition proceedings in New York.
  • Assisted with a major international arbitration case involving a Japanese party, including attending final hearings in Singapore.
  • Provided Japanese regulatory advice on healthcare product-related projects, including for food and cosmetics products.
  • Represented healthcare-related businesses in Japanese litigation.
  • Provided Japanese regulatory advice on environmental projects.
  • Assisted with various domestic and overseas investigations regarding possible violations of laws and regulations.
  • Advised various clients on internal compliance systems and training.
  • Advised clients on various employment-related issues.
  • Drafted and reviewed a variety of commercial contracts, including license and service agreements.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tokyo Bar Association - Member


  • Japan (2018)


  • University of Chicago Law School (LLM) (2023)
  • The University of Tokyo (JD) (2014)
  • Oberlin College (2009)


  • Japanese
  • English
  • Co-author, "Online Depositions in US Litigation: Practice and Problems," JCA Journal, Vol. 68, No. 7, July 2021, Language: Japanese