Latham & Watkins Expands Global White Collar Defense & Investigations and Antitrust Team in Tokyo

Kaede Toh brings extensive experience advising multinational corporations and individuals in a variety of government investigations.

November 08, 2020

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Kaede Toh has joined the firm’s Tokyo office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department and the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. A seasoned litigator, Toh’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and antitrust enforcement actions brought by the US Department of Justice as well as non-US regulators. She has extensive experience advising multinational corporations and individuals in a variety of government investigations, internal investigations, and civil litigation.

Michael Sturrock, Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ Asia offices, said: “Kaede’s exceptional record representing Asia-based clients facing global white collar risk complements and deepens our capabilities in Asia. We welcome the addition of her skill, ambition, and entrepreneurial spirit.”

Toh also conducts anti-corruption diligence in M&A and private equity transactions as well as risk assessments for private equity portfolio companies, advises clients on implementing compliance and anti-corruption policies, and counsels clients on intellectual property litigation matters.

“Kaede is a fantastic addition to our global team. She joins a group that is perfectly situated to handle the most complex and quickly developing disputes anywhere around the globe,” said Michele Johnson, Global Chair of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department. “Kaede’s experience and strategic approach, combined with her commitment to client service, match ours. I’m thrilled to welcome her.”

Douglas Greenburg, Global Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, added: “For Japanese companies operating globally and other organizations with international interests, Kaede offers experienced counsel as they navigate the complexities of US anti-corruption and antitrust laws. Kaede’s experience uniquely positions her to serve clients facing these high-stakes investigations.”

“I’m thrilled to join Latham,” said Toh. “I look forward to contributing my experience to the firm’s premier White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, while leveraging Latham’s global platform to serve clients operating across Asia and around the world.”

Toh joins Latham & Watkins from Ropes & Gray in Tokyo. She received her BA from the International Christian University and her JD from Suffolk University Law School.

About Latham & Watkins

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Notes to Editors

1 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Michael Sturrock, Asia Managing Partner, +65.6437.5412

Michele Johnson, Global Chair, Litigation & Trial Department, +1.714.755.8113

Douglas Greenburg, Global Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, +1.202.637.1093

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