Andrew Cohen
Japanese Legal Consultant                          Attorney At Law 

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Objective: To obtain a position as an attorney where my skills and experience can be utilized in a management position with leadership responsibilities that include problem solving, planning, organizing, and managing a dynamic team of legal professionals. 

QUALIFICATIONS TO PRACTICE:
Licensed in the District of Columbia

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:
Japanese Legal Consultant
Washington D.C.
Japanese Legal Consultant,
March 2007-Present

Assisted in multiple phases of complex international pharmaceutical intellectual property litigation involving novel chemical compound with sales over one billion dollars a year. Duties included, but are not limited to, analysis and evaluation of internal communications for relevancy and privilege, drafted of privilege log, summarized of Japanese patents, communications, and research reports, researched Japanese law and drafted memo on Japanese privilege law, researched patents and orange book entries, and undertook an extensive compliance review to determine whether violations of Canadian, European Community, or United States Laws were inadvertently violated.  Also examined internal Japanese documents from clients for employment discrimination and for anti-trust violations. 

International Legal Researcher, Silver Spring, MD
Archival Researcher, March 2005-Present

Performed World War II research at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, and at the national Security Archives at George Washington University.  Collected information regarding involuntary human experimentation that was performed by both Nazi and Japanese physicians during World War II for a forthcoming publication that examines the Nuremberg and Tokyo War Crimes Tribunals. 

Trecker & Fritz, Honolulu HI
Law Clerk / Legal Researcher January-November 2004

Investigated personal injury claims.  Researched case and statutory laws relating to personal injury claims.  Drafted motions and memoranda for trial including but not limited to trial memos, proposed findings of fact, and motions for wage garnishment.  Managed and coordinated correspondence and meetings between three law firms relating to the handling of a multi million dollar personal injury case.  Drafted internal memoranda for office review of new laws.

TMI Associates, Tokyo Japan
Summer/Fall Associate June 2002-January 2003

Researched and drafted various memoranda relating to the applicability of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on foreign corporations that are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the responsibility that these companies have to the United States Government.  Drafted correspondence, memoranda and materials for internal and external publication.  Researched Japanese Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Code, Labor Law Standards and Employment law Regulations and edited documents and patent specifications for clients.

EDUCATION
University of Hawai'i, William S. Richardson School of Law
Juris Doctorate, Received December 2003.
Pacific Asian Legal Studies Certificate, Received December 2003.
Resource Editor, Asian Pacific Law & Policy Journal.
Member, Student Accreditation Committee.
Attended Santa Clara University Summer Study Abroad program at the Institute of Comparative Law in Tokyo, Japan in 2001.

Brandeis University
Bachelor of Arts, received December 1996.
Minor in Legal Studies.
Member, Brandeis University Fencing Team.


PUBLICATIONS
"American Involvement in the Differing Treatment of German and Japanese Physicians who Performed Human Experimentation during
World War II"   (Forthcoming 2011)

SKILLS AND AFFILIATIONS
Proficient in written and spoken French and Japanese
Member, American Bar Association.
Member, American Bar Association Advisory Committee Member 2007-Present
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association.
Committee Chair of Cub Scout Pack 209, National Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Judge, 16th Annual Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition held at American University, Washington School of Law. 
Preparatory Judge, Helped in the final preparation of the University of Hawai'i, 2008 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team.
Member, United States Fencing Association.
Referee, Training to become qualified as referee for the United States Fencing Association.
Member, Brandeis University Alumni Association
Member, University of Hawai'i Alumni Association