Aya Kobori | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Aya Kobori
Aya Kobori

Aya Kobori

Counsel, New York

T +1 212 819 8932

E akobori@whitecase.com

Overview

Aya Kobori is a member of White & Case's Global Competition and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. She concentrates on complex and multi-district commercial litigation, antitrust law and corporate internal investigations.

Ms. Kobori also has experience counseling US and foreign multinational corporations in matters involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), including internal investigations of potential violations of the FCPA, FCPA compliance programs and risk audits and assessments.

Ms. Kobori's pro bono practice mainly involves matters in the immigration law area, representing asylum applicants and children under the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

Bars and Courts

  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • New York State Bar

Education

  • LLM, International and Comparative Law, Duke University School of Law
  • JD, Duke University School of Law
  • MPA, Public Administration, Cornell University
  • BA, Government and East Asian Studies, Cornell University

Languages

  • Japanese
  • English

Experience

Representation of Toshiba Corporation and its affiliates before the US Department of Justice and other foreign competition authorities in multiple investigations and civil litigations for possible anticompetitive behavior in LCDs (jury trial May-July 2012).

Representation of Toshiba Corporation and its affiliates in foreign investigations and civil antitrust class actions related to Cathode Ray Tubes.

Representation of a French automotive parts company in an internal investigation at its Japanese subsidiary for anticompetitive behavior after leniency application with US Department of Justice and other foreign competition authorities.

Successful representation of a Japanese national identified by the US Department of Justice for possible prosecution for anticompetitive behavior (DOJ indicated lack of intent to prosecute).

Represented TNK-BP Holding, Russia’s third-largest oil company, successfully obtaining dismissal of claims under the RICO Act in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.