Aya Kobori

Counsel, New York

Biography

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.