I am a Managing Partner and General Counsel at SoftBank Investment Advisers, based in Silicon Valley. Prior to this, I was a partner in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices of DLA Piper, a global law firm. My career has been focused on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and I previously worked in London for four years and in Tokyo for seven years. I am a graduate of the University of Chicago, where I majored in political science (with a focus on international relations), and New York University School of Law. I also studied at Waseda University in Tokyo and University of Amsterdam School of Law.