Monika Oyama is an integral member of the firm's Japan practice, representing Japanese corporations and their U.S. subsidiaries throughout North America in all stages of business. She is fully bilingual in Japanese and English and her understanding of American and Japanese business and culture is invaluable to the clients she counsels.
Monika's corporate practice focuses on cross-border and domestic business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, dissolutions and liquidations, financing transactions, joint ventures, minority investments, private placements, and counseling on CFIUS matters. She has hands-on experience advising on and submitting declarations under the final CFIUS regulations that went into effect in February 2020.
Monika is Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice and she counsels clients on various trademark, copyright, software, privacy, and other intellectual property matters. As a member of the firm’s Commercial, Competition & Trade practice, she regularly advises on a myriad of commercial transactions, including sales representative and distributorship relationships involving the development, manufacture, and sale of goods, services, and technology, manufacturing and supply arrangements, and consulting services, warehousing and OEM agreements, and equipment leases.
Monika represents clients operating in many different industries including automotive, energy, food and beverage, textile and fashion, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, industrial machinery manufacturing, transportation, consumer products and software. She makes it a point to learn about each client’s industry, as well as their specific business objectives, in order to help them achieve their goals.
Monika leads the Visiting Attorney Program at the firm. She is actively involved in a number of Japanese organizations, including serving as Vice Chair of the Chicago Mita-kai (Keio University alumni group). She is also a Chair of the Committee of International Law of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, as well as a delegate of the 2020-2021 Emerging Leaders Program of the U.S.-Japan Council.