Sachiyo Miller focuses her practice on employment litigation and general employment law and commercial matters. Her litigation experience includes drafting research memoranda, demand letters, discovery documents, deposition questions, mediation briefs, pleadings and motions. Notably, Sachiyo successfully second-chaired a seven week trial involving breach of contract, whistleblower retaliation, wrongful termination and breach of fiduciary duty claims. In her employment practice, she has experience drafting employment handbooks, sexual harassment training materials, and reasonable accommodations guidelines and legislative updates on California’s employment laws.
Sachiyo immigrated from Japan to the U.S. as an adult and, having worked for a semiconductor and communication devices manufacturer in Nagoya, Japan, she understands Japanese business culture. With her extensive exposure to both Japanese and U.S. cultures, Sachiyo is able to effectively communicate with clients, including reviewing Japanese documents and conducting settlement negotiations in Japanese. Before joining Masuda Funai, she was an associate attorney for a firm in Southern California and she served as a Law Clerk with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at the Los Angeles District Office. Prior to law school, Sachiyo worked as a paralegal for an immigration law firm in Torrance, assisting Japanese companies and individuals with their visas, green cards and citizenship applications.
Sachiyo volunteers for various non-profit organizations impacting Japanese and Japanese Americans such as the Japan America Society of Southern California, Orange County Japanese America Association, and Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California.