Sachiko Ichikawa

Partner Lawyer, Tanabe & Partners
Outside Director, Tokyo Electron Limited
Outside Director, Olympus Corporation
Director, Sony Education Foundation

After graduating from the Law Department of Tokyo University, Ms. Ichikawa entered Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank.  Upon obtaining accreditation as a lawyer, she entered Tanabe & Partners, where she was active as a specialist in Labor Law issues, counseling corporate clients. After obtaining a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University Law School, she became a member of the New York Bar Association. Since returning to Tanabe & Partners, she has served as a counsel representing the defense in a number of securities fraud lawsuits demanding damages compensation. She has expertise and understanding regarding the enormous impact that inadequate internal controls can have on companies, and the board leadership that is essential after they been discovered in crisis situations.

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