Jin is a member of Butler Snow’s Drug and Device Litigation Practice Group. He handles matters from nationwide product liability MDLs and medical misadventure actions to personal pro bono matters. He wears many hats, drafting and arguing motions, reviewing medical records and engineering documents, taking depositions, managing deadlines and tasks, and coordinating team members. He is a Japanese native speaker and helps lead Butler Snow’s efforts to promote Japanese economic and cultural exchange, support the Asian-Pacific Islander community, and advance diversity and inclusion.

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Narrative Bio

Jin brings to projects a wide range of experience and knowledge. At Vanderbilt Law School, he was the Editor in Chief of the nationally-ranked technology law journal, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law. In that role, he led a 50-person team in producing a large volume of well-cited academic scholarship and organizing a legal symposium attracting over two hundred attendees.

Prior to law school, Jin spent two years as an associate consultant in the Tokyo office of Bain & Company, where he researched, analyzed, and advised a U.S. technology company on various aspects of its growth and cost optimization strategy. For six years, he was a production manager on international film shoots, coordinating cross-border teams in a variety of remote locations.

Jin has a Bachelor of Science in computer science, with a specialty in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Not only is he versed in this cutting-edge scientific field, authoring two articles in the last two years on the subject, he is comfortable quickly familiarizing himself with all kinds of technical matters.

One of Jin’s passions is to help promote the growth of the Asian American business and legal communities. He is a board member of the Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He is a native Japanese speaker and associate member of the United States-Japan Council. He is actively involved with the Japan-America Society of Tennessee, where he helps promote economic and cultural exchange between Japan and Tennessee. He is a committed member of the Nashville Bar Association’s Diversity Committee. He is also deeply involved with Butler Snow’s recruiting committee.

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2020
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Eastern, Middle, Western

Education & Honors

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2020
    • Editor in Chief, VANDERBILT JOURNAL OF ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY LAW
    • Dean’s List
    • Scholastic Excellence Award in Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law (awarded by Professor Daniel Gervais)
    • Scholastic Excellence Award in Introduction to Accounting (awarded by Professor Teresa Sebastian)
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • Legal Volunteer, Vanderbilt Medical-Legal Partnership
    • Legal Volunteer, Legal Aid Society Street Law
    • Ambassadors at Vanderbilt Law School
    • Moot Court
    • Mock Trial
  • Columbia University, B.S., Computer Science, 2009
    • Dean’s List
    • Treasurer, Columbia Japan Society
    • Columbia University Translating and Tutoring Agency
    • Columbia Debate Society

Experience

  • Jin argued and won a motion to dismiss a health care liability action against a hospital in Tennessee state court.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Speaker, "Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: How We Got Here and the Laws That Impacted Our Journey," Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association, May 20, 2022.
  • ​Co-Author, "Looking Beyond the Pandemic – AI and Digital Health Kick into Warp Speed," Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 14, No. 2, June 2021.
  • Organizer, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law’s Annual Symposium, Can Law Free Us from Technology’s “Spheres of Influence”, February 2020.
  • Author, Sharing the Costs of Artificial Intelligence: Universal No-Fault Social Insurance for Personal Injuries, 21 VAND. J. ENT. & TECH. L. 1155 (2019).