Butler Snow attorney Jin Yoshikawa has been selected to participate in the 13th annual Emerging Leaders Program of the U.S.-Japan Council. The U.S.-Japan Council is a non-profit organization incorporated in the United States and Japan, whose purpose is to strengthen the U.S.-Japan bilateral relationship. The year-long emerging leaders program identifies, cultivates, and empowers Japanese American leaders aged 24 to 35 through leadership education, designing and implementing original USJC programming, and establishing powerful professional connections and lifelong personal friendships.
As part of his participation, Yoshikawa will attend the USJC’s Annual Conference in Tokyo in October. Past speakers include political, economic, and cultural leaders such as President Joe Biden, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Takeshi Uchiyamada, chairman of the board of directors of Toyota Motor Corporation. This year’s speakers include Jun Sawada, chairman of NTT Corporation; Hironori Kamezawa, president of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group; Sylvester Turner, mayor of Houston, Texas; Carissa Moore, 2020 gold medalist in surfing; Governor David Ige of Hawaii; Katrina Lake, founder of Stitch Fix; among others. Learn more about the program by clicking here.
Yoshikawa is a member of Butler Snow’s Drug and Device Litigation practice and is based in the Nashville office. He handles matters from nationwide product liability MDLs and healthcare liability actions to individual pro bono matters. He wears many hats, drafting and arguing motions, analyzing medical records and engineering documents, taking depositions, and supporting and coordinating large litigation teams.
One of Yoshikawa’s passions is to help promote the growth of the Asian American business and legal communities. He is a Japanese native speaker and helps lead Butler Snow’s efforts to facilitate Japanese economic and cultural exchange, support the Asian-Pacific Islander community, and advance diversity and inclusion. Yoshikawa is an associate of the U.S.-Japan Council, a board member of the Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association and an active member of the Japan-America Society of Tennessee, where he helps strengthen Japan-Tennessee relations. He is a committed member of the Nashville Bar Association’s Diversity Committee and is involved with Butler Snow’s recruiting committee.
Yoshikawa received his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law. He received his bachelor of science from Columbia University.