PROFESSIONALS

Masanobu HARA


Practice Area


Specialized / Other Practice Area

Product Liability / Product Safety and the Recall of Products

Education

Boston University School of Law (LL.M.,2013)
Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2004-2005)
Keio University (LL.B., 2004)

Admission

New York (2014)
Japan (2005)

Experience

TMI Associates (Associate, 2007-2016; Partner, 2017-Present)
Academic Adviser at Keio Law School (2006-2007)
Asahi and Koma Law Office (2005-2007)

Languages

Japanese / English

Memberships

Tokyo Bar Association
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Articles & Publications

2019/04/23 ARTICLE “Explanation on ‘Work-Style Reform’ for Legal Staff (Vol. 31) – Industrial Safety and Health”
2019/04/02 ARTICLE “Comparative Legal Guide Product Liability (Japan)”
2018/10/19 ARTICLE “[Guidance on Laws and Regulations] The Amendments to the Consumer Contract Act (Act No. 54 of 2018)”
2018/10/01 ARTICLE “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (Japan)”
2018/06/21 ARTICLE “Effective Responses to Quality Fraud – Points to Note Regarding Prevention of Occurrence and Reoccurrence, as Shown in Matters Indicated in Search Reports”
2017/10/01 ARTICLE “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (Japan)”
2017/03/01 ARTICLE “Interview with a Business Lawyer: How to Win a Case – Matters Which Responsible Persons Should Engage in – In Light of Recent Professional Practices Regarding Civil Litigation (Vol.3 / Fin.)”
2017/02/01 ARTICLE “Interview with a Business Lawyer: How to Win a Case – Matters Which Responsible Persons Should Engage in – In Light of Recent Professional Practices Regarding Civil Litigation (Vol.2)”
2017/01/01 ARTICLE “Interview with a Business Lawyer: How to Win a Case – Matters Which Responsible Persons Should Engage in – In Light of Recent Professional Practices Regarding Civil Litigation”
2016/09/01 ARTICLE “Lexis AS ONE Compliance Manager”
2015/05/22 ARTICLE “Important Points in Addressing Recalls of Consumer Products and Recall Expenses Claims”
ARTICLE “Q&As on the Amended Companies Act and How to Deal with them in Legal Practice I – Amended Clauses related to Corporate Governance”
2012/02/01 BOOK “The Professional Practice of a Civil Litigation Representative [I] Filing an Action”
2011/07/31 BOOK “Legal Consultation for Companies Regarding the Earthquake Disaster and Recovery from the Disaster -Based on the Experiences of the Great East Japan Earthquake-”
BOOK A book, in whose authorship Attorney Masanobu Hara and Attorney Junki Kosaka participated, was published by Seirin Shoin.
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Seminars & Lectures

2019/09/03EXTERNAL “Burden of Recall Expenses Due to Product Failure – Focusing on Lawsuits and Negotiations Claiming Recall Expenses based on Product Liability (the Product Liability Act)”
2018/10/22EXTERNAL “Burden of Recall Expenses Due to Product Failure – Focusing on Lawsuits and Negotiations Claiming Recall Expenses based on Product Liability (the Product Liability Act)”
2018/09/03EXTERNAL “Product Safety and Product Liability / Recall Issues in Food-Related Industries and Measures to Be Taken by Companies”
2018/07/09EXTERNAL Open Seminar: “Product Safety and Measures to Be Taken by Companies – What Is Happening in the Market Now? – Vol. 2 Legal Issues Regarding Recalls / Measures to Be Taken by Companies”
2018/04/13EXTERNAL “Burden of Recall Expenses Due to Product Failure – Focusing on Lawsuits and Negotiations Claiming Recall Expenses based on Product Liability (the Product Liability Act)”
2017/10/18EXTERNAL “Civil Suits, Negotiation and Legal Prevention Strategies for Legal Department Staff – Focusing on Lawsuits and Negotiations Claiming Recall Expenses based on Product Liability (the Product Liability Act)”
2017/09/14EXTERNAL “Thorough Consideration of the Legal Risks of Product Safety Measures and Responses to Consumers: Checking the Frameworks for Compliance with the Laws and Regulations for Enterprises Manufacturing and Selling Consumer Products (Four Sessions)”
2017/03/02EXTERNAL “Civil Suits, Negotiation and Legal Prevention Strategies for Legal Department Staff – Focusing on Lawsuits and Negotiations Claiming Recall Expenses based on Product Liability (the Product Liability Act)”
2016/06/09EXTERNAL “Civil Suits, Negotiation and Legal Prevention Strategies for Legal Department Staff – Focusing on Lawsuits and Negotiations Claiming Recall Expenses based on Product Liability (the Product Liability Act)”
2016/02/12EXTERNAL “Civil Suits, Negotiation and Legal Prevention Strategies for Legal Department Staff – Focusing on Lawsuits and Negotiations Claiming Recall Expenses based on Product Liability (the Product Liability Act)”
2015/08/28EXTERNAL “Civil Suits, Negotiation and Legal Prevention Strategies for Legal Department Staff – Focusing on Lawsuits and Negotiations Claiming Recall Expenses based on Product Liability (the Product Liability Act)”
2015/04/28EXTERNAL “Civil Suits and Negotiation Strategies for Legal Department Staff – Focusing on Lawsuits Claiming Recall Expenses based on Product Liability”
2014/10/03EXTERNAL “Civil Suits and Negotiation Strategies for Legal Department Staff – Focusing on Lawsuits and Negotiations Claiming Recall Expenses based on Product Liability”