Tetsuya Morimoto

Tetsuya Morimoto has earned law degrees in three different countries, and he is also a former prosecutor. He represents clients in complex litigations including various high-profile white-collar crime cases: antitrust violations, bid rigging in public procurement, unfair competition, financial crimes, tax related litigation, bribery, embezzlement, fraud, violations of the Political Funds Control Law, election law violations, environment related litigation, pharmaceutical law violations, and medical law violations. He also handles internal investigations, general corporate matters, transactional disputes, and business contracts. He is well-versed in the areas of real estate transactions, wills and estates as well. He joined Harumi-Kyowa Law Offices in 2015.

Education and Qualifications

Utrecht University, Faculty of Law (Utrecht, the Netherlands) ―2005, Master of Laws (magna cum laude)
Admitted to practice law in the State of New York, U.S.―2004
Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago, U.S.)―2003, Master of Laws
Admitted to practice law in Japan―1999
Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court (Saitama, Japan)―1997-1999
University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law (Tokyo, Japan)―1997, Bachelor of Laws

Work Experience

Tokyo District Prosecutors Office (Tokyo, Japan) ―2014-2015
Fukuoka District Prosecutors Office, Kokura Branch (Fukuoka, Japan)―2012-2014
Saitama District Prosecutors Office (Saitama, Japan) ―2010-2012
Harumi Sogo Law Offices (Tokyo, Japan) ―2005-2009
Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, L.L.P. (Washington, D.C., U.S.)―Visiting International Attorney, 2003-2004
State’s Attorney’s Office, Cook County, Illinois, U.S., Felony Trial Division (Chicago, U.S.) ― Law Clerk, 2003
Terashima Hideaki Law Offices (Tokyo, Japan) ―1999-2002


Japanese and English



Overview of U.S. Federal Criminal Procedure: Legal Responses to Criminal Prosecutions against Japanese Corporations (Shinzansha, 2005) (in Japanese).

(Research Papers and Articles)

(1) Can the Ex Post Facto Clause Save a Japanese Businessman from Extradition to California?, 24 International Enforcement Law Reporter 172 (2008) (in English).
(2) Responses to Defective Products and Criminal Negligence, 868 NBL (New Business Law) 8 (2007) (in Japanese).
(3) Externship and Legal Clinic – the USA and the Netherlands, 1 Law School Kenkyu 150 (2006) (in Japanese).
(4) Growing Industrialization and Our Damaged Planet: The Extraterritorial Application of Developed Countries’ Domestic Environmental Laws to Transnational Corporations Abroad, Utrecht Law Review, volume 1, issue 2, 134-159 (2005) (in English).
(5) Reviewing Compliance Program: Responses to Criminalization of Bribing Foreign Officials, 822 NBL (New Business Law) 4 (2005) (in Japanese).
(6) OECD Criticized Japan for Its Laxness in Implementing the Anti-Bribery Convention, 21 International Enforcement Law Reporter 249 (2005) (in English).
(7) First Japanese Denial of U.S. Extradition Request: Economic Espionage Case, 20 International Enforcement Law Reporter 288 (2004) (in English).
(8) Criminal Defense Manual for Court-appointed Counsel (Criminal Defense Committee of Tokyo Bar Association ed., 3rd ed. Gendai Jinbunsha 2002) (contributed the article as to “the procedure after the imposition of imprisonment”) (in Japanese).