John M. Iino

Partner

Education

  • University of Southern California Law School, 1987, J.D., Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Southern California Law Review
  • Pomona College, 1984, B.A., Economics

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • California

Languages

  • Japanese

John is the Managing Partner of Reed Smith's Los Angeles office and Global Co-Chair of the firm's Japan Business Team. He has substantial experience representing U.S., Asian, Canadian and multinational companies in a wide variety of corporate, financial and commercial transactions, including private placements and public offerings, private equity transactions, cross-border financings, venture capital financings, secured loan financings, federal (SEC) and state securities regulations, foreign private issuer regulation, strategic alliances, joint ventures, technology, licensing and distribution arrangements, asset and stock acquisitions (M&A), and corporate governance matters.

In 2010, John became the first Asian American to serve on Reed Smith's Executive Committee and Senior Management Team.

Employment History

  • 2003 - Reed Smith
    • Managing Partner, Los Angeles office (2012 - present)
    • Co-Chair, Japan Business Team (2011 - present)
    • Executive Committee and Senior Management Team (2010 - 2011)
    • Global Chair, Business & Finance Department (2010 - 2011)
    • Vice-Chair, Business & Finance Department (2009)
    • Chair, Corporate & Securities Practice Group (2006 - 2008)
  • 2001 - Crosby Heafey Roach & May (combined with Reed Smith in 2003)
  • 1997 - Brand Farrar & Buxbaum
  • 1988 - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Clerkships

  • Honorable J. Spencer Letts, U.S. District Court - Central District of California

Honors & Awards

  • Named, One of the Nation's Most Influential Minority Attorneys, Lawyers of Color (2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Councilors, USC Gould School of Law
  • Board of Governors, USC Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors, USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association

Notable Quotes

  • "Japanese companies pursue mid-market deals" Daily Journal 7 January 2013