NEW YORK - Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Tadashi Okamoto has joined the firm as a partner in the Global Corporate Group in the New York office. Formerly with Morrison & Foerster LLP, Okamoto has worked extensively with clients on debt and equity securities offerings and other capital markets transactions, including representation of both issuers and underwriters.

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“Tadashi is a high energy, entrepreneurial attorney, with considerable experience representing clients in both domestic and international capital markets transactions,” said Matthew Petersen, co-leader of the firm’s Global Corporate Group. “His experience and energy will be a strong addition to our capital markets practice in New York.”

A native of Japan, Okamoto is fluent in Japanese and has experience in both New York and Tokyo markets. He focuses his practice on securities and financings, assisting issuers, sponsors, agents, dealers and underwriters with various domestic and international transactions, including IPOs, equity, investment-grade and high-yield debt, convertible debt, securitized products, derivative and balance sheet restructuring transactions. In addition, Okamoto represents emerging companies and venture capital funds as well as investors on various matters such as fundraising and investment activities and helps clients with restructuring needs. He also assists clients in the FinTech sector with development of asset trading platforms and token offerings.

According to Okamoto, Reed Smith’s presence in both domestic and international markets coupled with his background makes for a mutually good fit.