Mariko Morita

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Mariko Morita:Awards

Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™

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Mariko Morita:News

Public Service
Report released by the “Study Group on Standardization of Transactions concerning Specified Contractors Entrusted with Services” of Japan Fair Trade Commission in which Mariko Morita is involved
Public Service
Firm's lawyers submit a report for "Research on Securing Human Resources for Start-ups" commissioned by METI for FY 2023
Public Service
Mariko Morita gave a lecture at Senshu University School of Law as a guest speaker

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Mariko Morita:Publications

"In-House View: Diversity and Inclusion – The LGBTQ Rights Movement in Japan"
Magazine Article
"Annual Summary of Labor-Related Court Decisions and Orders (2023 Edition)"
Book Article
"Handbook for Labor Dispute Resolution (Revised Edition)"

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Mariko Morita:Research Reports

Mariko Morita:Other


  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2005)
  • The University of Tokyo, School of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • New York University Law School (LL.M, 2014)
  • with a law firm in New York City (Employment Law Team) (2014-2015)
  • with ADR Unit, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2016-2017)
  • Seconded to the Employment Environment and Equal Employment Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (2019-2021)

Major Activities

  • Deputy Director-General of Japan Association of Arbitrators (2009-2013)
  • Children's Rights Committee, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (2009-2013)
  • Labor Issue Committee, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (2021-)
  • Member of the Council on Manufacturing Contract Business Improvement and Promotion (Project Commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) (2021-)
  • Participated as an academic in working-level hearings (three meetings in total) in preparation for the Q&A summary (consisting of three series) regarding the "Criteria for Division of Worker Dispatching Undertakings and Business Conducted by Contract" (No. 37 Notification) of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (2021)
  • Member of "Society for Research Concerning Mitigation of Public Assistance Workloads at Welfare Offices in the Future" (Social Welfare Promotion Project 2021, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) (2021-2022)
  • Member of "Committee for Regulation on Trading Concerning Enterprises Certified for Specific Entrustment," Japan Fair Trade Commission (2023-)
  • Guest Lecturer at Senshu University School of Law (2023)

Practice Group

  • Employment & Labor Law Practice Group
  • International Dispute Resolution Practice Group
  • Litigation Practice Group
  • Tourism Practice Group

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2008; New York, 2015
Daini-Tokyo Bar Association
New York State Bar Association