The Japanese firm is planning to open offices in Singapore, Shanghai, and Nagoya.
The private equity giant bought the company three years ago for less than half the sale price.
David Case was previously a partner in the Tokyo office of White & Case.
The Japanese government is selling part of its stake in Japan Tobacco, a former state monopoly and the world's third largest cigarette maker, to fund reconstruction associated with the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Toyota says its problems with sudden unintended acceleration are in the rearview mirror, but newly disclosed documents raise questions that experts say have not yet been answered.
A strong yen helped fuel a record volume of overseas acquisitions by Japanese companies last year. But what happens now that the Japanese government is pushing for a weaker currency?
Tony Grundy, who joined Morrison & Foerster's Tokyo office in 2008 after two decades as a Linklaters partner, is now joining the Singapore office of Japan's Mori Hamada & Matsumoto as a senior of counsel.
Japanese financial services company Orix Corp. is buying a majority stake in the asset management unit of Holland's Rabobank.
The move comes as both Japanese companies are facing staggering losses and a tough competitive environment.
The national security review is the biggest single hurdle to many Chinese investments in the U.S., but many in China think the process is unfair.