The Japanese pharmaceutical company is seeking to buy U.S. cancer drug maker Astex.
The Japanese automaker has moved to strike evidence from an expert who claims that problems in the electronic throttle control system source code was to blame for unintended acceleration by Toyota vehicles.
Edward Johnson was Paul Hastings' Tokyo managing partner from 2006 to 2009.
Jurors in Los Angeles heard opening statements Thursday in the first bellwether trial against Toyota Motor Corp. over acceleration defects.
Mangyo Kinoshita, a mergers and acquisitions lawyer, joins from O'Melveny & Myers.
A U.S. federal judge approved last Friday a $1.6 billion settlement between Toyota Motor Corp. and consumers of its vehicles who claimed economic losses because of the company's sudden acceleration recalls.
The Japanese company is reportedly seeking to raise capital to make up for that wiped away by its 2011 accounting fraud scandal.
Lawyers in the Japanese market say cultural differences and an inability to attract the best local talent has hurt many international firms' efforts to build bengoshi practices and compete with the top local firms.
Chris Mizumoto was previously an associate in the Tokyo office of DLA Piper.
The shifting market, a series of departures and leadership changes—in the U.S. as well as Asia—have raised questions about the firm's Asia strategy. But chairman Bradley Butwin insists that O'Melveny's commitment to Asia is as strong as it ever was.