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Jeffrey Martino, Chief Director, US Department of Justice Antitrust Division
In January 2014, Jeff Martino became Chief of the New York Office of the Antitrust Division. He rejoined the Antitrust Division after serving for three years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona. While in Arizona, Jeff served first as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, during which time he conducted eight jury trials and numerous pretrial hearings in complex matters. He was then appointed Chief of the Office’s Financial Crime and Public Integrity Section. Jeff started his career in the Antitrust Division’s New York Office in 2002 though the Attorney General’s Honors Program.

Supervisory Special Agent Ren McEachern has worked in law enforcement since 1995 and entered on duty with the FBI in 2005. Supervisory Special Agent McEachern is an FBI certified subject matter expert in international corruption and has served in Tampa, Boston, and the Washington Field Office.

In 2013, Supervisory Special Agent McEachern was selected to the FBI’s International Corruption Unit where he managed the FBI’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) global investigations program and helped architect the newly formed FBI International Corruption Squads based in Washington, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, San Francisco, Boston and New Orleans.
Currently, Supervisory Special Agent McEachern supervises the Washington Field Office International Corruption Squad with a focus on FCPA, International Money Laundering, Kleptocracy and Antitrust investigations. Supervisory Special Agent McEachern is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Dr. Akira Inoue is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Tokyo office, handling cross-border antitrust cases for over a decade. He is highly respected for antitrust and competition matters, with the government frequently seeking his opinion on competition policy. He has authored various articles and presented at numerous events on the subject.  Dr. Inoue has been a steering committee member of the Global Antitrust Group’s Abuse of Dominance Task Force and the Antitrust Group of the Tokyo office.

He is recognized by Chambers Asia as a “Leading Individual” in antitrust practice.

Mr. Hiroshi Kimeda’s main areas of practice are Corporate Crisis Management and Litigation at Nishimura & Asahi
As for Corporate Crisis Management, he has extensive experience in corporate scandal cases including window-dressing, misrepresentation of financial statements, insider trading, antitrust (bid rigging, price cartels, and abuse of dominant position), product defects, misleading representations of products, divulging confidential information, bribery, political funding, money laundering, breach of industrial regulations, and factory accidents. In these types of cases he has high expertise on the issues of internal investigation, third party committee investigations, defending against criminal and administrative investigations, public relations, rebuilding compliance systems, reforming corporate governance, and handling the related civil litigation. He also serves as an outside whistleblower hotline channel for a number of companies. As for litigation, he has considerable experience in tax disputes, shareholders disputes, and other types of corporate litigation.

Mr. Kaku Hirao’s main practice area is corporate crisis management and litigation at Nishimura & Asahi. He is also highly knowledgeable and experienced on matters involving foreign investigations and regulatory authorities. He has dealt with many cases in relation to investigations by the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission, Japanese Fair Trade Commission and Japanese Public Prosecutor’s Offices, etc., as well as foreign authorities such as the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also dealt with a variety of cases such as misconduct by executives and employees, violation of environmental regulations, etc. In addition to the cases which require emergency responses, he has advised many companies to build effective whistle blowing systems and anti-bribery compliance programs, and has assisted with due diligence procedures from the compliance perspective.

Kate Chan is the Regional Managing Director for KrolLDiscovery Asia Pacific. Kate has over 9 years of experience advising and servicing lawyers and their clients in the management of evidence through the use of technology in cross border litigation, regulatory review, and investigations.  Kate has advised on multi-jurisdiction antitrust, fraud and corruption matters across Greater China, Southeast Asia and Japan, which involved computer forensics, ediscovery, document review, and consulting services.