Mariko Morita is a senior associate at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto and is admitted to practise in Japan and New York. She has broad experience in advising corporate personnel on employment matters, both domestically and internationally, and in handling labour and employment disputes, including dismissals, harassment, job assignments and claims for overtime payment, in addition to a broad range of domestic and international lawsuits and arbitrations. Backed up by her experience of working at Epstein Becker & Green, a US law employment law firm, and at the ADR Unit of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, her advice to international entities is always supported by her deep understanding of employment regulations in other countries. She earned her LLB from the University of Tokyo (2005), JD from the law school of the University of Tokyo (2007) and LLM from New York University School of Law. She was recently seconded to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, where she was engaged in making government rules regarding self-employed workers and freelancers.