With more than 40 years of experience, David T. Miyamoto represents and advises primarily Asia-based multinational clients in national and international court actions, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

David’s practice focuses on the resolution of disputes arising from international business transactions in the high technology sector, distribution and licensing, financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and real estate. He has handled numerous intellectual property cases involving optical display technology, medical devices, biotechnologies, and computer hardware and software. David has extensive experience in extraterritorial discovery, application of cross-jurisdictional and conflict of laws principles, and coordination of multilocation international litigation.

David regularly represents clients in complex international arbitration proceedings brought under the rules of institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, Korea Commercial Arbitration Board and International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). He has enforced international arbitration awards under both the Federal Arbitration Act and the Hague Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.

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  • Acting as co-lead counsel for an Asia-based biotech company in an international arbitration brought against one of the largest medical device companies in North America. The arbitrator found the respondent wrongfully failed to consummate an acquisition and issued an arbitral award granting the claimant US$82 million in damages and the return of its intellectual property rights.
  • Serving on the trial team for an Ivy League university in a patent infringement case against one of the world’s largest computer manufacturers, in which the jury returned a verdict of more than US$180 million based on application of the “entire market value rule.”
  • Acting as lead damage counsel for a preeminent Korea-based electronics conglomerate on a series of patent infringement cases involving flat-screen television technologies.
  • Serving as lead arbitration counsel in ICC proceedings held in Paris, Hawaii, Vancouver and New York on disputes involving nuclear power plant HVAC technology, software development and localization, exclusive licenses for construction technologies in the Middle East and wine distribution in Japan.    
  • Advising the board of directors of an Asia-based automobile manufacturer on the restructuring of its North America-based distribution network.


  • University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1981
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., cum laude, 1978


  • California, 1981


  • U.S. Ct. of App., Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., C. Dist. of California
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of California
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of California
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of New York
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of Texas

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, International Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • Past co-chair, International Arbitration Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 in Dispute resolution – International firms and joint ventures, Japan
  • Numerous seminars and symposiums on topics related to international arbitration, litigation and dispute resolution

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