David Yaegashi’s practice focuses on dispute resolution, representing clients in complex litigation and international arbitration primarily involving intellectual property matters and international business transactions. David also frequently assists companies with internal investigations and compliance matters.
David has extensive experience with intellectual property matters including patent litigation and strategy counseling in a wide variety of technologies, including automotive GPS navigation systems, vehicle safety systems, gaming devices and accessories, and pharmaceuticals. David has represented major international companies in federal district courts across the US and in the International Trade Commission.
David also represents clients in complex international commercial arbitration proceedings arising from international business transactions. He has represented clients in arbitrations under the rules of institutions such as the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR), and Centre for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCBC).
Before joining the firm, David practiced in New York focusing on US patent litigation.
David also worked for a Canadian life insurance company in Tokyo for several years as a project manager and operations manager before becoming a lawyer.