WHO WE ARE
ROBERT W. COHEN
A 1990 graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he served on the Loyola International and
Comparative Law Review and was selected for academic excellence as a member of the St. Thomas
More Law Honor Society, Rob Cohen began his legal career as an associate in a prominent California
defense firm. After a few years representing insurance companies there, he founded his own firm, and has
since practiced civil litigation and appeals on behalf of a wide variety of clients, in California and abroad.
Mr. Cohen is a frequent visitor to Japan where he lived for the three years before law school. He speaks
and reads Japanese which, combined with his close working relationships with several leading firms and
attorneys in Japan, has lent a strong international focus to his practice.
Mr. Cohen is a member of the bar both in California and in Hawaii and is licensed to practice in several
federal district courts, courts of appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. He is certified as an
appellate law specialist by the California State Bar, Board of Specialization, and was recognized as a
California Super Lawyer® for 2012 and 2013. Since 2009, he has served as a temporary judge (Judge Pro
Tem) on part time assignments for the Los Angeles County Superior Courts.
Mariko Taenaka practices in the areas of corporate counsel, employment litigation, business litigation,
and family law. Her fluency in Japanese allows her to carefully explain cases from intake to resolution
to clients in Japanese, allowing them to understand and become comfortable with each and every step.
Ms. Taenaka also provides advice and assistance to individuals and corporations seeking to start new
businesses in California and Hawaii, handling required filings to preparing employee handbooks and
seminars to ensure legal compliance. Ms. Taenaka has been at the firm since 2008.
She also acts as corporate counsel for small to mid-sized Japanese companies, providing guidance and
assistance in all aspects in both Japanese and English, including contract drafting and review, labor and
employment issues, compliance with licenses and permits, internal disputes, and performing due diligence
for mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Taenaka graduated Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 2010 and was a staff member of the Loyola
International and Comparative Law Review. She is a member of the California and Hawaii bar, and is
licensed to practice in the Northern and Central district of California.
YOSHIE SHIRAI EENIGENBURG
Yoshie Shirai Eenigenburg graduated from Chuo University in Japan in 2001 with a Bachelor of Laws degree and from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law in 2015 with a Master of Laws degree and Graduate Certificate in Business Law. Ms. Eenigenburg was admitted to the California bar in 2016. In addition, she has over 11 years of professional experience in the apparel/fashion industry, where she worked as an assistant designer and director of product development and vice president of operations. Ms. Eenigenburg is also a California licensed real estate salesperson. As an attorney familiar with both Japanese and American business cultures, Ms. Eenigenburg brings practical knowledge, business experience, and cultural understanding to resolve business and other disputes between Japanese and U.S. companies and individuals. Ms. Eenigenburg practices in the areas of corporate and business law, civil litigation, and family law.
Ms. Ishikawa is a graduate of Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin University in Japan and worked as a paralegal in an International law office in Tokyo. She has been with the firm since 1996. She holds a certificate in Business Administration from the UCLA Extension and has completed courses in legal assistant training.
Ms. Ishikawa has extensive experience preparing for assisting attorneys in civil litigation, business law
and family law matters, jury trials and appeals. Based in Los Angeles, she frequently travels to Japan for
client development and case assistance.
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