Kimiko Takeda Fields is counsel in Mayer Brown’s New York office and a member of the Corporate & Securities practice. With over 20 years of legal experience, she advises Japanese corporations and their US subsidiaries on general corporate issues, cross-border transactions, banking and investment management regulatory matters and disputes in the United States. Her practice also includes counseling Japanese corporations doing business in the United States on other issues affecting their US operations, such as employment and immigration matters. A native speaker of Japanese, Kimiko assists clients navigate through the challenges of doing business in the United States that are compounded by the legal and cultural differences between Japan and the United States.

Kimiko was previously a member of the Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions practice at a global law firm. Prior to that, she was in-house counsel at a global asset management firm and served as an officer of numerous mutual funds. Kimiko regularly speaks at employee training seminars addressing Japanese executives, and she has spoken at seminars on other issues, including cybersecurity and corporate law considerations for venture capital start-ups.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Japanese


Wellesley College, BA, cum laude

Duke University, JD


  • New York