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Edwin Whatley

Edwin Whatley leads the Firm's Tax Practice Group in Tokyo and is highly experienced in both US and Japanese tax law. He is recognized as a leader in his field by the Asia Pacific Legal 500, ITR World Tax and Chambers Asia. Edwin has authored numerous articles on US and Japanese tax and regularly speaks on tax matters at international conferences and seminars. He is actively involved in pro bono work, including assistance on various matters to the California, Georgia and Tokyo Bar Association. Prior to joining the Tokyo office, he worked in the Firm's San Francisco practice.

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