Virginia, US

Mari is an Associate with the Japanese Business Group in the firm’s New York office. She assists U.S.-based Japanese companies and multinational corporate clients in both nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters. Mari has experience representing clients of various sizes and industries, including manufacturing, technology, finance, construction, energy, research and development, and nonprofit organizations.

While in law school, Mari was Research Editor of the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy and worked in the Advocacy Clinic, where she provided legal assistance with U visa, VAWA, and asylum matters. She also served as a Policy Clerk for Refugee Family Services in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Mari speaks English and Japanese.


University of Tennessee, College of Law | J.D., 2011
International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan | B.A., 2008
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007


Safe Haven Award, Immigration Equality, 2016

University of Tennessee College of Law Diversity Scholarship, 2008 to 2011

Tennessee Association of Public Interest Law Fellowship, 2010

Kolwyck Equal Access to Justice Fellowship, 2010

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York, New Jersey, Tennessee

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, New York State Bar Association