Etsuko Hara is a partner at Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune with broad experience in the area of antitrust and corporate transactions. In the area of antitrust, she is experienced in international cases, including assisting clients on cartel investigations by the JFTC and foreign competition authorities, such as graphite electrode, auto parts, Libor and FX international cartels, as well as multinational merger filing cases, such as the merger between Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc and Life Technologies Corporation. She is also experienced in advising cross-border distribution, licence and franchise agreements. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School (LLM) and the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1998). She was admitted as a lawyer in Japan in 2001 and in New York in 2007.