Saori Hanada is a partner at Atsumi & Sakai, working in the fields of antitrust and competition law, employment law and other corporate legal affairs. She has advised major Japanese and multinational companies on various unfair trade practice issues, and represented Japanese and multinational companies in international cartel and merger cases. She is ranked as an up-and-coming practitioner in relation to antitrust and competition law in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 and is listed in Who’s Who Legal Competition 2019. She was admitted to the Japan Federation of Bar Associations in 2000 and the New York State Bar in 2012. She graduated from Waseda University (MA in political science) and obtained an LLM from Columbia Law School.