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Steve Yamaguchi

Steve Yamaguchi

Lecturer in Law

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Telephone: (213) 740-7922
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: November 8, 2017




Steve Yamaguchi is university counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at USC and handles a wide variety of business transactions, contract negotiations and dispute resolution matters for various schools, departments and institutes within the university. He teaches reviewing and negotiating business contracts at USC Gould School of Law.  

Prior to joining USC, Yamaguchi practiced in Los Angeles and Tokyo with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP and also worked for the Tokyo law firm of Komatsu & Koma.

Yamaguchi holds a BA in Political Science and Japanese from Stanford University and a JD from Columbia Law School with a certificate in International Law.

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