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Edward H. Takashima

Los Angeles

t: 310.752.2408
f: 310.752.2490
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Areas of Practice




Crisis Management and Government Response

Global Investigations and White Collar Defense

Intellectual Property


University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 2009; Order of the Coif; American Jurisprudence Awards (Torts, Employment Law); Co-Editor-in-Chief, Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law

Pomona College, B.A., with honors, Public Policy Analysis/Politics, 2002; Russell M. Story Prize


Hon. Philip S. Gutierrez, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2013-2014



District of Columbia

United States District Courts: Central District of California

Edward Takashima represents companies and individuals in complex litigation across a number of substantive areas, including antitrust, intellectual property, and general commercial disputes.  

Representative matters include: 

  • Defending a major private label manufacturer against patent infringement claims, and asserting antitrust counterclaims. 
  • Representing the owners of the only major privately-owned border crossing in the United States in their efforts to protect their rights to build a new span to their bridge. 
  • Representing an investment bank in an interpleader dispute concerning the termination of a credit default swap during the financial crisis.    
  • Representing plaintiffs asserting antitrust claims against a foreign price-fixing conspiracy in an appeal before the Third Circuit. 

In addition to his litigation work, Mr. Takashima has counseled clients through federal and state government investigations.  

Mr. Takashima joined the firm in 2009, and re-joined the firm in 2014 after completing a clerkship in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Before attending law school, he worked in public policy development and political campaigns.