Junji Yamanaka is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, one of the largest law firms in Japan. His practice focuses on real property securitisation and other structured finance transactions. He also advises many Japanese and non-Japanese clients on financing matters. He worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Los Angeles as a visiting international attorney from 2005 to 2006. He graduated with an LLM from Duke University School of Law in 2005 and with an LLB from the University of Tokyo in 1998. He was admitted to the Japan Bar in 2000 and the New York Bar in 2006.