Kazuyasu Shiraishi is a partner at TMI Associates. He graduated from Waseda University in 1996. He was registered as an attorney in Japan in 2003. Upon completion of a course of study in intellectual property at the University of Washington, School of Law in 2013, from September 2013 to May 2014 he trained at US law firms in Seattle, Washington. He also worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2014. He has over five years of experience being seconded to a major Japanese telecommunication carrier, and is experienced not only in the areas of IT and cybersecurity (information security), but also in a wide array of legal fields such as general corporate legal affairs, litigation, risk management, etc.