Announcements George Pierce, Former General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Toyota Tsusho America, Inc, Joins Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP August 26, 2023 Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP is pleased to announce that George Pierce has joined our firm as Special Counsel. Appointed to ZEK’s Litigation and Cyber Security Practices, Mr. Pierce has substantial experience in providing legal services related to complex litigation, corporate governance, labor and employment, bankruptcy, international trade, regulatory compliance, and cyber security matters. With over four decades of experience working with Japanese corporations and Japanese owned subsidiary corporations, Mr. Pierce, who will be based in ZEK’s New York office, has largely focused on avoiding and resolving legal issues in the United States by bridging the understanding and expectations gap arising from significant differences between the law and legal systems in Japan and in America through consultation with clients in both English and Japanese. 日本語でのご相談もお受けします。 Mr. Pierce has spoken on labor and employment issues at meetings of the American Bar Association, the International Section of the New York State Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the Asian American Bar Association, as well as the Practicing Law Institute, the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, and the Japan Society. He has also spoken at various webinars and CLE programs sponsored by Thomson Reuters, West LegalEd Center regarding cyber security matters, and at the Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare annual symposium and has co-taught sessions of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law Cyber Security Certificate Program.