Junko Suetomi is a partner at Baker McKenzie Tokyo. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in the WTO Dispute Settlement Division of the Economic Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has also worked for a global law firm in Washington, DC and New York, and served as a court-appointed defense attorney in numerous criminal cases. Junko is recognized as a leading lawyer by Marquis Who’s Who, Asia Business Law Journal, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal and other legal directories. She served as president from 2019 to 2021 and is now vice-chairman of the Tokyo Bar Association’s human rights committee and a part-time lecturer at Waseda University. From 2016 to 2019, she served as a legal adviser in the Trade Remedies Affairs Office of Japan’s Ministry of Finance, Tariff and Legal Policy Division, Customs and Tariff Bureau. She has been a bar examiner for the Ministry of Justice since November 2020. She has since March 13, 2019, she is an expert member of the Ministry’s Council on Customs, Tariffs, Foreign Exchange and Other Transactions. She has been an expert member of the Funds Settlement System Working Group of the Financial Services Agency’s Financial System Council since October 11, 2021. She also holds a Certificate in Business Analytics from the Harvard Business Analytics Program ( March 2021).