Phoenix Managing Partner Bryce Suzuki has been selected by the U.S.-Japan Council as a member the 10-person Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD). The program provides the opportunity for a select group of Japanese American leaders from across the United States to travel to Japan to engage with Japanese leaders in the business, government, academic, nonprofit and cultural sectors.

Founded in 2000, JALD aims to strengthen and diversify U.S.-Japan relations by building people-to-people relationships with Japanese leaders from various sectors. Suzuki will join the delegation in March as it travels to Japan to meet with several business leaders as well as a member of the imperial family and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 

At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Suzuki provides strategic business and dispute resolution assistance to a diverse range of lenders, companies and business owners dealing with insolvency issues. In addition, he advises businesses in the field of cryptocurrency (bitcoin), blockchain and related technologies.

Among his numerous professional commitments, he has served as a member of the Executive Board of TMA Global, the national co-chair of the Restructuring and Bankruptcy Committee for the National Asian Pacific Bar Association, a past chair of the Arizona State Bar’s Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law, and as past president of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association.

You can read more about JALD and the 2019 delegation members on the organization’s website.