Glenn Newman

Adjunct Professor


Glenn Newman is a principal of Newman Law Office. Newman founded Newman Law Office in 2003, representing North American (primarily Silicon Valley) and east Asian (primarily Japanese) companies in a wide range of cross-border transactions and disputes including technology and software licensing; product and professional service sales; OEM, agency, and other distribution and marketing agreements; joint development and other strategic alliance agreements; outsourcing agreements; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; the formation of offshore entities; employment agreements and dismissals; dispute resolution counseling and management; and the development of legal, intellectual property, contracting, regulatory compliance, and other company policies and programs. Newman Law Office frequently partners with counsel in Japan, China and other jurisdictions to offer clients added all necessary local legal support.

Prior to establishing Newman Law Office, Newman was an attorney in the Chicago and Tokyo offices of Baker & McKenzie. In Chicago, Newman advised Japanese companies operating in the United States on corporate, commercial, and regulatory issues. He also had a commercial litigation practice and regularly appeared in state and federal courts in Illinois. In Tokyo, he advised foreign companies operating in Japan on corporate, commercial, licensing, regulatory and dispute resolution matters and continued to advise Japanese companies on U.S. legal issues. Subsequently, he was Asia general counsel for Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CDNS), based in Cadence’s Tokyo office.

Mr. Newman co-teaches with Professor Kozo Yabe a course on Doing Business in Japan at the University of Illinois College of Law.  Mr. Newman also teaches a course on international law and ethics as an adjunct professor at Portland State University’s School of Business Administration (Master of International Management and MBA Programs). While resident in Tokyo, Newman was an adjunct professor of law at Temple University Japan in Tokyo, instructing U.S. law students and Japanese legal professionals in various subject matters, including international intellectual property, regulation of business in Japan, business associations, and east-west negotiation.

Newman has spoken (in Japanese and English) and written on various legal issues. His publications include an article about the retention, management, and termination of distributors in Japan (“Breaking Up is Hard to Do: How to Divorce Your Japanese Distributor and Live to Tell About It”; J@pan, Inc. magazine, Jan. 2004) and a two part case study concerning the Japanese approach to the regulation of business (“A Yokohama Neighborhood’s Battle to Cut Through Red Tape”; J@pan, Inc., Sep. & Oct. 2002).

Newman is a 1990 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and is admitted to practice law in California, Illinois, and Oregon.


Doing Business in Japan