Reflections on a Mentor

Minami Tamaki LLP Senior Associate Seth Rosenberg wrote this piece for The Recorder, which published it in mid-July as part of their “Mentors 2010” series. Mix in Jerry Spence, Yogi Berra, a Zen Master of your choosing, and a healthy dose of ’60s-style rebellion and you have my mentor and friend, Berne Reuben. Berne and […]

Derek Howard Joins Firm as Senior Counsel

Derek G. Howard has joined Minami Tamaki LLP as Senior Counsel, providing the firm with more than 25 years of experience in complex litigation, including expertise in class actions, business fraud, deceptive practices, breaches of fiduciary, elder abuse and ethical duties by corporate entities, and antitrust practices in major consumer-oriented industries. Mr. Howard has served […]

Court Approves Class Action Status for LCD Price Fixing Lawsuit

In late March, U.S. District Judge Susan Y. Illston in San Francisco certified a price fixing class action lawsuit filed by Minami Tamaki LLP as a class action on behalf of customers of liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) or products containing them. Partners Jack Lee (left photo) and Brad Yamauchi (right photo) filed the lawsuit in 2007 […]

YouTube Celebrity Ryan Higa Picks Minami Tamaki as Counsel

Partner Donald Tamaki recently signed on as a client Ryan Higa, the YouTube celebrity whose channel made YouTube history as the first to reach two million subscribers. Ryan and Sean Fujiyoshi started posting YouTube videos of themselves lip synching to songs in mid-2006 while attending Waiakea High School in Hilo, Hawaii. They quickly expanded beyond […]

Minami Tamaki Immigration Practice Group Helps Navigate Immigration Visa Maze, Ease Stress

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on April 8 announced that it was continuing to accept H-1B nonimmigrant petitions subject to the cap for this Federal fiscal year (2011). USCIS received approximately 13,500 H-1B petitions counting towards the 65,000 cap. The agency has received approximately 5,600 petitions for individuals with advanced degrees. U.S. businesses […]