SCOTT NONAKA is a partner in Sidley’s San Francisco office and also works out of Sidley’s Tokyo office. He is a seasoned trial lawyer who represents clients in a broad range of high-stakes complex commercial disputes in the U.S., Asia and Europe. He also represents clients in internal corporate investigations and white collar matters.
From 2008 through 2013 he practiced in Japan as a registered foreign lawyer. Scott is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and he has served as arbitrator in International Chamber of Commerce and Japan Commercial Arbitration Association arbitrations.
From 1999 to 2002, Scott served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California.
The Best Lawyers in America recognized Scott in the 2022 edition in the area of Commercial Litigation. The Legal 500 and Global Arbitration Review have recommended Scott for Dispute Resolution. Chambers Global and Chambers Asia have ranked Scott in “Band 1” for dispute resolution. Clients praise Scott’s “excellent trial advocacy and examination skills” as well as his arbitration experience “not just as counsel but also as arbitrator.”