Naosuke Fujita is Goldman Sachs’ managing director and general counsel for Japan and oversees the legal coverage of all the firm’s business in Japan. He is a member of Goldman Sachs Japan’s executive committee. Previously Naosuke was in private practice for 16 years as partner with the Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and the Tokyo Offices of US law firms, Paul Hastings and O’Melveny & Myers.
At work Naosuke is an MD ally of the Japan Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Network and is an active sponsor of legal pro bono opportunities including partnering with outside law firms on LGBT initiatives, refugee issues and support for small and medium enterprises.
Naosuke is a 1985 graduate of Waseda University Law School and earned an LLM from the University of Michigan Law School in 1991. In 2017 Naosuke was awarded the 2017 Outstanding International Corporate Counsel Award by the Section of International Law, American Bar Association and the Most Innovative General Counsel Award by the Financial Times for his significant involvement in pro-bono work in support of LGBT rights.