Yoko Hayashi is a partner of Athena Law Office. She has practised law since 1983 with emphasis on representing plaintiffs in employment law, discrimination claims, international divorce/ inheritance cases for both Japanese and non-Japanese clients. She is also known for representing architectural firms in various international projects, and has served as a lecturer in Architect School in the professional organization.
Admitted to Practise Law in Japan, 1983 (Daini Tokyo Bar Association)
Chairperson of Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (2015-)
Member of Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (2008-2014)
Member of Expert Committee on Violence against Women under the Cabinet Office(2000-2013)
Guest Lecturer to Japan Institute of Architects (2008-)
Member of Investigation Committee on the Accident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations of Tokyo Electric Power Company, under the Cabinet Office.(2011-2012)
LL.B. (Waseda University)