Nan Sato is a partner in the Fisher Phillips Philadelphia office and the co-chair of the firm's International Employment Practice Group. She advises international companies on employment matters around the globe. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and also has extensive experience in the labor and employment law aspect of sports.
Nan regularly represents U.S. companies operating abroad as well as foreign companies who are looking to expand into the U.S. market. As a U.S. attorney with both Chinese and Japanese legal knowledge, she is uniquely situated to examine issues from the view point of U.S. companies and provide them with the practical solutions for their operations in China and Japan.
Nan’s employment law expertise is not limited to Asia. She frequently advises employers on their international employment issues in Europe, the Middle East, Canada, and Latin America. She counsels clients globally on establishment of new international operations, acquisition of employees, termination processes, international labor relations, as well as cross-border employment disputes.
Nan’s clients are from a variety of industries including manufacturing, finance, trading, biotech, technology, entertainment, fashion, and education. In the sports industry, Nan has worked with sports governing bodies, clubs, sponsors, and promotional agencies in their contract negotiations and dispute resolution. She has represented clients in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sports and the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber in various employment disputes.
Nan is a frequent speaker on cross-border legal issues and regularly writes on international employment topics. Additionally, Nan lectures on employment issues in eSports at the Spain-based Higher institute of Law and Economics (ISDE) and serves on the editorial board of LawInSport. She is experienced in internal investigations both in a sports context and a traditional corporate context.