"Wakako Oshima worked under my supervision as an associate attorney at the law firm of deKieffer & Horgan. Ms. Oshima showed remarkable imagination and initiative in the performance of her responsibilities. She was an energetic and friendly colleague who developed excellent working relationships with all of her coworkers and clients. Her experience, intelligence and energy make her an outstanding business colleague and service provider."
deKieffer & Horgan
Washington, D.C., USA
"Wakako Oshima is a gifted and accomplished attorney and consultant on two continents. She worked for several years at our law firm in Washington, D.C., where we specialize in international trade law. She has that rare talent of being a triple-threat: (1) ability to grasp a legal problem immediately, (2) resourceful to look in depth at an issue, and (3) immediately comprehend the secondary issues of a problem and often suggest more than one solution.
I wish we could hire her back and convince her to return to Washington! We worked together on many international trade cases during her time in Washington and I was always impressed by her ability to recognize issues and solve them – and in a very timely manner.
Being a law firm, we constantly have deadlines to meet. She made my life much easier by quickly researching an issue and giving me benefit of her wisdom and foresight. As a senior attorney at the firm, my life was made much easier and less stressful by her thoroughness and demeanor.
She is particularly adept at handling unforeseen issues and complex situations. While she is a quiet person, you can just “see” her brain in overdrive, tackling the tough issues with ease. In addition, she is quite a nice person – always cheerful and smiling – which is saying a lot in a law firm which handles million-dollar issues for clients worldwide. Everyone at our firm misses her.
In short, I cannot speak as highly of anyone I have worked with in 40 years! She is a gem just waiting to be discovered!"
deKieffer & Horgan
Washington, D.C., USA
"Wakako Oshima is an excellent lawyer and consultant. She has worked in a number of fields, including corporate and commercial law, intellectual property law and the law of international trade. Besides being a skilled lawyer, Wakako has a dynamic personality and attitude toward her career that ensures her full engagement with whatever she takes on."
Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer
Swiss Institute of Comparative Law/Institut suisse de droit comparé
"Wakako and I worked together on the senior leadership team in Alcatel-Lucent (and later, Nokia) Japan. She has a sharp mind, a strategic approach to problem solving, and a rare ability to easily take a step back and look at the big picture or go into details, as the situation requires. Her effervescent personality makes her a joy to work with even under the most challenging of circumstances, and everyone on the team was impressed with her solid legal expertise. Wakako is a strong addition to any team in the corporate environment and I believe she is equally valuable and effective as a client advocate."
Head of Sales Operations and Strategic Programs, APAC
Orange Business Services
“Wakako is not only an extremely competent and thorough professional, she also has a detail focus mind. She makes objectives clear and follows the needed steps to achieve them. One feels safe as she leads the way. Highly recommend.”
Manolo Delgado Venegas, LLM, MA
Director Corporativo de Marketing, LATAM.
Belia Trading SAC
“I had the pleasure of meeting and becoming firm friends with Wakako during our time at the World Trade Institute in Berne back in 2006/ 2007. Even under the pressure of this very intensive course, Wakako's kindness and thoughtfulness always shone through. Wakako can always be depended upon for an honest opinion and I value her judgment. If there is anyone that I would want on my side in tough situation, it is certainly Wakako!”
International Trade Center
“I have pleasure of knowing Wakako for over 10 years since we studied together at World Trade Institute of University of Bern, Switzerland. Since graduation in 2007 we witnessed each other’s professional growth and career progress.
Wakako’s rich professional experience as lawyer and in-house legal counsel for different international corporations makes her outstanding consultant and business advisor. She sticks to high standards sees projects both from legal and business perspectives, which makes her expertise valuable and client-oriented.”
Dr. Markiyan Malskyy
Partner at Kochanski & partners, Honorary consul of Austria, PhD hab.
Kochański & Partnersm Warsaw, Poland