Masanari Katsumi

Associate, Chicago
Phone: 312.245.7500

Masanari Katsumi is a member of Masuda Funai's Distribution and Sales and Employment, Labor and Benefits practice groups. Mr. Katsumi prepares, reviews and revises a variety of agreements, including nondisclosure, sales representative and consulting services agreements. He also advises clients on various employment related matters such as wage and hour compliance, employment handbooks, employment discrimination and employee benefits. Mr. Katsumi is a frequent author of employment legal updates and articles.

Prior to joining Masuda Funai, Mr. Katsumi worked for the Illinois Finance Authority as a legal extern, where he advised the General Counsel on legal issues related to tax-exempt municipal bonds, procurement of vendors, the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted a major Japanese automobile manufacturer in its exit from certain industries.

  • Assisted a leading Japanese manufacturer of industrial hoses in its negotiation with a labor union and revision of its collective bargaining agreement.

  • Assisted a start-up ice product manufacturer in connection with its purchase and import of industrial machines from Japan.

Practice Areas


  • Japanese


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 2015
  • Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business, With high honors


  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association