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Kenton Knop focuses his practice on matters concerning the sale of goods, including contract, intellectual property and antitrust matters. He drafts and reviews distribution agreements, sales terms and conditions, confidentiality agreements, and license agreements. Kenton supports a number of the firm’s Japanese-owned clients and his fluency in Japanese enables him to effectively communicate.

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Prior to joining Masuda Funai, Kenton served as Associate Special Counsel to the three co-lead counsel for the Auto Dealership Plaintiffs in the Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, in scores of antitrust cases that are an outgrowth of one of the largest international antitrust investigations in history. In 2015, he was a summer associate with Masuda Funai.

Before law school, Kenton participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program as a Coordinator for International Relations for the City of Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan. Kenton currently holds Level One certification for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test and Level Two certification for the Test of Proficiency in Korean.

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  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2016: Order of the Coif; Editor in Chief - Wisconsin International Law Journal
  • University of Wisconsin, B.A., Japanese, 2007
  • Nanzan University, Study Abroad (2006-2007)


  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Western District of Wisconsin
  • Eastern District of Michigan


  • Japanese
  • Korean


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Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
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