"Takeshi has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion at the firm. He advocated and headed the development of a D&I Promotion Policy, which he drafted and presented to the partners. Outside the firm, he provides ongoing pro bono legal support to a wide range of the community including LGBT+ persons and socially mobile parents. He also helps enable LGBT+ couples to receive the same services and benefits as legally married couples. Within the firm, Takeshi has advised those employing individuals with disabilities on ways to improve the work environment and address those individuals’ needs."