Practice and Industry Groups

Michiharu Homma

Shareholder Indianapolis

Mr. Homma worked at Mitsui Fudosan in Japan for 18 years. He moved to the United States in 1991 to attend the University of Cincinnati, College of Law. He has been practicing law in Indiana since 1996, primarily in the fields of employment, labor, and business immigration law. He advises Japanese companies on how to terminate safely problematic employees and how to keep workplaces union free.

Mr. Homma regularly conducts seminars for Japanese expatriates on various U.S. laws such as employment discrimination and harassment laws, the FLSA, the FMLA, labor laws, and immigration laws. He often is invited as an instructor to conduct seminars by mid- and large-size Japanese companies throughout the United States and Japan.


Experience

Mr. Homma has been a regular instructor for legal compliance seminars at large Japanese companies doing business in the United States. In addition, he regularly serves as an instructor for seminars on the topic of U.S. employment and labor laws and global management issues for organizations in Japan such as Rosei-Jiho College, Japan Auto Parts Industries Association (JAPIA) and Japan Overseas Enterprises Association (JOEA). He has assisted many Japanese companies with USCIS petitions and visa applications to obtain E and L visas for Japanese expatriates. Mr. Homma also has assisted clients in conducting internal investigations on harassment complaints and in defending Japanese companies from union organizing campaigns.

Mr. Homma has extensive work experience in Japan at Mitsui Fudosan. He worked in the human resources department for five years and residential condominium development group in Hiroshima for five years. He also served as executive assistant to its president and chairman for six years and was the manager of its urban residential project planning group for two years.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Speeches:

  • Japan Overseas Enterprises Association - ''Differences in Employment Laws and Management Style between Japan and the U.S.'' - Tokyo - November 02, 2016
  • Japan Auto Parts Industries Association - ''Features of U.S. Laws in Comparison with Japanese Laws'' - Tokyo - October 27, 2016
  • Japan Auto Parts Industries Association Chubu - ''Features of U.S. Laws in Comparison with Japanese Laws'' - Nagoya - October 24, 2016
  • Rosei-Jiho College - ''U.S. Workplace Rules for New Expatriates, Pre-Assignment Seminar'' - Tokyo - October 21, 2016
  • Rosei-Jiho College - ''Global Talent Development Strategies'' - Tokyo - October 19, 2016
  • Josui-Kai New York Annual Meeting - ''Differences in Employment Laws and Management Style between Japan and the U.S'' - New York - June 23, 2016
  • Rosei-Jiho College - ''U.S. Immigration Law'' - Tokyo - April 07, 2016
  • Rosei-Jiho College - ''U.S. Workplace Rules for New Expatriates, Pre-Assignment Seminar'' - Tokyo - March 29, 2016
  • Rosei Jiho College - ''Performance Evaluation and Feedback, American Style'' - Tokyo - July 10, 2015
  • Japan Overseas Enterprise Association - ''US Immigration Law, L visa and E visa issues'' - Tokyo - July 08, 2015
  • Japan Auto Parts Industries Association - ''US Labor Law and Recent NLRB Election Rule Change'' - Nagoya and Tokyo - July 7 - July 9, 2015
  • Rosei-Jiho College - ''U.S. Employment Laws and Immigration Law'' - Tokyo - March 2015
  • Rosei-Jiho College - ''Global Talent Development'' - Nagoya - March 2015
  • Joint Seminar with Japan Intercultural Consulting - ''Performance Evaluation and Feedback'' - New York - October 2014
  • Japan Overseas Enterprise Association - ''Remarkable Features of U.S. Laws in Comparison with Japanese Laws'' - Tokyo - July 10, 2014
  • Rosei-Jiho College - ''Global Human Resources Development'' - Tokyo - July 09, 2014
  • Japan Auto Parts Industries Association - ''U.S. Immigration Law'' - Tokyo and Nagoya - July 2014
  • Japan Overseas Enterprise Association - ''U.S. Immigration Law Update'' - Tokyo - July 05, 2013
  • Rosei-Jiho College - ''HR Management of Japanese Expatriates to the U.S. - Desirable Advance Education and Trainings'' - Tokyo - July 04, 2013
  • Japan Auto Parts Industries Association - ''Differences of Japan and the U.S. from Legal Perspective - Pitfalls for Japanese Companies in the U.S.'' - Tokyo and Nagoya - July 2013
  • Joint Seminar with GlobalBridge HR - ''Global HR Management'' - Torrance, Atlanta and New York - November 2012 - April 2013
  • Rosei-Jiho College - ''Practical Knowledge on U.S. Employment Laws and Immigration Law'' - Tokyo - August 09, 2012
  • Japan Auto Parts Industries Association - ''Recent NLRB Activities and Maintaining Union-Free Workplace'' - Tokyo and Nagoya - August 2012
  • Japan Overseas Enterprise Association - ''U.S. Immigration Update'' - Tokyo - July 08, 2011
  • Japan Auto Parts Industries Association - ''Recent UAW Activities and Maintaining Union-free Workplace'' - Tokyo and Nagoya - July 2011
  • Japan Overseas Enterprises Association - ''Weakness in Management of Japanese Subsidiaries in the U.S.'' - Tokyo - July 28, 2010
  • Japanese Institute of International Business Law - ''Parent’s Company’s Liabilities on Unlawful Employment Discrimination by U.S. Subsidiary'' - Tokyo - July 27, 2010
  • Japan Auto Parts Industries Association - ''Weakness in Management of Japanese Subsidiaries in the U.S.'' - Nagoya and Tokyo - July 2010
  • Georgia Japanese Chamber of Commerce - ''U.S. Immigration Update'' - Atlanta - March 05, 2010
  • Japan America Society of Indiana - ''Employee Free Choice Act'' - Indianapolis - October 14, 2009
  • Japan Overseas Enterprises Association - ''Effect on U.S. Employment and Labor Laws by the Result of 2008 Election'' - Tokyo - February 04, 2009
  • Japan Auto Parts Industries Association - ''Employee Free Choice Act'' - Tokyo and Nagoya - February 2 - February 3, 2009
  • Georgia Japanese Chamber of Commerce - ''2009 Legislative Agenda with Employment and Labor Laws'' - Atlanta - January 26, 2009
  • Japan America Society of Indiana - ''Election 2008, The Impact on Employers'' - Indianapolis - December 10, 2008
  • Japan Overseas Enterprises Association - ''Differences of Japan and the United States from Layer’s Perspective'' - Indianapolis - December 10, 2008
  • Japanese Institute of International Business - ''Outline of U.S. Employment Discrimination Laws for Japanese'' - Tokyo - June 12, 2008
  • Japan Auto Parts Industries Association - ''Difficulties in U.S. Personnel Management and Labor Union Issues'' - Tokyo and Nagoya - June 2008
  • Alumni Association of Legal Department of Hitotsubashi University - ''Stricter Penalties imposed on Intentional Misconducts under U.S. Laws'' - Tokyo - September 18, 2007
  • Japan Overseas Enterprises Association - ''Punitive Damages in the U.S.'' - Tokyo - September 11, 2007

Published Works

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Media

Media Quotes

August 2006 - U.S. FrontLine - "New Life as a Lawyer in the U.S.; Interview with Rochelle Kopp"

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