Naoko Matsuzaki

Forensic Services,
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
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Naoko Matsuzaki is a Director in PwC Japan's Forensic Services Group and works within the international anti-corruption, strategic threat management and Global Intelligence practice. She is legally trained in both Japan and the U.S.

Naoko focuses her practice in transnational regulatory matters including anti-corruption investigations under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-corruption regimes of Multilateral Development Banks (e.g. World Bank), antitrust investigations in various jurisdictions, and other corporate misconduct investigations and remediation. Naoko helps PwC’s clients address complex legal and ethical challenges of cross border transactions and brings PwC’s Global Intelligence practice to assist in these challenging operating environments. With the intelligence practice, she assists companies obtain intelligence-based information to find new opportunities in foreign markets and mitigate regulatory risk of conducting operations in higher risk markets.

Naoko joined PwC from Hitachi, Ltd.’s Corporate Headquarters Legal Department where she handled complex foreign regulatory matters (e.g. anti-corruption, antitrust) in multiple jurisdictions, international litigation, and cross-border strategic alliances including intellectual property legal analysis and licensing negotiations. Her clients include large Japanese companies doing business overseas, and Fortune 100 companies doing business in Asia and around the globe. She has worked on complex regulatory settlements involving multiple foreign regulators.

Naoko holds an LL.M. from Stanford Law School and an LL.B. from Keio University in Tokyo, is natively fluent in Japanese and English, and has lived and worked in Japan and the U.S. She is a member of the American Bar Association and has lectured on international panels regarding anti-corruption.

Naoko is the Co-Chair of the Stanford OVAL Japan Chapter serving as the College Fair Coordinator representing Stanford University. She enjoys horseback riding on weekends and loves traveling internationally.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Antitrust
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Computer Forensics
  • Corporate Crime
  • Corporate Governance
  • Crisis Management
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • Privacy, Data Security and Information Law
  • SEC Enforcement
  • White Collar Crime