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William Uchimoto Celebrated for Success in the Legal Industry

William Uchimoto is recognized for 43 years in corporate and securities law

His influence extends into literature with "The Elusive Trade: How Exchange-Traded Funds Conquered Wall Street," which credits him for pioneering efforts that laid the groundwork for modern ETFs.

    BERWYN, PA, April 23, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- William Uchimoto has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With a distinguished career spanning over four decades, Mr. Uchimoto has established himself as an authority in corporate and securities law. Currently serving as the managing director at William W. Uchimoto Law since 2015, he has dedicated his practice to providing expert legal services with a focus on transactional law. Prior to this role, Mr. Uchimoto was a shareholder at Stevens & Lee, P.C. from 2010 to 2015, where he honed his skills in complex legal matters. His expertise was further solidified during his tenure as partner and chairman of the China Practice Group at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C. from 2008 to 2010 and as a partner at Saul Ewing LLP from 2003 to 2008.

Mr. Uchimoto's significant contributions to the field include his impactful work as senior vice president and general counsel for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange from 1986 to 1997. This role followed his formative years as an attorney with the Division of Market Regulation at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from 1981 to 1986. Throughout his career, Mr. Uchimoto has been praised for achieving a high level of expertise in his field, which is evident through his numerous accomplishments and milestones.

One of Mr. Uchimoto's notable achievements includes being featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2019 and 2020 for his involvement in a major proxy governance battle in Japan. His cross-border legal expertise was instrumental in leading corporate reform and governance initiatives abroad. This recognition is a testament to Mr. Uchimoto's dedication to excellence and his ability to navigate complex international legal landscapes.

The foundation of Mr. Uchimoto's successful career is rooted in his academic background. He earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence, with a focus on economics, from the College of Law at the University of California San Francisco in 1981. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California Davis, which he obtained in 1978. His education provided him with the knowledge and skills necessary to embark on a career that would see him join the United States Securities and Exchange Commission immediately after graduating from law school.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Mr. Uchimoto is committed to giving back to the community through his involvement with Rotary International. His charitable work reflects his dedication not only to his profession but also to making a positive impact on society. He has been honored with three awards throughout his career, further highlighting his contributions both professionally and personally.

In addition to his professional achievements, Mr. Uchimoto has led an enriching personal life marked by significant experiences and family ties. His father's legacy as a decorated veteran of World War II's renowned 442nd Regiment instilled in him values of courage and perseverance. Mr. Uchimoto's active practice in China from 2007 to 2015 underscores his global perspective and adaptability within the legal sector. His tenure as general counsel for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange is particularly noteworthy for its innovation during challenging times, including the creation of financial products like Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). The development of ETFs under Mr. Uchimoto's legal guidance marked a pivotal moment in financial history, showcasing his forward-thinking approach and legal acumen.

Mr. Uchimoto's influence extends into literature with "The Elusive Trade: How Exchange-Traded Funds Conquered Wall Street," which credits him for pioneering efforts that laid the groundwork for modern ETFs, serving as a testament to his lasting impact on financial markets.

Married to Marsha since 1988, Mr. Uchimoto is a devoted family man with two children, Adam and Audrey. His personal life complements his professional one, providing balance and grounding amid his many accomplishments.

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