Koh Tanimoto is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Koh practices general corporate and business law with an emphasis in mergers and acquisitions transactions, public and private debt offerings, securities law compliance, corporate reorganizations, and general corporate counseling. Koh is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice. 

Prior to joining Foley, Koh served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia, where he worked with community-based schools and a Zambian sports-focused non-governmental organization. He also worked as an extern with the University of Notre Dame Office of General Counsel, a judicial intern at the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, and an intern with Major League Baseball International in Tokyo, Japan.

Representative Experience

  • Represented public companies in numerous securities offerings, senior note tender offers and public exchange offers
  • Represented a Japanese company in its acquisition of a U.S.-based manufacturer
  • Represented a digital audio sales company in its sale to a U.K.-based media and entertainment company
  • Represented numerous private companies in its sale to private equity firms, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Represented a multi-game esports team in preparing and analyzing professional player and influencer contracts


  • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2016) 
    • Notes Editor, Notre Dame Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst (M.B.A. and M.S.) 
  • University of California, San Diego (B.S.)


  • Wisconsin
  • California


Koh is conversant in Japanese.



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