Akiko K. Goldberg

Managing Director
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Akiko K. Goldberg is a multilingual attorney with over 14 years of experience managing complex multijurisdictional and cross-border investigations and litigation. She has significant experience in advising on compliance issues particularly regarding financial institution compliance.

Immediately prior to joining Guidepost Solutions, Ms. Goldberg was associated with the international firm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York. During her tenure there she represented corporate clients in white collar criminal, civil, and regulatory investigations and litigation involving antitrust, anti-corruption, sanctions, and ESG matters and advised them on compliance. Ms. Goldberg also worked as a litigation attorney at the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where she managed cross-border and multijurisdictional antitrust and white-collar investigations and advised corporations on compliance program development, structuring and improvement.

While living in Thailand, Ms. Goldberg was a Legal Consultant for Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UCHCR) in Bangkok. She developed UNHCR’s urban refugee programs in the region and implemented them in cooperation with NGOs and regional government representatives. She also led investigations into cases of urban refugee trafficking, arrests and violence, and improved UNHCR’s refugee protection policies based on her findings.

Ms. Goldberg began her career as a Compliance and Risk Analyst, first at Citibank in Tokyo and then at Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ in New York, where she provided counseling to business sections on compliance risks and solutions regarding multiple transactions and projects, coordinated and negotiated multi-bank syndication loans and led seminars on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.S. sanctions, U.S. Patriot Act and Bank Secrecy Act for bank executives.

Ms. Goldberg is fluent in English, Japanese, Mandarin, and Cantonese. She also speaks professional French and Thai.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M) Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
  • MA, International Relations, Yale University
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL. B), Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
  • International Asian Studies Programme


  • International Human Rights Certificate, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies Certificate, Georgetown University Law Center


  • American Bar Association


  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Thai

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