Kento Hirai is a 2023 graduate of the LL.M. in National and Global Health Law program. He is originally from Japan.

Hirai is interested in regulatory issues, health data utilization, and health tech. In addition, he is interested in broadening his knowledge regarding public health and policymaking.

Prior to enrolling at Georgetown Law, Hirai worked at a Tokyo-based law firm for about three years. He dealt with various health law matters, including regulations of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, data utilization, privacy, and regulations on medical practices. Before joining the law firm, he served as an in-house counsel at Takeda Pharmaceutical for about three years, where he handled a variety of contracts, supported restructuring research and development departments, and assisted shareholders’ meetings.

Hirai holds a J.D. from Kobe University Graduate School of Law and an LL.B. from Meiji University. He completed his legal training at the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan.

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