Claire is General Counsel of ITOCHU Corporation, a Fortune Global 300 company, headquartered in Japan. In 2013, she became the first female executive officer of any major trading company in Japan. Prior to joining Itochu, she was a partner of an international law firm. Claire has received several recognitions, including from the World Economic Forum (Young Global Leader), Yale University (Yale World Fellow) and Asia Society (Asia 21). She has also been recognized in the in-house community as a “Top 25 In-House Counsel in Asia” (Asia Legal Business), “Asia Pacific’s Innovative Lawyer” (Financial Times) and “FT Global General Counsel 30 (Financial Times). She is a graduate of Smith College (B.A. cum laude) and Cornell Law School (J.D.), where she serves on the advisory board.