“The Akira Foundation and its mission of promoting and thereby creating good while deeply respecting our surroundings has introduced me to the extraordinary life and contributions of Akira Yokoi.”
Daniel P. Malone | United States

“His keen sense of capability to make lasting, positive contributions, even while being a temporary custodian, is an incredible legacy that his sons have inherited and the Akira Foundation embodies. Akira Yokoi dedicated his life, professionally and personally, to both connecting and respecting the “rivers” that comprises a global system. Herein lies the essence of the Akira Foundation’s mission. It should be for our temporary journeys as well.”

Daniel P. Malone serves as Vice Chair Asian Initiatives/Director, Korean Client Relations at Butzel Long. His practice focuses on litigation matters, particularly with respect to automotive and product liability. Prior to re-joining Butzel Long as Of Counsel, Mr. Malone was Director of Asian Client Relations at Dykema. Mr. Malone once served as a National Coordinating Counsel to Bridgestone/Firestone. Having traveled to Asia more than 45 times over the past fifteen years, Mr. Malone has considerable cultural intelligence, particularly it relates to Korea.

Mr. Malone was formally a law clerk to Honorable Ralph B. Guy, Jr., United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan (1978 – 1979), and, thereafter, he had been admitted to practice in several courts including U.S. Supreme Court (1986). In the course of these practices and experiences, Mr. Malone had given scores of seminars and speeches mainly in the United States and South Korea, while his writing has appeared in many publications, including Forbes.com.

Beyond his business arena, Mr. Malone generously has been committed to civil engagements and community services. Several awards he received, including “Best Lawyers in America” (listed), “Champion of Justice” (2006), “Living the Mission” (2001), and “Citizen Lawyer” (1992), just to name a few, prove his sense of others and being. Mr. Malone is a graduate of Cornel University and holds a J.D. from the University of Detroit.
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