Jeffrey N. Watanabe

Retired Founder

Jeffrey N. Watanabe is a retired founding partner of Watanabe Ing.  His practice included providing firm clients with strategic advice aimed at achieving their objectives in the context of Hawaii’s unique business, political, regulatory and community environments and interrelationships.  Industries in which much of Mr. Watanabe’s strategic counsel focused include hotel/resort development, the airline and passenger cruise industries, telecommunications and high-tech arenas.

Mr. Watanabe remains widely active in business and community affairs.  He has served on the boards of a number of public and private companies.

He is a trustee of the Consuelo Foundation and Sesame Workshop.  He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association, Hawaii Executive Conference, and the Hawaii Asia Pacific Association.

  • George Washington University Law Center, J.D., 1968
  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., 1965
  • Stanford Law School Directors’ College
  • Harvard School of Business Directors’ Program
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management Director Education Program
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