Karl Okamoto serves as Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Business & Entrepreneurship Law at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University. He is also the founder and CEO of ApprenNet LLC, an education company. Professor Okamoto is a nationally recognized leader in the pedagogy of transactional lawyering. He serves as the Co-Chair of Business Law Education Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section.
In addition to his experience as a law professor, Professor Okamoto was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Dechert LLP, a lawyer and investment professional at Soros Fund Management and Atticus Capital and a founding executive at an internet startup. Professor Okamoto has served on several corporate boards and currently serves on the board of Cosi, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed restaurant company.
Professor Okamoto earned his B.A. from Columbia University and his J.D. from Columbia University Law School. Professor Okamoto is admitted to the bar in New York and Pennsylvania.