Reginald M. Rasch is the Head of Legal of Rakuten USA, Inc., the US division of Rakuten, Inc., a global leader in ecommerce and internet services based in Tokyo, Japan. Rasch leads the day-to-day legal operations for the region and his practice includes M&A, strategic investments, commercial transactions, privacy, intellectual property, employment and litigation. Rasch is also part of the Rakuten USA management team and works closely with other executives to drive key strategic initiatives in the Americas region.
Prior to joining the Rakuten Group in 2000, Rasch worked as a corporate associate at New York law firms, Warshaw Burstein, LLP and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLC and Connecticut law firm Cummings & Lockwood.
Rasch is a past President and Board Member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, New York City Chapter and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. He also serves on the Board of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation.
Rasch received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business from the State University of New York at New Paltz and his Juris Doctorate degree from St. John’s University School of Law.