Published on : Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Hawaiian Airlines has announced three leadership promotions in its legal department. Mark Arimoto has been promoted from associate general counsel to deputy general counsel, and both Robin Kobayashi and Scott Miyasato have been promoted from assistant general counsel to associate general counsel.
“Mark, Robin and Scott have all done a tremendous job for our legal team and our company since joining Hawaiian Airlines, and their promotions are well-deserved,” said Hoyt Zia, Hawaiian Airlines senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. “As our company continues to grow, we look forward to their continued success in safeguarding our daily business operations, across all of the domestic and international markets that we serve.”
Mark Arimoto, Deputy General Counsel
In his new position, Arimoto will oversee many of the day-to-day activities of Hawaiian Airlines’ legal department, including litigation, transactions and government regulations, as deputy general counsel.
Arimoto first joined Hawaiian Airlines as assistant general counsel in 2007. Prior to this, he worked in securities litigation for a private law firm in Boston and Los Angeles. An alumnus of ‘Iolani School in Honolulu, Arimoto graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude and earned his law degree from Georgetown University.
Robin Kobayashi, Associate General Counsel
As associate general counsel, Kobayashi will continue to focus on labor and employment issues for Hawaiian Airlines.Kobayashi first joined Hawaiian Airlines in 2012. Prior to this, she spent 12 years working for various law firms and government agencies, including four years as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, DC.
She is a graduate of Kaiser High School in Honolulu and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with distinction from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, before receiving her law degree from the University of Washington.
Scott Miyasato, Associate General Counsel
In his new role as associate general counsel, Mr. Miyasato will continue to perform, manage and supervise legal transactional matters for Hawaiian Airlines.Prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines in 2012, Miyasato spent 10 years working as a transactional attorney in private practice and serving as general counsel for a medical device company.
Miyasato is an alumnus of Pearl City High School on O‘ahu and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington before learning his law degree cum laude from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.