Oshiro returns to the firm after three years as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Neil Abercrombie. As one of the Governor’s senior political advisors and lead advocate for the Office of the Governor’s public policy, budgetary and legislative issues, Oshiro worked closely with all branches of state government along with officials and agencies at the federal and county level. Prior to that, Oshiro served as Majority Leader for the State House of Representatives, where he held office for over a decade.
At AHFI, Oshiro will focus on government relations. Says Oshiro, “I look forward to using my experience and networks in the state government, coupled with my knowledge of the law, to help clients develop strategies that work consistent with state policies so that in collaboration with policy decision-makers, we move forward as a community.”
Bill Kaneko, AHFI Stockholder/Director and Government Relations practice group chair, says, “Over the years, Blake’s reputation and people skills have enabled him to collaborate across political and party lines to achieve positive results and action. We look forward to the work we can accomplish with him as part of the team.”
Oshiro’s areas of practice also include commercial litigation, employment law, government contracts, entity formation and governance, and environmental law. Oshiro holds a J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law, where he also earned an environmental law certificate, as well as a B.A. from the University of Southern California. His achievements also include Harvard University’s Kennedy School Executive Leaders Fellowship (2011), being named one of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s “10 Who Made a Difference in 2010,” and the Hawaii State Bar Association’s Champion for Social Justice Award (2010).
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