HONOLULU – August 26, 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.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 10 years (2004-2013) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.
Now in its 85th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.
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