WHO WE ARE
Saiki Law Group
I launched this firm in 2020 with the single goal of delivering general practice, commercial law services to startups, entrepreneurs, individuals, as well as established businesses. It was my vision to provide a comprehensive set of services that ensured coverage for businesses from every angle. Corporate Law, Trademark Law, Litigation, Insurance, Public Defense, and Employment Law, covered all in one house.
Over the years, I have seen how assembling the right players offering expert advice, combined with an innovative billing system and top-notch customer service can deliver efficient and cost-effective legal services that traditional firms cannot match. Today, the Saiki Law Group stands at the cutting edge as a next generation law firm that offers general practice, commercial legal services for businesses.
My team is dedicated to all of the legal needs of your businesses. The more your attorney is plugged into your org chart the better they can effect the direction of your success.
We have developed an acute awareness for how the constellation of laws and regulations (especially in California) can affect the ordinary commercial transactions that fill the business day. We add value for our clients by mitigating risks, both regulatory and commercial, and this is what makes my firm distinctive.
Our clients are sharp and tenacious. They are innovative and leading-edge. It is a privilege to help them make their businesses better.
Founder and Managing Partner
Eric H. Saiki
Founder and Managing Partner
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Eric is the founder and managing partner of the firm. A business and trial lawyer for over 25 years, Eric focuses his practice on business law, general commercial litigation, and insurance coverage and regulatory law and litigation. He represents a diverse range of domestic and international businesses in industries such as entertainment, apparel, construction, manufacturing, food services, restaurants, cosmetic, healthcare, retail, real estate, petroleum, insurance, and technology.
Eric serves as outside general counsel to several established companies as well as startups where he handles a variety of business transactions from corporate formation, IP management, regulatory compliance, licensing, risk management, and transactions. In this capacity, Eric often supervises and coordinates local counsel across the country in insurance, patent, trademark, and unfair competition matters.
As a trial lawyer, Eric has successfully litigated disputes of wide-ranging sizes and complexity, from equitable relief to multi-million-dollar exposure in forums including jury and bench trials, arbitrations, administrative law courts, regulatory agencies, and settlements.
Eric volunteers much of his time serving as a board member of several non-profit organizations, has been a volunteer scorer for the annual Los Angeles County Student Mock Trial Competition, and is a member of the Japanese American Bar Association.
Eric received his Juris Doctorate in 1991 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1987.
Though he runs a nation-wide law practice based in Los Angles, Eric resides in Torrance, California with his wife and two children. Eric spends most of his free time coaching his kids' basketball, softball, and baseball teams, but does try to find time to go fishing as an avid offshore and fly fisherman.
Admitted to California Bar, 1991
Patrick B. Hayes
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Patrick Hayes entered the private practice of law after an illustrious 25-year career with the FBI. During the last four years of his FBI tenure, he was selected to serve as the Chief Division Counsel (CDC) for the Los Angeles Field Office (LAFO) of the FBI covering the Central District of California-the largest and most populated Federal District in the United States. He also served as the Program Manager for the Asset Forfeiture Unit, the District's Civil Liberty's Officer and the Integrity and Compliance Officer. As the CDC, Mr. Hayes supervised a staff of attorneys, paralegals, Special Agents and administrative assistants. In that capacity, he was responsible for providing legal advice to 735 Agents and 700 support employees on matters involving investigations, personnel and labor issues, administrative matters, facilities, and professional ethics. As the Compliance Officer, he was responsible for auditing all operations and identifying areas of concern for inspection.
Mr. Hayes was also selected to supervise the FBI's Counter-Terrorism Extraterritorial Squad in the LAFO with responsibility for the Pacific Rim. This unit responds to acts of terrorism targeting Americans and American
interests with an area of responsibility covering one-fourth of the planet. As such, he traveled internationally and domestically to coordinate counter-terrorism investigations with multiple divisions within the United Sates Department of Justice and foreign governments. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Hayes was selected to serve as the FBI Program Manager for the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI) based in Bucharest, Romania. During that time period, he resided in Belgrade, Serbia, coordinating all SECI counter organized crime and counter-terrorism operations in Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo.
From 2003 to 2004, he was selected to supervise the IÄFO's Fraud Against the Government Program, bankruptcy fraud, environmental crimes and anti-trust investigations. Mr. Hayes established and maintained strong liaison with stakeholders in the defense industry, federal, state and local prosecutors, coordinated joint investigations, and worked to improve overall best practices with respect to defense industry security.
Between 2000 and 2003, he was selected to the position of Assistant FBI Legal Attaché for Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus. After 9/11, he was selected to serve as the Acting Legal Attaché in the Baltic countries, Switzerland, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. In his capacity as a Legal Attaché he was responsible for liaison, investigations, training, technical assistance and representation of the FBI and the national security interests of the United States. He developed and maintained strong liaison with respective embassy communities and country teams resulting in the positive development of FBI relationships with regional authorities, intelligence units, the financial and business communities and security police responsible for counter- terrorism and national security.
During 1993 through 2000, Mr. Hayes investigated major frauds focusing on federally insured financial institutions. He developed and supervised a highly successful mortgage fraud initiative. He also became an FBI certified domestic and foreign police instructor.
From 1984 to 1993, Mr. Hayes was assigned to the Denver Division of the FBI working organized crime, public corruption and major financial institution fraud. He served as the Principal Legal Advisor and Informant Coordinator while in Denver. Mr. Hayes is the recipient of numerous FBI awards and professional recognition from other federal law enforcement agencies. He was twice nominated for the FBI Directors Award for Excellence in Investigations.
Mr. Hayes received his undergraduate degree in 1976 from San Diego State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration. He received his Juris Doctorate from Western State University, San Diego, California in 1980. He is a member of the FBI Agents Association and the Society of Former FBI Special Agents.
Mr. Hayes has been a guest lecturer at Pepperdine Law School, UCLA Law School, USC Law School, California State University Northridge, and Denver University Law School. He has also spoken extensively before numerous professional associations in the United States and Europe, and was a lecturer on professional ethics at the Estonian Business School and the FBI's International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest.
Admitted to California Bar, 1982