Hideaki Sano is Of Counsel at Salvatore Prescott Porter & Porter, PLLC. He has a diverse litigation practice that focuses on employment law, civil rights litigation, and complex civil litigation. He has litigated, tried, and arbitrated a variety of cases including race, gender, age, and disability discrimination and retaliation cases, federal and state whistleblower cases, and employment-related tort cases.
Hide also has a breadth of experience in handling complex civil litigation matters. He has litigated cases dealing with non-competition agreements and restrictive covenants, breach of fiduciary duty and minority shareholder oppression, tortious interference, misappropriation of trade secrets, and general breach of contract. Hide has also represented clients in white collar litigation, including in health care civil infractions and regulatory compliance matters.
Hide has appeared in both state and federal court, as well as in arbitrations. He has represented a variety of clients including Fortune 500 companies, senior executives and management, physicians, large non-profit organizations, tech start ups, global construction firms, professional athletes, as well as everyday people.
Prior to his affiliation with Salvatore Prescott Porter & Porter, PLLC, Hide worked at Thelen in San Francisco, Miller Canfield in Ann Arbor, and Honigman in Detroit, as well as at the Law Office of Sue Ellen Eisenberg in Bloomfield Hills, an employment law boutique. He is originally from California, and continues to maintain an active California practice. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Hide is a member of the bars of Michigan and California, and is also admitted to practice in the Western District of Michigan; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.