Chiharu Sekino

Chiharu Sekino

San Diego, California
Chiharu Sekino joined SFMS in 2008. At SFMS, she concentrates her work on securities litigation throughout the country and other matters pending in California courts. Chiharu plays a key role on the SFMS TrackerTM team, a group within the firm that is dedicated to working with attorneys, computer programmers, investment analysts and other staff members to ensure that clients’ investment portfolios are appropriately monitored to identify losses arising from corporate fraud and other misconduct, as well as to recommend the level of participation a given situation requires and recover funds obtained on clients’ behalf through appropriate action. In class action cases and other litigation, Chiharu also assists in all aspects of discovery and assists in preparing and filing pleadings. Chiharu earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at San Diego, where she double-majored in Political Science and Japanese Studies. She also is a graduate of Independence High School (San Jose, CA) and received a Diploma from the Grossman Academy, where she pursued special studies in Japanese to English translations. Chiharu is Bilingual (Japanese/English), resides in San Diego and is active in community affairs. She tutors elementary school children and also is a volunteer for CASA (the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program), an organization that advocates for children who have been abused and/or neglected and are under the protection of the court system.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2015


  • University of California - San Diego, San Diego, California
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Japanese Studies

Pro Bono Activities

  • Tutor
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate Program) volunteer