Sukanya HUMMEL


U.S. Lawyer

Sukanya Hummel is a member of the International Affairs Department where she assists the existing and prospective clients of Sonoda & Kobayashi.

Sukanya graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2016. She has experience working in both the public and private spector, as she started her career clerking at the Minnesota Court of Appeals and then worked at Nilan Johnson Lewis in the employment and corporate law groups. Before joining the firm, She worked as an in-house attorney at Best Buy Corporation in the advertising law group for four years. She joined the firm in September 2023.


Comparative Law, Legal Analysis and Writing, International Negotiation


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, summa cum laude




  • English (native)
  • Japanese


  • State Bar of Minnesota


  • "Strategic Use of Divisional Applications in Japan, a Comparison between Japan and US", a webinar hosted by Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law Firm, July 24, 2024