William M. Kaneko



William M. Kaneko is a partner in the Honolulu office of Dentons, where he advises clients on administrative law, government relations, and public affairs. He represents clients before government agencies at the federal, state and county levels. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for government relations law, and named one of Honolulu Magazine‘s Best Lawyers in Hawaii, every year since 2009. In 2014 and 2017, Best Lawyers named him Hawaii Lawyer of the Year for Government Relations.  Mr. Kaneko has advises Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofits on policy, programmatic and legal issues relating to energy, health care, economic development, sustainability, technology, real estate and civil rights. He is highly skilled and widely recognized for understanding the legal, regulatory, policy and political frameworks in which companies and governments exist, and for developing practicable, interdisciplinary solutions to advance key initiatives.  Mr. Kaneko received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound, and his Juris Doctor degree from the Catholic University of America.