Gerald C. Yoshida
Gerald C. Yoshida
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Gerald C. Yoshida practices in the area of corporate and insurance regulatory law, with an emphasis in captive insurance and risk retention groups.

Gerald was instrumental in licensing the first captive insurance company in the State of Hawai‘i in 1987. His practice covers a broad scope of insurance regulatory and captive insurance matters, where his years and depth of knowledge and experience allow him to advise clients on a variety of routine as well as complex insurance arrangements, and corporate governance matters. Gerald's clients range from privately-held entities to national and multi-national Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 500 companies located both in and outside of U.S., including Japan. He is also serves as a speaker and instructor on captive insurance matters locally, nationally, and internationally.


Gerald is a strong supporter of education. He is a member of the Pacific University Board of Trustees, where he has served as Chair of Board for the last several years. He has also established a scholarship for Hawaii students at Pacific in the name of his parents, both of whom were elementary school educators and principals, and is a member of the Charles Reed Hemenway Scholarship Committee at the University of Hawaii.

Living in Hawaii, one cannot help but appreciate the ocean. Gerald is an avid outrigger canoe paddler, and has been a member of State Championship and Molokai Channel crews.




  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D. - 1977
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • M.S. - 1975
  • Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
    • B.S. - 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Hawaii Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Court Annexed Arbitration Program, Arbitrator, 1987
  • National Risk Retention Association (Government Affairs Committee)
  • Hawaii Captive Insurance Council, Past Chairman of the Board, President and Director
  • Captive Insurance Companies Association
  • National Risk Retention Association, Government Affairs Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • U.S. – Japan Council
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association


Practice Areas:

  • Organization and Governance
  • Captive Insurance
  • Hawaii Business Organizations, Contracts, and Transactions


  • Martindale Hubbell, AV
  • Hawaii Captive Insurance Counsel Excellence Award
  • Captive Insurance Companies Association, Distinguished Service Award
  • Captive Review Magazine, Top 5 (Lawyers) of the Power 50, 2012

Classes & Seminars

  • Lecturer, Hawaii Captive Insurance Forum
  • Lecturer / Presenter – various captive insurance conferences and seminars
  • Lecturer, Pacific University, Master of Healthcare Administration Program
  • Insurance School of the Pacific Orientation Program
  • Instructor, International Center for Captive Insurance Education

Past Positions

  • Department of the Attorney General, State of Hawaii, Deputy Attorney General, 1978 to 1983

Representative Clients

  • College Liability Insurance Co.
  • K-M Insurance Company
  • Royal Hawaiian Insurance Company