Kenneth (Kenny) P. Hsu is a Partner in the Litigation Department, specializing in complex corporate and intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts.

Kenny represents clients from a wide range of industries, such as apparel, manufacturing, real estate, and technology, in contract disputes, corporate governance disputes, trademark enforcement actions, class actions, and other complex litigation matters. While Kenny frequently litigates matters through trial, arbitration, and/or appellate proceedings, his practice primarily focuses on finding strategic, cost-effective resolutions customized to each client’s business goals while minimizing the impact of litigation.

During law school, Kenny served as editor-in-chief of the Hastings Business Law Journal. He also externed for the Honorable Susan Y. Illston, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to law school, Kenny worked as a press aide for an elected official in New York City and as a seasonal sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News. 

Representative Matters

Represented chief executive officer of technology company in nine-day arbitration resulting in complete victory of claims for breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation against real estate developer.

Represented national cannabis retailer in five-day arbitration resulting in complete victory on contract claims and defense of contract, fraud, and fiduciary duty counter-claims.

Represented footwear manufacturer in high-profile trademark and trade dress infringement action, resulting in a favorable settlement – less than 1% of the initial demand – after expert discovery and dispositive motion practice.

Represented medical device company and its executive officers in successful dismissal of securities fraud class action at the pleading stage.

Represented manufacturer of wipes products against consumer fraud class action brought by several municipalities, resulting in favorable settlement during discovery.

Represented IT solutions company in contract dispute with technology company involving sensitive government contracts, resulting in favorable settlement following extensive, Court-supervised mediation.

Represented accounting firm against audit malpractice claim by municipality, resulting in favorable settlement during discovery.

Represented corporate director and officer in successful appeal of attorneys’ fees award.

Represented various companies in responding to shareholder demands and derivative claims.

Represented patent licensing company against contract and tort claims initiated by former customers, resulting in favorable settlements.

Represented national retailer in various employee class actions and representative actions asserting violations of the California Labor Code.

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Recognitions

Minority Leaders of InfluenceLos Angeles Business Journal, 2024

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2024

Community & Professional

Philippine American Bar Association 

ProVisors (Professional Association of Trusted Advisors), Member


Client Alerts


  • In Wake of Salman, Friendship is Key Question for Insider Trading Liability
    Co-Author, Westlaw Journal: Corporate Officers & Directors Liability, Vol. 32, Issue 13, 2016
  • Supreme Court Revisits Insider Trading’s Personal Benefit Requirement
    Co-Author, Westlaw Journal: White-Collar Crime, Vol. 31, Issue 2, 2016
  • The Delaware Carve-Out’s Carve: Examining and Repairing SLUSA’s State Law Exception
    11 Hastings Bus. L.J. 385, 2015



J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, cum laude

B.A., New York University, cum laude


  • California

    U.S. District Court, Central District of California

    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

    U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

    U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
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