Kenneth P. Hsu is an Associate in the Litigation Department.
Kenneth’s practice focuses on complex business and corporate litigation in federal and state courts. He has represented a wide range of companies, including local and national retailers, manufacturers and technology companies, in various class actions, contract disputes, shareholder disputes and other complex litigation matters.
During law school, Kenneth served as editor-in-chief of the Hastings Business Law Journal. He also externed for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and for the Honorable Susan Y. Illston, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Represented various companies in responding to shareholder demands and derivative claims.
Represented medical device company and its executive officers in successful dismissal of securities fraud class action at the pleading stage.
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 technology company executive in nine-day arbitration resulting in complete victory of claims for breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation against real estate developer.
Represented CPA firm against audit malpractice claim by municipality, resulting in favorable settlement during discovery.
Represented manufacturer of wipes products against consumer fraud class action brought by several municipalities, resulting in favorable settlement during discovery.
Represented patent licensing company against contract and tort claims initiated by former customers, resulting in favorable settlements.
Represented corporate director and officer in successful appeal of attorneys’ fees award.
Represented national retailer in various employee class actions and representative actions asserting violations of the California Labor Code.
Community & Professional
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Philippine American Bar Association
- In Wake of Salman, Friendship is Key Question for Insider Trading LiabilityCo-Author, Westlaw Journal: Corporate Officers & Directors Liability, Vol. 32, Issue 13, 2016
- Supreme Court Revisits Insider Trading’s Personal Benefit RequirementCo-Author, Westlaw Journal: White-Collar Crime, Vol. 31, Issue 2, 2016
- The Delaware Carve-Out’s Carve: Examining and Repairing SLUSA’s State Law Exception11 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
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