Linda Hsu practices in the class actions, product liability, and commercial litigation practice groups. She has experience litigating issues confronting small and large companies, including defense of companies against class, complex, and multidistrict claims in federal and state courts throughout the United States.  Ms. Hsu handles cases in all stages of litigation and represents businesses defending against putative consumer class action matters.

In addition, Ms. Hsu defends aircraft manufacturers, maintenance service providers, component part manufacturers, and aviation service companies in accidents and airport incidents.  She has also defended aircraft, aerospace, insulation, chemical, and metal manufacturers in mass toxic-tort litigation involving asbestos, benzene, beryllium, diacetyl (popcorn lung), and manganese exposure.

Ms. Hsu has worked in-house at the headquarters of a social media technology services company.  During her secondment, she served as interim general counsel and handled all legal issues, including development and implementation of the company’s terms of service and document retention policy.

Ms. Hsu has authored articles and presented on such topics as the characteristics of multi-generational jurors and employees, and the Montreal Convention.  She has been named as a “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers and is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.  Ms. Hsu was born in São Paulo, Brazil and is conversational in Portuguese and Spanish.

Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association
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Representative Experience

  • Defending financial institution in multi-state putative class action alleging RICO conspiracy.
  • Representing manufacturer in multidistrict litigation arising from crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport.
  • Obtained favorable individual settlement for social media technology services company in putative California statewide class action asserting claims for violation of state disclosure statutes.
  • Obtained favorable individual settlement for national mortgage lending entity in putative class action alleging improper payment accounting related to home purchase finance.
  • Advised social media technology services company regarding implementation of consumer arbitration provisions and class action waivers into terms of service.
  • Litigation work throughout the United States in defense of aircraft component manufacturers and maintenance service providers arising from aviation incidents and accidents.
  • Defense of aircraft and aircraft component manufacturers in federal and state courts throughout the United States against claims arising from alleged asbestos exposure.
  • Defense of product manufacturers in toxic-tort actions involving a variety of medical and scientific causation claims.
  • Defense of companies in breach of contract and other complex business disputes.
  • Defended helicopter manufacturer against claims arising from helicopter crash in Russia. Obtained order granting motion to dismiss the entire action based on forum non conveniens, as well as subsequent orders denying motions to reinstate the case after the foreign court rejected jurisdiction.
  • Participated in binding arbitration of personal injury lawsuit against airport service provider involving accident at Los Angeles International Airport.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Unintended Consequences: Recent Trends, Laws and Regulations Impacting Corporate Risk Management and Litigation,” The Association of Corporate Counsel CLE Roundtable, Costa Mesa and Santa Monica, Calif., May 28-29, 2014