James Hsu Named Managing Partner of the Squire Patton Boggs Los Angeles Office


LOS ANGELES – April 05, 2018 – Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that James Hsu has been appointed managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office. The managing partner role transitions to Mr. Hsu from Adam Fox, who was appointed to the firm’s 12-person Global Board earlier this year.

“In the years that I have known James, he has proven to be an exceptional lawyer and a leader. His integrity, commitment to clients and civic engagement make him a natural choice to carry the torch in the Los Angeles market,” said Mark J. Ruehlmann, Chairman and Global CEO of Squire Patton Boggs. “It is with deep respect and admiration that I thank Adam for his service to the Los Angeles office, and am pleased he will continue to serve in a senior leadership position at the firm.”

Mr. Hsu, who currently leads the Los Angeles Corporate Practice Group, represents clients in a broad range of corporate finance and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, joint ventures, public finance transactions, tax-exempt financing, fund formation and private equity/venture capital transactions.

Mr. Hsu has particular experience representing clients in complex multijurisdictional acquisition and divestiture transactions. Fluent in Spanish and Chinese, he has focused on practices in Latin America and the Greater China region. Over the last two decades, Mr. Hsu has represented numerous clients in inbound and outbound matters involving jurisdictions such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Spain, Australia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Vietnam. In addition to his cross-border corporate transactional practice, Mr. Hsu also has extensive litigation experience representing clients in US federal and state court actions, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Mr. Hsu is active in the community and serves on the board of a number of not-for-profit organizations, including the Asian Business League (ABL), Center of Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE), Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and UCLA Department of Political Science. In 2007, Mr. Hsu received The California Lawyer’s Angel Award for outstanding pro bono service.

“Adam has been a tireless steward for the firm and it is an honor to take up this role,” said Mr. Hsu. “We have a talented, diverse team in LA that is closely integrated into the global firm and will carry forward our tradition of exceptional client service.”

Mr. Fox assumed the role of the Los Angeles office managing partner in 2015, while maintaining his positions as leader of the firm’s False Advertising Litigation & Protection Practice and the Food & Beverage Litigation Practice. Mr. Fox focuses on handling and trying to verdict high-stakes controversies spanning a wide range of subject matters. In addition to his leadership in many false advertising class actions and competitor suits under the Lanham Act (often in the food and beverage industry), he also has substantial experience in other complex commercial cases and those involving environmental contamination or exposure. A graduate of the Riordan Volunteer Leadership Development Program, Mr. Fox serves as co-chair of the Los Angeles branch of the National Campaign to Stop Violence and coordinates the Los Angeles office’s pro bono activities.

“James is a stellar lawyer with substantial cross-border corporate and M&A transactions,” said Mr. Fox. “His leadership, judgement, global perspective and commitment to service make him an excellent choice for this role.”