Alice Hsu is a partner in the New York office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Ms. Hsu advises public company boards of directors, issuers, underwriters and investors in a broad range of transactions, including securities offerings, public mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. She also advises clients on structuring and investing in special purpose acquisition companies.
Ms. Hsu is an inaugural member of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association Next Generation Advisory Board and a former co-chair of the Corporate Leadership Committee for the New York Women’s Foundation.
In 2018 she was selected for the Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law Rising Star Cohort and joined the Board of Directors of Loyola Law School. As a change agent, Ms. Hsu has most recently brought her holistic transactional counseling approach to effectively engage in strategic advocacy, coalition building and education in connection with her pro bono representation of amici curiae including Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, individuals, and other civil rights organizations and local and national diverse bar associations and their filing of amicus briefs in New York appellate and federal district and appellate courts in cases focused on issues impacting people of color, including skin color in jury selection, the travel ban and the citizenship question issue on the 2020 census. In particular, Akin Gump’s amicus brief on the travel ban was cited in Justice Sotomayor’s dissenting opinion in the Court’s 5-4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii earlier this year and the amicus brief was reprinted in the Case Western Reserve Law Review article “Stop Repeating History: The Story of an Amicus Brief and Its Lessons for Engaging in Strategic Advocacy, Coalition Building, and Education.