Richard C. Hsu Managing Director

Richard Hsu, Legal Search Consultant

In the News

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I have had the good fortune of having some great mentors throughout my legal career and being at Major, Lindsey & Africa allows me share that advice and my experience firsthand with other lawyers to help them achieve their personal and career goals.

Richard Hsu is a Managing Director in our Partner Practice Group. A former partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 20 firm, Richard leverages his experience to represent attorneys, individual partners and partner groups in the lateral marketplace and executes targeted searches for law firm clients. As a former managing partner, he has invested in building relationships with lawyers and clients and serves as a trusted advisor to attorneys who are evaluating their careers.

Famous for his ABA award-winning podcast interview series, HsuUntied, Richard maintains a strong and vibrant presence in the legal, business and technology community. With his background as a Caltech engineer, he created and produced an LMA award-winning blog, HsuTube, where he made videos with his daughter to explain intellectual property and licensing issues.

A native of the Bay Area, Richard lives in San Mateo, where he and his wife have raised a family of 3 talented daughters.  In his spare time, he enjoys interviewing celebrities and famous authors for his blog HsuUntied, collecting New Yorker cartoons and playing board games.

Experience

Prior to joining to Major, Lindsey & Africa, Richard was a Partner and Global Head of the Intellectual Property Transactions Practice as well as co-chair of the Privacy and Data Protection Practice at Shearman & Sterling. He was also co-head of the firm's Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Industry Group and is a CIPP/US/E, CIPM and CIPT Certified Privacy Specialist.

Before joining Shearman & Sterling, Richard was a partner at King & Spalding and was former Managing Partner and Practice Group Leader at Townsend LLP, where he was part of the management team that led the merger with Kilpatrick Stockton to form Kilpatrick Townsend. Prior to joining Townsend, Richard was at Venture Law Group and was also former General Counsel at Cyrano Sciences Inc. (acquired by Smiths Detection), a venture capital backed company founded by Caltech Nobel Laureate Robert H. Grubbs.

Speaking Engagements

Practicing Law Institute (PLI)

Stanford Directors College

Education

Columbia Law School: J.D.

Caltech: B.S. Engineering

Associations

Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts at Columbia Law School, Advisory Board

Mission College Center for Innovation and Technology (MC²IT), Advisory Board