Tim Hsu has significant experience in the financial services arena. In addition to being a lawyer, he is a California licensed Certified Public Accountant who has worked with publicly traded companies in audit, compliance, and reporting. This perspective informs his legal counsel to clients, and in his law practice, he represents clients with issues involving bankruptcy and creditors' rights, federal and state court receiverships, environmental disputes, and commercial litigation.
His experience and perspective allow him to thoroughly analyze complex legal issues and financial transactions and deliver practical guidance to his clients, setting them up for success in litigation. Tim’s accomplishments include successfully crafting and arguing multiple novel issues involving environmental and creditors' rights law on appeal and serving as part of various legal teams assisting receiver clients investigate and recover hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of fraud. He recently assisted a receivership client with investigation and pursuit of hundreds of disgorgement claims arising from profits paid out of a Ponzi scheme. Additionally, Tim successfully crafted a legal argument on a disputed issue of law that was upheld on appeal in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, resulting in a judgment in favor of his client.
Tim’s practice focuses on litigation, including general commercial litigation, lender and financial services litigation, and environmental claims litigation brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). He also has experience representing lenders in financial transactions, including secured credit transactions.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Tim was a senior financial statement auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, and was an assistant fund controller at the Capital Group Companies. He began his legal career as a Judicial Extern for Magistrate Judge Oswald Parada in the United States District Court, Central District of California, where he reviewed and analyzed statutes, regulations, and case law addressing substantive and procedural issues arising in civil rights, habeas corpus, and Social Security Administration benefits appeals matters.
Tim is actively involved in the Chinese-American financial community as a member of the Chinese American CPA Association, and he is an executive member of the Remedies section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Tim C. Hsu