Richard C. Hsu is a, Partner and Global Head of the IP Transactions and Co-Chair of the Privacy and Data Protection practices at Shearman & Sterling’s Silicon Valley office where he advises companies on technology, licensing, privacy, cybersecurity and associated intellectual property issues. Before joining Shearman & Sterling, he was a partner at King & Spalding, and prior to that, was Co-Managing Partner and Practice Group Leader at Townsend and Townsend and Crew (now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton).
Prior to joining Townsend, Mr. Hsu was at Venture Law Group, where he represented more than 100 venture-backed startup technology companies. Mr. Hsu was also former General Counsel at Cyrano Sciences, Inc. (acquired by Smiths Detection), a venture-backed company founded by Caltech Professors Nathan S. Lewis and Nobel Laureate Robert H. Grubbs.
Mr. Hsu is currently on the Advisory Board of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts at Columbia Law School and the Mission College Center for Innovation and Technology (MC²IT), was a former faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) and Stanford Director’s College, and (former) Executive Committee member of the California State Bar IP Section. His articles have appeared in the San Francisco Daily Journal, New York Times, and the Los Angeles Business Journal.