Alice M. Hsu

Alice Hsu’s practice focuses on corporate and securities matters. Ms. Hsu advises issuers, underwriters and selling stockholders in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities and general corporate matters.

Practice & Background

Ms. Hsu regularly advises public companies on a wide variety of matters relating to securities regulation, corporate governance and other general corporate matters. Ms. Hsu also regularly advises companies regarding SEC reporting and disclosure issues, stockholder meetings, proxy statements and proxy mechanics, as well as advises public companies with respect to defensive review matters, including implementation of shareholders rights plans and related matters.

Ms. Hsu is the co-head of the firm's social media task force and a member of the New York office’s hiring committee.
Representative Matters

Ms. Hsu’s recent representations include advising:

issuers in both public and private offerings of more than $6 billion of secured and unsecured long-term debt securities
issuers in connection with cash tender offers of more than $1.5 billion of notes
conduit borrowers in the issuance, refunding and remarketing of over $2 billion of pollution control and other tax-exempt debt, including auction rate securities and variable rate demand bonds
borrowers in connection with the refinancing and restructuring of over $3 billion of syndicated bank facilities
a public utility company in a public merger valued at approximately $8.5 billion
the lessee and parent guarantor of over $1 billion of 144A pass-through trust certificates relating to the financing of the sale and leaseback of a coal-fired power plant
issuers and underwriters in connection with several initial public offerings of units of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)
a Cayman Island reinsurance company in connection with its $212 million initial public offering and concurrent $50 million private placement
a private equity fund in a $675 million secondary offering of common stock of a U.S. rare earths producer.

Community Involvement

Ms. Hsu is co-chair of the Corporate Leadership Committee for the New York Women’s Foundation.
Speaking Engagements

“Shareholder Law Update and Trends 2014,” Delaware Valley Association of Corporate Counsel 6th Annual In-House Counsel Conference, April 3, 2014
Akin Gump New York hosted a CLE for In-house Counsel titled “Social Media: the Securities Law and Disclosure,” October 2013
Akin Gump New York hosted a CLE for In-house Counsel titled “The SEC’s New Whistleblower Rules: Is Your Client Ready?“
Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Program – 2012 Hiring and Interview Skills Panel, August 2, 2012

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Capital Markets, 2) Corporate, 3) Corporate Governance, 4) Finance, 5) Mergers and Acquisitions, 6) Pro Bono, 7) Social Media, 8) Traditional Power and 9) North America
Law School Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 1999
Admitted Year 1994
Education Wellesley College, B.A., 1996
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
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