Ray Hsu has experience and expertise in Labor & Employment Law, Administrative Law, and Civil Litigation. Mr. Hsu graduated magna cum laude at the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media Arts, with a minor in Japanese Language Studies. Mr. Hsu then attended UC Hastings College of the Law, where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree, with a civil litigation law concentration. Mr. Hsu was a staff editor for the Hasting International & Comparative Law Review and he later became one of the Submissions Committee members for the Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal to review Labor & Employment Law articles submitted by scholars and law professors nationwide and made publication recommendations. In addition to his academics, he was the President of the Hastings Chinese Language & Culture Club and a trial team member for the American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Trial Competition.
Mr. Hsu was a judicial extern for the Administrative Law Judges of the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He drafted summary judgment decisions, post-hearing decisions, mediation statements, and various discovery orders for the Administrative Law Judges. He was also a judicial extern for the San Francisco Superior Court, Criminal Division Judge, where he observed and worked on various aspects of criminal law, including jury trials, preliminary hearings, and various other motions in the court proceedings.
Mr. Hsu is a long-time volunteer with the Workers’ Rights Clinic of the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. He worked on administrative wage claims and unemployment insurance benefits appeals. He helped numerous employees to sue for unpaid wages, overtime premiums, and penalties. He even worked with the collections attorneys to obtain large payments for the clients. Mr. Hsu was also a Public Interest Fellow with the Los Angeles based Asian Pacific American Legal Center. He worked on class action employment discrimination cases and helped the staff attorneys to hold a press conference to denounce the defendant's race and age discrimination against the workers. Mr. Hsu is also a volunteer attorney with the monthly Southern California Chinese Lawyer Association Legal Clinic.
In 2019, Mr. Hsu was recognized by Super Lawyer magazine as a Southern California Rising Star in Labor & Employment law. No more than 2.5% of lawyers in the region are selected to receive this honor each year.