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Isabella C. Hsu Associate

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2015

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Education

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D, 2015

  • Dean's Scholarship

University of Southern California, B.A., magna cum laude, 2012

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Renaissance Scholar
  • IBM Thomas J. Watson Memorial Scholarship

Language

Isabella Hsu is a litigation associate and a member of the Products, Class Actions & Professional Liability practice group. Her practice encompasses a variety of litigations matters at state and federal court, with a focus on product liability and commercial litigation.   

Ms. Hsu received her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where she was the Chief Managing Editor of the UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal and a research assistant under the law library. 

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Hsu received her B.A., magna cum laude, in Psychology and Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California.

Experience

  • Representation of a global automobile manufacturer in multi-district litigation relating to Takata airbag inflator ruptures. Prepared corporate witnesses for deposition, reviewed and analyzed discovery, and assisted technical experts.
  • Representation of a global automobile manufacturer in breach of warranty cases relating to Takata airbag defect allegations.
  • Representation of a global automobile manufacturer in a wrongful death case involving allegations of airbag failure to deploy. Worked on every aspect of case from evaluation to settlement; took depositions of fact witnesses. 
  • Representation of a global automobile manufacturer in a rollover case against claims of personal injury, negligence, products liability, and emotional distress. Prepared case for trial and drafted pre-trial motions. 
  • Representation of a multinational manufacturer of industrial lifts against claims of personal injury, negligence, and products liability. Attended pre-trial hearings and conducted discovery.
  • Representation of a global automobile manufacturer in breach of warranty cases. Drafted motions for summary judgment and other dispositive motions.
  • Representation of a global automobile manufacturer in airbag failure to deploy case. Drafted successful inconvenient venue motion that led to a favorable settlement. 
  • Representation of a multinational automobile component part manufacturer in a personal injury case alleging products liability with a side pressure sensor. Attended pre-trial hearings and conducted discovery. Client was successfully dismissed from the case in exchange for a waiver of costs.
  • Representation of autonomous vehicle subsidiaries of global automobile manufacturers relating to legislative and permitting requirements.

Memberships & Involvement

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, Member

Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, Member

Community/Civic Activities

Isabella maintains an active pro bono practice and has worked on numerous adoption and guardianship matters through the Alliance for Children’s Rights.