Los Angeles, August 22, 2023 – Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is pleased to announce that Yi-Chin Ho has joined as a partner in the firm’s litigation and arbitration practices in its Los Angeles office and co-chair of the China practice. Ho’s broad cross-cultural, cross-border practice focuses on representing Chinese and Taiwanese companies based in the United States and abroad in a variety of matters including antitrust and trade regulation, white collar and government investigations, securities fraud and investigations, and class action, intellectual property, and other complex business litigation.

“Hughes Hubbard is a well-respected, innovative firm with an impressive cross-border practice,” Ho said. “My presence on the West Coast will bolster the firm’s work in East Asia, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.

“Geopolitical tensions have kept most law firms away from China. I wanted to join a firm that is hungry and committed to the region. Hughes Hubbard has made a material commitment to Asia and its needs that other firms have not, recruiting key partners like China practice co-chair Christine Kang. And it is a very human firm. Hughes Hubbard lawyers do high caliber work with a highly collaborative, family feel.”

Ho has litigated commercial disputes at all stages including arbitrations, mediations, court and jury trials, and appeals in federal and state courts throughout the country, as well as before the California Courts of Appeal, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court. She recently acted as counsel for Chinese clients in high-profile antitrust civil class actions and multiple U.S. Department of Justice investigation matters involving, among other key sectors, the automotive parts and technology industries. She has specific cross-cultural experience leading complex litigation matters to resolution on behalf of Chinese companies and regularly advises CEOs and C-suite executives in high conflict crisis management situations using a keen level of creativity and practical nimble thinking to achieve her clients' commercial business objectives. She plays a broader role as a strategic business advisor, helping clients grow and achieve their goals. This has kept Ho by the side of many clients for more than 20 years. In addition to serving clients and co-chair of the China practice, she will help guide the firm’s expansion in the region as Chair, Asia Practice Development.

“Yi-Chin’s unique experience will strengthen the firm’s litigation and arbitration practices and provide an important presence for us on the West Coast that will extend to the Pacific Rim,” said Kevin Abikoff, deputy chair of Hughes Hubbard and co-chair of the firm’s Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations and Securities Litigation practice groups. “She also brings valuable expertise in antitrust matters, having worked on several civil class action and U.S. Department of Justice investigation matters.”

“We are thrilled to have Yi-Chin join Hughes Hubbard,” said Ted Mayer, chair of Hughes Hubbard. “In addition to her extensive experience and impressive client list, Yi-Chin has a unique language and bicultural skillset, as well as a strategic, business-minded approach that will help the firm make further inroads into sophisticated markets in the Pacific Rim. We are eager for her to take a leading role in expanding our litigation practice in Los Angeles as well as in growing our Asia reach.”

Ho is a native speaker of Mandarin and Taiwanese. She is a frequent speaker on legal issues affecting Chinese businesses and has been quoted and interviewed by the Chinese Daily News, World Journal and Taiwan Economic Daily News, in addition to other leading Chinese news and media outlets.

Ho earned her B.A. at University of California, Berkeley and her J.D. at University of California, Hastings College of the Law.