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James Hsu

Zynga Inc.
Senior Corporate Counsel
San Francisco, CA, USA

James Hsu


Mergers & acquisitions, securities, public/private/venture investments, strategic alliances, joint ventures, restructurings, tax integrations, cross-border transactions, acquisition integration, entity management, corporate governance, commercial contracts, licensing, intellectual property, Asia


Senior Corporate Counsel at Zynga
January 2010 - Present (2 years 6 months)

Senior Legal Counsel at Electronic Arts

September 2003 - December 2009 (6 years 4 months)
Redwood Shores, CA
Worldwide mergers & acquisitions, investments, restructurings and other corporate transactions; commercial
transactions; licensing and intellectual property; Asia

Senior Corporate Associate at Skadden Arps
January 2001 - August 2003 (2 years 8 months)
San Francisco/Palo Alto, CA
Mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance/securities

Chief Operating Officer/Acting General Counsel at Hypnotic, Inc.
January 2000 - December 2000 (1 year)
New York, NY
Series A and B financing, administration/operations, legal affairs and business development for online short
films distributor

Corporate Associate at Skadden Arps
September 1997 - December 1999 (2 years 4 months)
New York, NY
Mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance/securities

Litigation Paralegal at Munger Tolles & Olson
1993 - 1994 (1 year)
Los Angeles, CA
Various matters at law firm co-founded by Charlie Munger (Berkshire Hathaway)

Ass't Account Executive at Jennings & Company
1992 - 1993 (1 year)
Silicon Valley, CA
Client industries: semiconductor, data warehousing, data compression and optical character recognition

  • Columbia University School of Law J.D., 1994 - 1997
    •    Activities and Societies: Senior Editor, Columbia Law Review; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Stanford University
  • B.A., Political Science, 1988 - 1992

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