John Shu's practice areas include securities litigation, complex civil litigation, class actions, appeals, general commercial litigation, internal investigations, corporate governance, intellectual property, strategic counsel, crisis management, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, real estate litigation, labor & employment litigation, antitrust, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act and international affairs. Mr. Shu also advises U.S. companies doing business internationally, including in China, Taiwan, Europe and the Middle East, and foreign companies doing business in the United States. Mr. Shu has lectured and published articles on a wide variety of issues such as appellate advocacy, securities, corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley, regulatory affairs, litigation avoidance, class-action, antitrust, federal sentencing guidelines, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, crisis management, intellectual property, constitutional law, and international affairs. Mr. Shu is a member of the Firm's Technology Committee.
Mr. Shu served in the White House under President George H.W. Bush and in Bush/Cheney Transition Headquarters under President-elect President George W. Bush. Mr. Shu served as a judicial extern to Judge Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Judge Sporkin formerly served as Director of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Shu served as a law clerk to Judge Paul Roney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, who also served on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review.
Mr. Shu received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he received the Dean's Award, served on the Pepperdine Law Review and on the appellate and trial competition teams, and was featured in the National Law School Deans' List. Mr. Shu received his G.C. with honors from Peking University and his B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, where he won the Sol Feinstone Undergraduate Award.
Mr. Shu is a member of the State Bar of California. He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Board Member of the Sino-American Bio-Pharmaceutical Association. He is a Member of the Foreign Policy Association, the National Committee on U.S. - China Relations, and the Pacific Council on International Policy. Mr. Shu received the Orange County Asian-American Bar Association Award.