Seasoned Litigator Anita P. Wu Joins BNSK Partnership
Brown Neri Smith & Khan LLP (“BNSK”) is pleased to announce that Anita P. Wu has joined the firm as a partner, adding to the business litigation boutique’s growing roster of attorneys who are former alums of Latham & Watkins LLP, including BNSK’s founding partners.
Wu is a highly accomplished trial and appellate lawyer with more than 15 years of experience litigating high-stakes matters – including lawsuits over complex business issues, professional liability, corporate governance, securities, tax, contract and employment matters. She joins BNSK after 10 years at Latham & Watkins LLP, and 5 years at Loeb & Loeb LLP.
“Anita is an exceptional lawyer – easily one of the brightest with whom I have worked,” said retired Latham partner Robert Perrin, who served as Chair of Latham’s Litigation & Trial Department in Los Angeles for 13 years. “She is a litigation powerhouse. There are very few lawyers anywhere in any practice area that can come close to matching her combination of smarts, tenacity and trial skills, as her clients have long known and her opponents have all learned. BNSK is lucky to have her.”
“This is an exciting move for me and also a homecoming of sorts,” said Wu about BNSK, which is sometimes referred to as a “Latham spinoff.” “BNSK has assembled a stellar group of lawyers, many of whom are former Latham lawyers that I have worked with since I first started practicing law. I have a lot of respect for what they have been building together. These are lawyers who were trained by the most prestigious schools and most elite law firms to deliver the highest quality of work and client service. BNSK marries that level of sophistication and talent with the ability of a small boutique firm to stay nimble, adaptive, and laser-focused on achieving the best outcome for its clients leanly and cost-effectively. No messing around. The results speak for themselves.”
BNSK’s Managing Partner, Ethan Brown, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Anita to the firm. BNSK’s addition of a lawyer of Anita’s caliber reflects our growing status as a top-tier litigation boutique, and our continued investment in top talent. We have known Anita for a long time. She is a terrific colleague and lawyer, and will be a strong asset to our clients in the wide range of business litigation matters that the firm handles. Her experience in private wealth disputes and probate matters also further expands the firm’s offerings.”
Wu graduated magna cum laude from Yale College in 2003 with Distinction in Philosophy, and received her law degree from Yale Law School in 2006. She is the President of the Yale Club of Los Angeles.