Xiaonan April Hu

April Hu is a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She practices commercial litigation, with a focus on antitrust and appeals.

Ms. Hu has represented companies in internal investigations, government antitrust inquiries, trials, and appeals. Her litigation experience includes serving on an appellate team defending the first-ever award of divestiture to a private party as well as serving on a trial team seeking injunctive relief on a substantial antitrust dispute. Ms. Hu has also worked on high-profile internal investigations regarding compliance with corporate policies.

Ms. Hu’s experience includes representing technology companies and other institutions in a variety of matters, including securities claims, supply chain disputes, and advising on acquisition litigation risk in connection with potential M&A transactions. She also recently represented a major technology company in connection with several investigations requiring fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

Ms. Hu maintains an active pro bono practice and is deeply committed to issues of diversity and inclusion. She recently represented a group of national nonprofit immigration advocates and legal and social service providers in an amicus brief challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to issue new rules severely restricting asylum seeker access to employment authorization. She co-authored A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law (2017), the first systematic account of how Asian Americans are situated in the legal profession, and was the keynote speaker at the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey’s annual gala in 2017.    

Ms. Hu earned her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as forum editor of the Yale Law Journal. She graduated with an A.B., summa cum laude, in sociology from Princeton University. Prior to joining Munger, Tolles & Olson, Ms. Hu clerked for Judge Beverly B. Martin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Judge Richard A. Paez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.