Anita P. Wu


Brown Neri Smith & Khan, LLP
11601 Wilshire Blvd #2080
Los Angeles, CA 90025
United States

Tel: (310) 935-3947


Anita P. Wu is a litigation partner at BNSK, a premier boutique litigation firm based in Los Angeles. She is an accomplished litigator with more than 15 years of experience litigating high-stakes matters in federal, state and appeals courts.

Known for her skilled advocacy and sharp legal analysis, Ms. Wu has extensive experience handling matters on appeal, including having worked at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Appellate Division in Washington, D.C.  She has successfully argued and/or authored winning briefs in appeals before many federal and state courts.  She is also a seasoned trial lawyer, representing industry-leading companies and high net worth individuals in litigation over a broad range of matters.

Ms. Wu’s accolades include having been named a “Rising Star” in Litigation for eight years by Super Lawyers and Los Angeles Magazine, and one of the “Top Women Attorneys in Southern California.”  She was named a “Trusts & Estates Lawyer of the Year” in 2021 by Lawyer Monthly’s Women in Law Awards, and a 2023 and 2024 “Super Lawyer” in Litigation.

Ms. Wu graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 2003 with Distinction in Philosophy, and received her law degree from Yale Law School in 2006. While in law school, she served as Co-Chair of the Yale Moot Court of Appeals, and was elected to represent the law school in the Yale Graduate & Professional Student Senate.  She was named a John Fletcher Caskey Prize Finalist in mock trial, and Thurman Arnold Prize Semi-Finalist in moot court.

Prior to joining BNSK, Ms. Wu was a litigation attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP for 10 years, and with Loeb & Loeb LLP for 5 years.  She currently serves as Co-President of the Yale Club of Los Angeles, with more than 10,000 Yale undergraduate and graduate school alumni. She has also served as the national Chair of Law Practice Management for the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, and on the Editorial Board of Los Angeles Lawyer.

At BNSK, we pride ourselves on our appellate practice, leveraging our extensive experience and track record of success.  Our award-winning appellate lawyers are known for their exceptional skills in persuasive writing, compelling oral advocacy and legal analysis, and their ability to craft creative and precedent-setting arguments.

BNSK’s distinguished ranks include not only seasoned litigators from prestigious Big Firms, but also former law clerks from federal and state appellate courts, and even a former district court judge in Japan.  Beyond the courtroom, we stand as thought leaders in the legal community.  BNSK lawyers actively contribute to legal scholarship by publishing books, textbooks, and articles.  We teach at law schools, educational seminars, judicial conferences, and legal symposiums, while also providing valuable continuing legal education.

Our lawyers have handled appeals in many courts and judicial forums, including the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal (Second, Third, Ninth, Tenth, D.C. and Federal Circuits), California Supreme Court, California Court of Appeal, New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and United Kingdom Supreme Court.

BNSK’s appellate advocacy sets the standard for excellence in every aspect of legal representation.  At BNSK, we efficiently and cost-effectively prepare and argue appeals, delivering optimal outcomes for our clients.  Our lawyers not only excel in skilled advocacy at the appellate level but also bring the expertise of seasoned trial lawyers.  We adeptly review lower court trial records for appellate issues, and are able to negotiate favorable settlements on appeal, ensuring a comprehensive and strategic approach.

Brown Neri Smith & Khan LLP (BNSK) is a premier boutique business litigation firm, with offices in Los Angeles and Orange County, California.  Our experienced award-winning litigators represent clients in federal and state courts all over the country.

BNSK was founded by former “Big Firm”​ lawyers to deliver clients the sophistication and highest-quality legal services of a large firm, coupled with the personalized service, efficiency, and reasonable rates of a boutique firm.  Hailing from impressive backgrounds (including the most prestigious large law firms in the country), our attorneys bring unparalleled depth to every case.  They are seasoned advocates who are skilled in every aspect of litigation.

BNSK represents clients in a wide range of business litigation matters.  Our clients include publicly and privately held corporations, individual directors and officers, high net worth individuals, financial services companies, accounting firms, law firms, insurance companies and private equity firms.

At BNSK, our lawyers are not only accomplished in the courtroom but also recognized leaders in the professional community.  They are leaders of bar associations, alumni associations, non-profit organizations, pro bono legal service providers, charitable initiatives, and more.  Our lawyers teach at law schools, corporate seminars, continuing legal education programs, judicial conferences, and legal symposiums.  They contribute to legal scholarship through books, textbooks and articles, and are featured in prominent media outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.

BNSK is a minority-owned business, certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).  We are proud of our commitment to diversity.  We firmly believe that the interests of our clients are best served by a diverse group of talented attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants who are leaders in the field and uphold the highest standards of professional conduct.  We actively support and lead initiatives that champion diversity in our profession and communities.