Hugh M. Mo, Esq.
Chairman, Asian-American Police Executives Council
Hugh H. Mo began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor from 1976 to 1984. He was the first Asian American to be appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan.
In 1984, Mr. Mo was appointed as Deputy Commissioner in Charge of Trials in the New York City Police Department. At the time, he was the highest ranking Asian-American in New York City government. In 1988 Mr. Mo founded and became Partner-In-Charge of the China Practice Group at Whitman & Ransom (predecessor to Whitman, Breed, Abbott & Morgan), and represented Chinese banking, corporate, litigation and real estate clients in the U.S. and overseas.
Mr. Mo established The Law Firm of Hugh H. Mo, P.C. on January 1, 1994. The Firm represents domestic and international Chinese clients in corporate, commercial litigation, criminal defense, government investigations, investment and real estate matters. The Firm serves as U.S. counsel for many foreign and domestic entrepreneurs and corporate entities, including government entities of the People’s Republic of China in the United States.
Mr. Mo has extensive investigative and jury trial experience, including supervising numerous complex financial fraud and internal police misconduct investigations and first-chairing over fifty criminal and civil jury trials in state and federal courts to verdict, and handling numerous administrative and arbitration proceedings.
In 2019, Mr. Mo spearheaded the founding of a new NYPD fraternal organization, AAPEX Council, Inc. (NYPD Asian-American Police Executives Council), and serves as President & Director Emeritus and as Chairman of its Advisory Board. AAPEX’s mission is to advance leadership development of Asian police executives and mentoring Asian officers within the Department to better serve the Asian-American community and community at large.