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Firm Overview

Described by Chambers USA as a “the perfect litigation boutique” and the “Go-to firm for bet-the-farm litigation,” Hueston Hennigan LLP is “enjoying meteoric success.”

Since Hueston Hennigan opened its doors in 2015, it has established itself as a top, nationally recognized trial boutique known for finding a way to win in the highest-stakes litigation, trials and white collar defense cases. Our rising status is reflected in the recent Business Insider article underscoring the national high profile of the Firm’s head of litigation, John Hueston: “How the One-Time Enron Prosecutor became a Fixer for the Rich and Powerful.”

We are undefeated in trials and lauded for our innovative motions practice. As a result, business icons such as Elon Musk, Bill Koch (one of the Koch brothers) and William McGlashan (co-founder of TPG Capital) have turned to Hueston Hennigan to handle their most important cases nationally, not just in California. Leading businesses such as Palantir, Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros, SpaceX and PwC have replaced AmLaw 100 law firms with Hueston Hennigan in critical cases across the United States.

Representative Third-Party Reviews 

  • “A maximum trial threat,” Legal 500
  • “Hard-driving, insightful and aggressive,” Chambers
  • “A reputation for a creative and often disruptive approach to litigation” Los Angeles Business Journal
  • “Sharpest legal minds in the business. Early instinct for the jugular. Always comfortable in the courtroom,” Legal 500
  • “It is the perfect litigation boutique—very bright and very committed,” Chambers
  • “A National Powerhouse,” Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal
  • “A force to be reckoned with,” Chambers
  • “Highly specialized teams [which] provide the same or better expertise [than] at the top Big Law firms, but with the flexibility and close working relationship of a small firm,” Legal 500
  • “The firm to beat … dynamic and engaged … re-shaped the landscape,” Benchmark Litigation

What Our Clients Say 

“The lawyers at Hueston Hennigan have distinguished themselves with their wise counsel and outstanding advocacy from the boardroom to the courtroom. Their ability to balance legal and business considerations practically and efficiently is truly exceptional. They are among our go-to trial counsel, and they deliver results.”

—Jake Schatz, SVP, Electronic Arts, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

“In one of Western Digital’s most important legal matters in recent years, Hueston Hennigan partnered with us to craft and implement a creative, multi-staged litigation strategy that delivered repeated victories in both court and international arbitration. Hueston Hennigan has a very deep bench of legal talent and are our trusted counselors for our most important cases.”

—Michael Ray, Western Digital, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

“Hueston Hennigan is an ideal choice for the toughest cases; the combined, concentrated trial talent of Hueston Hennigan makes this firm a top-shelf litigation choice for virtually any high-risk, complex matter.”

—Melissa Scanlan, T-Mobile, Senior Director for Litigation and Antitrust

“I turn to Hueston Hennigan for our most significant legal matters. In each engagement, they have provided extraordinarily effective lawyering, counsel, and strategic business advice. They are unrivaled as go-to trial counsel for complex, high-risk litigation.”

—Julie Davis, Taco Bell, Global Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

“I hired Hueston Hennigan because of their extensive experience litigating and winning high-profile fraud cases. It was a fantastic decision. In short order, they filed a compelling complaint, defeated the other side’s efforts to dismiss the case, strategically obtained devastating discovery, and secured a phenomenal settlement for me. Their commitment to my case, insights, and advocacy resulted in a total and unmitigated victory.”

—Alec Baldwin, actor and philanthropist

“John Hueston and Brian Hennigan have created a world-class law firm for the 21st century, capable of serving the litigation needs of individuals to global companies. Its talented team of professionals is dedicated to working closely with clients and has the creativity and flexibility to bring the simplest solutions to the most complex problems.”

— Arnold Pinkston, Edwards Lifesciences LLC Corporate Vice President, General Counsel

“Hueston Hennigan creatively and relentlessly investigated and prosecuted claims arising from a complex, high-stakes commercial fraud, obtaining recoveries worth more than $75 million. They skillfully and efficiently positioned us for courtroom victories, while working hand-in-glove with in-house counsel to ensure that the legal strategy aligned with our business objectives. Their team was a pleasure to work with, and I strongly recommend the firm for difficult and important cases.”

—William B. Sailer, Qualcomm, Inc., Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel

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California

Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite
Band 2
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Band 2
USA - Nationwide

Corporate Crime & Investigations: Highly Regarded
Band 2

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

California

Litigation: General Commercial


John C Hueston
Band 1
Robert Klieger
Band 4

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Brian J Hennigan
Band 1
John C Hueston
Star Individuals

Media & Entertainment: Litigation


Robert Klieger
Band 2

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John C HuestonLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Band 1
John C HuestonLitigation: General Commercial
Brian J HenniganLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Band 2
John C HuestonLitigation: Trial Lawyers
Robert KliegerMedia & Entertainment: Litigation
Band 3
Moez KabaLitigation: General Commercial
Band 4
Robert KliegerLitigation: General Commercial

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CA 90014

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