Marshall Camp is a partner and co-founder of Hueston Hennigan LLP.
Mr. Camp is a skilled trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who has been selected by clients across a range of industries to handle their most sensitive and high-stakes matters. A leader of the firm’s Business Trials practice, Mr. Camp’s clients have included companies as diverse as Sempra Energy, Waste Management, SpaceX and Pizza Hut, and individuals such as Sumner Redstone (Chairman Emeritus of Viacom and CBS) and William Koch (CEO and Chairman of Oxbow Carbon).
Mr. Camp has successfully tried cases in forums across the country, including patent, consumer fraud, employment class action, professional liability and others. He has also handled a range of other complex commercial matters, including trade secret, securities, intellectual property, contract, corporate control, trust, bankruptcy, tax and partnership disputes.
A former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Camp also devotes a significant portion of his practice to defending clients facing regulatory investigations and criminal enforcement actions, and he has obtained pre-indictment declinations and post-indictment dismissals in numerous cases. As a prosecutor, Mr. Camp was lead or co-lead trial counsel in a variety of criminal cases, including U.S. v. Coplan et al., one of the largest criminal tax cases in U.S. history.
Mr. Camp’s work has been consistently recognized by his peers, and he has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles magazine and one of the top attorneys under the age of 40 in a national ranking by Law360.
Before co-founding Hueston Hennigan, Mr. Camp was a partner at Irell & Manella LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s Business Trials and Crisis Management practice.
Mr. Camp has been involved with numerous high-stakes and notable representations including:
Business Trials and Complex Commercial Litigation
- Prevailed as lead counsel at both the trial and appellate court levels in a challenge to the constitutionality of a land use ordinance described by the New York Times as “one of the most stringent anti-development measures ever attempted in the country.” The victory was affirmed by the California Court of Appeal in a unanimous decision hailed by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as “a major appellate win in a high-profile legal and political battle…”
- Obtained victories for Sumner M. Redstone, Chairman Emeritus of Viacom and CBS, in a dispute in three states relating to control of Viacom, and in an earlier trial in a mental competency case. [See “Viacom Saga Comes to End With Redstones Emerging Victorious” in Bloomberg and “Sumner Redstone Won! Now It’s on to the Next Redstone Court Fight.” in Fortune .]
- Trial counsel in a successful, three-week jury trial in New York federal court, including obtaining findings of liability on all claims of fraud, deceptive business practices and false advertising, and a $12 million punitive damages award [see “Collecting: Thieves And Forgers Rush In Where Big Spenders Dare To Tread” in Forbes and “How They Won It” in Law360 ].
- Trial counsel in a patent jury trial against LG Electronics, obtaining favorable infringement and invalidity verdicts as to all asserted claims, and a full damages award named one of the Top 50 Verdicts in Texas.
- Prevailed in the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals on behalf of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 energy services company, in a cross-border malicious prosecution case related to a billion-dollar liquefied natural gas terminal [see “Sempra Energy defeats lawsuit alleging malicious prosecution” in the Los Angeles Daily Journal , and “Sempra wins one showdown with Mexican rancher” in the San Diego Tribune ].
- Represented a prominent aerospace company in a theft of trade secrets case, including defeating TRO and preliminary injunction applications.
- Retained three weeks before a scheduled trial in New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division, to serve as lead counsel on behalf of the liquidating trustee of an investment partnership in connection with breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims, obtaining a favorable settlement on the day set for opening arguments.
- Lead trial counsel in a two-week arbitration involving contract, fiduciary duty and legal malpractice claims valued at tens of millions of dollars.
- Trial counsel for a national restaurant chain in a week-long Delaware Chancery Court trial, in a case brought by a franchisee organization in an unsuccessful effort to seize control over the company’s national advertising.
- Represented Pacific Select Fund in California federal court in connection with an investment management case brought against Bank of New York Mellon, in which the Court granted summary judgment in favor of a $20 million claim brought by our client.
- Represented a subsidiary of a Fortune 250 company through multiple arbitration trial phases, in one of the largest-ever wage and hour class/collective action cases.
- Obtained complete dismissal of federal bankruptcy action filed to enjoin critical debt transaction by one of the largest providers of interactive media services to the hospitality and health care industries.
Crisis Management and White Collar Criminal Litigation
- On the eve of trial in July 2015 and after four years of investigation and litigation, obtained dismissal of all felony federal charges against a subsidiary of Waste Management Inc., America’s largest environmental services provider [see “Hawaii Waste Co., DOJ Reach Deal Over Storm Runoff” in Law360 ].
- Obtained complete dismissal of felony charges against former FBI agent based on a successful challenge to the constitutionality of the offense statute.
- Won dismissal of criminal fraud charges against our client following an evidentiary hearing relating to allegations of prosecutorial misconduct [see “Hill Wins, Watkins Loses,” in the Dallas Morning News ].
- Won dismissal of all 306 counts of an indictment brought by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office in connection with what was heralded as the nation’s first mortgage “robo-signing” prosecution [see “Massive ‘robo-signing’ prosecution dismissed for misconduct” in the National Law Journal (sub. req’d)].
- Obtained successful termination of criminal investigation of Edwards Lifesciences without payment of fine or civil settlement.
- Retained by the president and founder of an integrated circuit design company after a search warrant had already been executed in a federal contract fraud investigation, ultimately obtaining complete criminal and civil declination and return of all seized funds.
- Obtained complete declination of criminal case against an Orange County entrepreneur and community leader following a high-profile, four-year investigation.
Mr. Camp began his legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Mr. Camp currently serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s national White Collar Crime/Corporate Criminal Liability Subcommittee and previously co-chaired the Tax Fraud Subcommittee. He also maintains an active pro bono practice and currently serves as vice-president of the board of directors of the Inner City Law Center.