Matthew Kaiser is a litigation associate whose practice comprises high-stakes commercial litigation. Mr. Kaiser has represented Silicon Valley technology companies, video game publishers, a private lender, and Sumner M. Redstone, Chairman Emeritus of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corporation, in matters involving breach of contract and fiduciary duty, corporate governance, fraudulent transfer, invasion of privacy, and theft of trade secrets.
Prior to joining Hueston Hennigan, Mr. Kaiser served as a law clerk for the Honorable Margaret M. Morrow of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School summa cum laude, where he was elected Order of the Coif and served as an Articles Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. While attending law school, Mr. Kaiser served as a judicial extern for the Honorable John A. Kronstadt of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and for the Honorable Justice Fred Woods of the California Court of Appeal, Second District.
SUCCESSES AND CURRENT REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
- Represented Sumner M. Redstone in multiple lawsuits challenging Mr. Redstone’s decisions to reconstitute the Board of Directors of Viacom Inc. and replace several of the trustees and directors of National Amusements, the controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corporation, who will have ultimate control of both companies after his passing. The cases ended in a settlement “which firmly put the future of the corporate empire under the control of Mr. Redstone and his daughter.” [See “Fight for Viacom Is Said to End with the Redstones in Control” in the New York Times.]
- Obtained a favorable settlement on the eve of trial for one of the largest staffing companies in the world in a suit initiated by its former chairman and CEO involving allegations of wrongful termination and counterclaims for breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer.
- Secured a pre-suit settlement preventing publication of a “tell all” book about a technology company and its founder written in violation of non-disclosure agreements.
- Secured denial of a TRO seeking to enjoin SpaceX from hiring former Broadcom engineers.
- Represented Electronic Arts in a consumer class action involving use of address book data to “Find Friends” through video game applications for Apple iOS devices.