After months of litigation in three states, Hueston Hennigan client Sumner Redstone has resolved a dispute with Viacom Inc., of which he is the controlling shareholder. The settlement terms include the immediate resignation of Viacom CEO and President Philippe Dauman and an expansion of the Viacom Board to include five new directors nominated by Mr. Redstone. Viacom has also agreed to bylaw and charter amendments that will prevent Viacom from selling a stake in Paramount Pictures, which Mr. Redstone acquired for Viacom in 1993, without his consent. The settlement has been widely hailed as a victory for Sumner Redstone and his family-owned National Amusements, Inc. [See [L.A. Times](http://w
One year after an unprecedented spill from the Gold King Mine dumped 880,000 pounds of metals into the waterway coursing through Navajo lands, Hueston Hennigan has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. EPA, its contractors, and various mining companies and operators on behalf of the Navajo Nation. Although the E.P.A. immediately took responsibility for the release of toxic acid mine waste that turned the Animas River neon yellow last August, the complaint alleges that the agency and other responsible parties acted improperly in causing the blowout, have failed to properly manage the consequences of the disaster, failed take preventive measures to avoid the disaster, have failed to safeguard th
Hueston Hennigan has been named among the "Top 10 Best Law Firms to Work For" by Vault, the preeminent ranking and review resource for attorneys. The rankings were derived from Vault’s Law Firm Associate Survey of over 17,000 associate participants, and were calculated using a formula that weighs associate ratings in areas such as overall satisfaction, firm culture, compensation, substantive work, and associate/partner relations. The firm also was named to Vault's "150 under 150," a list of "the best-known and most sought-after U.S. firms with fewer than 150 attorneys." From Vault: To compile the 150 under 150 list, "Our editorial and research teams pored through Vault survey data
Hueston Hennigan's youngest partner talks to Super Lawyers magazine about activism, equality and the high-stakes cases that make him love being a lawyer.