“It was the best foreseeable outcome: The court took the middle road in Commil, issuing a decision that upheld the high standard required for indirect infringement but rejecting the invitation to eliminate indirect infringement altogether.
Ms. Plessman is a founding partner of Hueston Hennigan LLP, and her practice encompasses a wide range of high-stakes litigation matters and practice areas, including securities and entertainment litigation, health care fraud and privacy matters, and white collar defense. The Daily Journal recognized Ms. Plessman for her roles in aggressively prosecuting high profile lawsuits on behalf of such varied clients as T-Mobile, State Compensation Insurance Fund, Universal Music Group, and Pacific Select Fund, while simultaneously defending other notable clients facing regulatory or criminal exposure. The Daily Journal’s acknowledgement is the latest in a series of recognitions awarded to Ms. Plessman. In 2013, she was selected by The Recorder as one of only 50 “California Lawyers on the Fast Track.” She was also named a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in 2013 and 2014.
Obscured by the coverage, however, is whether the decision portends a broader, noteworthy trend: namely, appellate courts evidencing a willingness to reverse white collar jury convictions, and in the process, push back against what they may perceive, rightly or wrongly, as unjustified federal prosecutions.