Brian Hennigan Receives 20th AV Preeminent Rating

For the 20th consecutive year, Managing Partner Brian Hennigan has received an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. The AV Preeminent designation is reserved for fewer than 8 percent of attorneys nationwide, and it is widely regarded as the gold standard of attorney ratings, factoring into account both legal ability and ethical standards. The award, issued since 1887, is a designation of excellence recognized by the legal field worldwide.  Continue reading “Brian Hennigan Receives 20th AV Preeminent Rating”

Chambers 2017: Hueston Hennigan a “Powerhouse”

John Hueston and Brian Hennigan, who have both been repeatedly ranked as Band 1 attorneys, were again named “Leaders in their Field.” A distinction based on their “technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.”

Mr. Hueston’s peers labeled him “one of the very best,” remarking on his “absolutely incredible” trial skills and the ability to anticipate “every challenge and possible weakness,” in cases.

Clients turn to Mr. Hennigan for his “wealth of experience across all aspects of enforcement and investigation work,” Chambers wrote, adding that peers commend his “real trial expertise and particular understanding of how the government looks at things.”

Since opening its doors in 2015, Hueston Hennigan has been ranked as a national Top 10 Boutique by Benchmark Litigation, named by Law360 as one of five top national trial boutiques, and one of California’s top boutiques by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. The firm’s clients include T-Mobile, Amazon, SpaceX, Tesla, Western Digital, the Navajo Nation, Amgen, Sumner Redstone, the University of California, Walt Disney, GlaxoSmithKline, PricewaterhouseCoopers and many others.

London-based Chambers and Partners, is one of the World’s preeminent directories of law firms and lawyers, producing annual guides after months of objective and in-depth research.

Western Digital takes Toshiba Dispute to International Chamber of Commerce

The arbitration demand seeks an order requiring Toshiba to undo the purported transfer to an affiliate, and injunctive relief preventing Toshiba from further breaching the JV agreements. Per the provisions of the JV agreements, the arbitration will take place in San Francisco, California.

In a statement , Western Digital chief executive officer Steve Milligan said “Joint ventures are inherently intimate commercial relationships, and in order to protect against being forced into such a relationship with parties not of their choosing, SanDisk and Toshiba agreed to protect their interests in the joint ventures by prohibiting transfers without the consent of the other party. Toshiba’s attempt to spin out its joint venture interests into an affiliate and then sell that affiliate is explicitly prohibited without SanDisk’s consent.”

Seeking relief through mandatory arbitration was a last resort after multiple attempts to work with Toshiba, according to Milligan. “However, all of our other efforts to achieve a resolution to date have been unsuccessful, and so we believe legal action is now a necessary next step. We are confident in our ability to protect our rights and interests and to improve our value creation opportunities.”

Representing Western Digital are John Hueston, Douglas Dixon, Leanne Vanecek, and John Scheerer.

Robert Klieger Featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 100 Power Lawyers

Mr. Klieger continues to represent Mr. Redstone in connection with all of his personal and business legal matters, including several derivative lawsuits filed by shareholders of Viacom and CBS in the Delaware Court of Chancery and a high-profile lawsuit that Mr. Redstone filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court in October 2016 against two former girlfriends, who he maintains absconded with more than $150 million in cash and stock.