Michael Behrens and Xinlin Li Morrow Promoted to Counsel
Ms. Morrow’s practice focuses on white collar defense, complex business litigation, and patent litigation. She has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including aviation, biotechnology, cyber security, finance, professional sports, software, and telecommunications. She also has successfully represented individuals facing SEC and DOJ investigations and actions.
“Xinlin is a dynamic lawyer who handles cases across subject matters,” said Moez Kaba. “She has shown that one can crush a deposition in Hong Kong one morning, and be back for another one in Los Angeles the next day, without skipping a beat. Xinlin has also developed a critical IP expertise while expanding her contributions in many other areas.”
Mr. Behrens has litigated contract, defamation, commercial lease, health care fraud, RICO, labor union, and C-suite employment disputes, and has argued and won before the Ninth Circuit and in district court. Mr. Behrens specializes in representing governments and universities, and advises and guides institutions facing regulatory action.
“Mike sets himself apart as a strategic, measured, and earnest advocate for his clients,” said John Hueston. “His steady approach to matters and clients make him both a pleasure to work with and an essential part of our teams. More than once, Mike has been called upon to parachute into a case to support a trial or help win summary judgment. He has done so with ease and skill.”
With the promotions of Ms. Morrow and Mr. Behrens, the firm continues its annual promotion to counsel of associates who are poised for partner consideration in the coming years. “We believe we have some of the best associates in the nation, and Xinlin and Mike are great examples of that,” said Managing Partner Brian Hennigan.