Hueston Hennigan Named a 2018 “Top Boutique”

The Daily Journal noted upcoming trials or arbitrations for California Institute of Technology and Taco Bell, not to mention oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court for client Nutraceutical Corp.

“I attribute our success to the way our attorneys approach cases in a disruptive manner,” Hueston said. “Traditional litigation playbooks get thrown out the window as we earn most favored firm status with our clients.”

 

 

 

Seven Partners Named to 2019 Benchmark Litigation

For the third consecutive year, John Hueston is once again among the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.” Partner Brian Hennigan has also been named to this prestigious list. Citing their announcement, “Benchmark Litigation has identified the most prominent 100 individuals, nominated on the strength of historical and unwavering peer and client review, as well as proven achievements,” said the announcement.

Marshall Camp, Moez Kaba, and Robert Klieger were also included as “Litigation Stars,” while partners Doug Dixon and Steve Feldman were included as “Future Stars.”

Judge Dismisses Whistleblower Retaliation and Related Claims Against Seven Partners of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Plaintiff Mauro Botta, a former employee, sued PwC and its partners for allegedly taking retaliatory and otherwise improper actions in response to complaints made about PwC’s auditing practices. He brought three whistleblower retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and California law, a defamation claim, a breach of contract claim, and a claim for wrongful termination.

In a comprehensive order granting the defendants’ motions to dismiss, Judge Seeborg dismissed all claims against all seven PwC partners with prejudice.  This ruling represents a complete victory for the individual defendants.

As noted in the Daily Journal, Seeborg’s ruling preserves claims against PwC “for retaliation, defamation, breach of contract, and wrongful termination.” John Hueston said, “we are optimistic that Jude Seeborg will agree these claims lack all merit later in the proceedings.”

The Hueston Hennigan team included partner John Hueston, and associates Joe Reiter and Yegor Fursevich.

The Daily Journal covered the full story on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.