Six Lawyers Named 2019 Southern California Rising Stars

The following Hueston Hennigan lawyers are recognized this year:

  • Michael Behrens
  • Padraic Foran
  • Jennifer Hayden
  • Moez Kaba
  • Andrew Walsh

To be eligible, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. While up to 5% of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list.

John Hueston Recognized Among LA’s Most Influential People in Business

The LA500 is an annual list that highlights the people, companies and transactions that have an impact on the business community. This is the second year that Mr. Hueston has been included on the list.

The Los Angeles Business Journal noted Mr. Hueston’s 9-0 win at the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of client Nutraceutical Corp., and his victory in representing Elon Musk in defeating the Securities and Exchange Commission’s attempt to hold the Tesla founder in contempt of court over tweets about the company.

Read the full profile here.

Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Granted for Bausch Health Companies

The plaintiffs filed this action nearly three years ago, in June 2016. The Hueston team took over the case in late February 2018, aggressively pursued discovery and moved strategically to bring the action to an end. “The judge’s thorough order reflects a complete victory for our client Bausch, in a case in which the plaintiffs sought over $100 million in damages,” explained partner Moez M. Kaba.

The Hueston Hennigan team includes Moez M. Kaba Sourabh Mishra and Michael Acquah.

Plessman Named to Daily Journal’s Top Women Lawyers List

The Daily Journal cited Ms. Plessman’s defense of Hong Kong investment company Dong Yin Development in a RICO claim in cases involving the development and launch of satellites intended to provide telecommunications to Sub-Saharan Africa.

The newspaper also noted her representation of Edison International and Southern California Edison in proceedings stemming from the Thomas Fire in Venture and Santa Barbara counting, and in litigation arising from the recent Montecito mudslides.

View Top Women Lawyers profile.

Behrens to Present at 2019 Inclusive Diversity Conference

The #Metoo movement is about more than just isolated instances of sexual harassment. The movement carries lessons for all organizations, big and small, on how to effectively deal with workplace misconduct related to issues of diversity, whether sexual harassment, or instances of ethnic or racial discrimination.

Mr. Behrens will draw on his experiences and insights from three investigations at the University of California, including one into ethnic and racial bias at UCLA.

The presentation will cover:

  • The essential duties of any diversity officer
  • Which non-discrimination policies work, and which do not
  • The characteristics shared by all effective internal investigations

To view the agenda or register for the conference, click here.