Hueston and Kaba Named Top 100 Lawyers

Making his tenth appearance on the list of “Top 100 Lawyers” in California, the Daily Journal noted Mr. Hueston’s recent unanimous victory at the United States Supreme Court in a case that has significant implications for class actions defense. Mr. Hueston noted it was his first appearance at the high court and a “career moment for me.” The article also commented on Mr. Hueston’s success in steering Tesla’s Elon Musk to safety when he ran afoul of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. To defend against the SEC, Hueston developed a “number of creative arguments” that ultimately led to setting aside the government’s contempt request.

For the third consecutive year, Mr. Kaba has been commended for his “significant victories for clients,” including Amgen in its battle to prevent state authorities from disclosing pricing information; for social networking app Grindr in a case over its potential liability for the acts of users; and Bausch Health Companies in separate trade secret and FCA actions. Responding to the Daily Journal’s recognition of his “extensive litigation work as a whole,” Mr. Kaba noted, “we like to take on important and difficult cases.”

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Chou to Moderate Korean American Bar Association Panel

APA women will discuss how the skills they developed while working in the public sector helped advance their careers in a variety of legal fields, from white collar litigation to white collar investigations and elevation to the bench.

Speakers include:

Vicki Chou (Moderator)
Of Counsel, Hueston Hennigan
Former Assistant United States Attorney

Hon. Dorothy C. Kim
Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal
Second Appellate District, Division 5

Ann C. Kim
Partner, Hogan Lovells
Former SEC Enforcement Senior Counsel
Former Assistant United States Attorney

Naeun Rim
Partner, Bird Marella
Former Deputy Federal Public Defender
Former Public Counsel Fellow

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.25 hours of participatory credit.

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Hueston Hennigan Named California Powerhouse

“The key to [our] success has been our ability to quickly focus on the key determinative issues in bet-the-company litigation, and to move at an accelerated pace to either very favorable settlements or wins at trial,” said John Hueston to Law360.

Law360 noted Hueston Hennigan’s recent high-profile successes in helping Elon Musk hammer out a settlement with the SEC; handling a string of legal actions involving Sumner Redstone, the former CEO of Viacom; and reaching a $6.5 million settlement on behalf of the Navajo Nation in its claims against Wells Fargo.

Managing partner Brian Hennigan said “we partner with, invest in and listen carefully to our clients before crafting legal strategies to obtain the optimum results.”

Peloton Defeats Flywheel’s Motion to Dismiss Patent Infringement Suit

In its Order, the Court rejected Flywheel’s argument that Peloton’s patents described inventions that were well-understood, routine and/or conventional, agreeing with Peloton that “at the very least, questions of fact remain.”

“We are thrilled with this victory and look forward to proceeding toward trial,” said Peloton’s lead counsel.

Peloton’s patents, which Flywheel unsuccessfully challenged, relate to Peloton’s state of the art leaderboard technology, which allows Peloton users to–for the first time ever–compete with a group of thousands of other riders in all corners of the world—even those riding at different times—and still easily see where his or her performance stands in comparison to the other riders at any given point in the class. When Peloton implemented these innovations in its Peloton Bike, it received universal praise from publications and fitness experts, who hailed the product as “category-creating,” “revolutionary,” and “the best cardio machine on the planet.”

Just last month, the Court denied Flywheel’s motion to stay the litigation, and granted Peloton’s motion for sanctions against Flywheel for discovery abuses.

Peloton is represented by Doug Dixon, Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn, Karen Younkins and Neil Anderson of Hueston Hennigan LLP.

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