Plessman and Chou Named Among Top Women Attorneys

Ms. Plessman, partner and co-founder of Hueston Hennigan, is a top litigator representing clients in high-stakes matters, including trade secret theft, mass torts, breach of contract and professional negligence matters, and white collar defense.

Ms. Chou is a seasoned trial and appellate attorney and recently served as a Deputy Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California. As an AUSA in the Central District of California, she represented the United States in hundreds of criminal cases, including computer and internet fraud, intellectual property, money laundering, bank fraud, tax fraud, and racketeering offenses. She has successfully tried over 10 cases as lead counsel and won every one of her appeals before the Ninth Circuit.

The Los Angeles Business Journal recognized LA’s most influential women attorneys. These women have been singled out for being particularly impactful on the legal scene while serving as trusted advisors in the LA region, along with maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the Los Angeles business and legal community at large.

Read the Top Women Attorneys supplement.

Hueston Hennigan Praised as a “Top-Notch Firm” By Chambers

Hueston Hennigan is “particularly formidable,” noting its “top-caliber attorneys.” “It’s a top-notch firm and has made a real mark for itself in a short period of time.” A client reports “Everyone on the team is of the highest caliber. They handle the most challenging and complex matters and obtain exceptional results for their clients. They prepare every case for trial, which allows them to obtain the best result for the client, either through resolution or trial.” Another adds: “In every case on which I have worked with Hueston Hennigan, they exemplify their dedication and commitment to their clients. The firm is top-notch in every way.”

John Hueston, ranked Band 1 and “Star Individual,” “is extraordinarily creative,” comments a source, adding: “When he walks in, judges take notice.” He is lauded as “one of the very best trial lawyers in the country.” “He is brilliant, incredibly hard-working, and a fantastic strategic thinker.”

Brian Hennigan, ranked Band 1, is well versed in a variety of white-collar matters ranging from antitrust and False Claims actions to fraud. One commentator describes him as “a great lawyer” and highlights his trial skills, affirming: “Judges just love him. He has a spark in the courtroom.”

The “exceptional” Moez Kaba is recognized for his commercial litigation skills. He is commended for his “remarkable ability to home in on the most salient issues immediately.”

Robert Klieger has a highly respected litigation practice, which sees him handle high-stakes profit participation, intellectual property and contract disputes. Interviewees describe him as “absolutely terrific” and “a really outstanding lawyer.”

 Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across the United States. Chambers guides are the culmination of thousands of interviews with lawyers and clients carried out by the largest research team of its kind assessing a firm’s client service, technical legal ability and achievements, professional conduct, value for money, and depth of team. Hueston Hennigan’s rankings are available, here.

Navigating Contractual Obligations During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced risks and uncertainty into business agreements that may have seemed like a safe bet, or even routine, a few weeks ago. As the economy remains largely shutdown, you may be deciding how to terminate or, conversely, enforce your contractual obligations. This “how-to” guide provides factors to consider.

Click to read the guide “Navigating Your Contractual Obligations During COVID-19.”

Hueston Hennigan Makes Gift to UCI Law School

“We are pleased to support UCI Law School’s proactive efforts to support its students during these challenging times,” said John C. Hueston.

The fund is intended to be a supplemental financial resource for UCI Law students who are unable to meet immediate and essential expenses because of hardships surrounding COVID-19. Those needs include housing, food insecurity, medical care, travel expenses, technology for remote learning, and other unforeseen emergency circumstances.

Click here to read the press release.