Kaba to Moderate Panel “Our Paths to the Bench: A Conversation with LGBT+ Judges”

Speakers include:

The Honorable Patrick J. Bumatay
United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

The Honorable Michael W. Fitzgerald
United States District Judge for the Central District of California

The Honorable Michael J. McShane
United States District Judge for the District of Oregon

The Honorable Maureen A. Tighe
Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California

Acquah and Jackson Named “Top 40 Under 40” by National Black Lawyers

Mr. Acquah’s practice focuses on high-stakes business disputes and complex litigation, including intellectual property and cross-border disputes.

Ms. Jackson represents clients in a broad range of matters, including commercial contract disputes, shareholder activism, issues of corporate governance, antitrust, and securities litigation.

The National Black Lawyers Top 100 was created to celebrate legal excellence by promoting attorneys as subject-matter experts, developing a strong national network of top African American attorneys, and facilitating the exchange of timely information to enable our members to maintain their status as leaders.

Hueston Shares His Perspectives on Hueston Hennigan with Law360

“Our idea of launching the firm at the beginning of 2015 was to put together a national boutique trial firm that would truly focus on clients’ most important matters, and ones likely to go to trial,” explained John Hueston. “The focus of the firm has not changed. Our ideal is to recruit and retain only elite attorneys interested in becoming among the nation’s top trial lawyers.”

Read the full profile here.


IMDb Prevails at Ninth Circuit in Unanimous Opinion

“The 9th Circuit’s opinion in this important 1st Amendment case establishes that the state cannot censor speech, despite how the state labels that speech and reinforces the centrality of an open marketplace of ideas,” John Hueston said to the Los Angeles Times.

As noted in the opinion, while “age discrimination has no place in the entertainment industry,” “not all statutory means of ending such discrimination are constitutional.”

The Hueston Hennigan team included John C. Hueston, Moez M. Kaba and Michael Todisco.

Media coverage includes the Los Angeles Times, Law360, the Daily Journal, Deadline, The Recorder, Yahoo!, and The Hollywood Reporter, among others.


Chou to Moderate Panel “Hate Crimes: Then & Now”

It has been over 25 years since the Rodney King acquittals and the Christopher Commission, which was convened to address issues with the LAPD, yet how much has really changed? Join our panelists to discuss the history of hate crimes in our country, including those that have been inflicted on Asian Americans. What lessons have we learned? What can we do to prepare for or address the hate crimes to come?

Speakers include:

Vicki Chou
Of Counsel, Hueston Hennigan
Former AUSA

Mack Jenkins

Manjusha P. Kulkarni

Brian Sun
Partner, Jones Day
Former AUSA

Hueston Hennigan Described a “Maximum Trial Threat” by Legal 500

A summary of the client testimonials includes:

“Sharpest legal minds in the business. Early instinct for the jugular. Always comfortable in the courtroom.”

“With their consistent win record at trial they pose the maximum trial threat, which enables then to resolve matters more favorably than nearly any other shop in the country.”

“Each of the team members is extraordinarily talented, and they are better than the “sum of the parts” because they listen carefully to the client, are dedicated to aligning to the client’s goals.”

“[B]ecause it is a smaller firm you have the benefit of working more closely with their team and you have a sense that they understand you as a client. Because of the nature of the firm and the strength of its attorneys it can be nimble yet challenge the biggest law firms in the industry.”

“Personal attention, thoughtful strategy, complete commitment to your case and an effort to learn how the client functions.”

“Hueston Hennigan hires the best young lawyers while the senior partners have the experience to guide the firm to a lasting and successful practice. Realizing the client is always first while at the same time aggressively advocating on their behalf sets the firm above most others.”


Brian Hennigan was selected to the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” for Investigations and White Collar Defense.

John Hueston was recognized as a Leading Lawyer and clients noted:

“John Hueston is quick on the uptake and his feet, cuts to the chase, never misses the bullseye.”

“John Hueston is a brilliant lawyer and tactician. He is always thinking of ways to advance the client’s interests, communicates effectively with clients, and works tirelessly. He is an exceptional advocate in all settings, pre-trial, trial, and appeal, which is extraordinarily rare.”

Moez Kaba, Marshall Camp and Doug Dixon were also included as recommended lawyers.

For 33 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions. The rankings are based on a series of criteria, but simply put, highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.

Twelve Lawyers Named 2020 Southern California Rising Stars

The following Hueston Hennigan lawyers are recognized this year:


Michael Acquah*

Varun Behl*

Michael Behrens

Jennifer Hayden

Brittani Jackson*

Lauren Johnson*

Moez Kaba

Sourabh Mishra*

Christy Rayburn

Joe Reiter*

Andrew Walsh


Additional recognitions include:

“Up and Coming 100”
– Moez Kaba


We are incredibly proud that six of these lawyers are new entrants to the list indicative of the great group of young lawyers who are working on cutting-edge litigation for the world’s leading companies. (See * on the list above).

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.

Super Lawyers Recognizes Every Hueston Hennigan Partner

The following Hueston Hennigan lawyers are recognized this year:

Marshall A. Camp
Douglas J. Dixon
Brian J. Hennigan
John C. Hueston
Moez M. Kaba
Robert N. Klieger
Allison L. Libeu
Alison L. Plessman
Andrew K. Walsh

Additional recognitions include:
“Top 100 Lawyers”
– John Hueston
– Brian Hennigan

“Top 50 Orange County”
– John Hueston

“Up and Coming 100”
– Moez Kaba

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Since Super Lawyers is intended to be used as an aid in selecting a lawyer, we limit the lawyer ratings to those who can be hired and retained by the public.

Peloton Secures Voluntary Surrender of Echelon Trademark Registration

On January 15, 2020, Peloton filed a petition for cancellation of Registration No. 5,721,525 for the service mark “NEVER RIDE ALONE” in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Cancellation No. 92073303.  In the petition for cancellation, Peloton alleged that it began using the “Never Ride Alone” mark in late 2013 in connection with its revolutionary interactive stationary bike, and that Echelon and its parent company nevertheless filed to register trademark protection for an identical slogan in August 2018. Peloton argued that Echelon’s registration was obtained in part through knowing and intentional misrepresentations.

Rather than fight for continued registration, Echelon filed a voluntary surrender of trademark registration.

This is just the latest in the string of many intellectual property victories that Hueston Hennigan has achieved for Peloton.

The Hueston Hennigan team includes Shannon Coit and Maxwell Coll.