Three Named to Benchmark’s 40 and Under Hot List

Benchmark Litigation commemorates the most notable up-and-coming litigation attorneys in the United States. Those named to this exclusive list have proven their eligibility as individuals at the partner level of their respective firms who are of the age of 40 or younger. They have all also had a hand in some of their firms’ most noteworthy recent cases and have earned praise from clients and peers regarding the quality of their work.

Chou Advises on Panel “Jury Selection in the Time of COVID-19”

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-Asian, and anti-Chinese sentiment in particular, is on the rise in the Southland and beyond. What does this mean for litigants of Asian background seeking a fair trial by an impartial jury of their peers? Join our panel of civil and criminal trial experts to explore the role of biases in jury selection, with a focus on the current climate of race relations. What types of biases might Asian litigants encounter in a venire? What strategies do trial attorneys have to identify and respond to biases among jurors?

Speakers include:

Phil Anthony

Doris Cheng
Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Cuauhtemoc Ortega
Federal Public Defender

David Chao (Moderator)
U.S. Attorney’s Office

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Seven Partners Named 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers

The following Hueston Hennigan lawyers are recognized this year:

  • Marshall A. Camp
  • Douglas J. Dixon
  • Brian J. Hennigan
  • John C. Hueston
  • Robert N. Klieger
  • Allison L. Libeu
  • Alison L. Plessman

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.

Hueston and Kaba Again Named Top Litigators & Trial Lawyers

The LABJ explained that Mr. Hueston is sought out by “high-profile and leading business icons…on their most pressing matters.”

Similarly, the LABJ commended Mr. Kaba on his “many recent, high-profile successes in the last year alone.”

“In just over five years, Hueston Hennigan has gained a reputation for a creative and often disruptive approach to litigation,” noted the publication.

The Los Angeles Business Journal recognizes the region’s most outstanding litigators as “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers in Los Angeles.” These are the lawyers you want in your corner in and out of court.

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Peloton Defeats Echelon’s Motion to Dismiss Patent Infringement Suit

Judge Andrews accepted Hueston Hennigan’s arguments in full, finding that Peloton’s complaint had clearly, specifically and plausibly alleged that the inventions described in Peloton’s patents – relating to Peloton’s revolutionary leaderboard technology – were not well-understood, routine or conventional.

“We are very pleased with Judge Andrews’s decision denying in full Echelon’s motion to dismiss Peloton’s patent claims, and appreciate that he adopted our reasoning as well,” said Hueston Hennigan lead counsel. “We look forward to proceeding toward trial.”

In October 2019, Peloton filed a lawsuit in Delaware federal court against competitor Echelon for patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement and dilution, trade libel, false advertising and unfair business practices. The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that Echelon’s bike product, and its related app, infringes Peloton’s patented leaderboard technology, and that Echelon is intentionally misleading consumers with false comparisons between the Echelon and Peloton bikes.

Earlier this year, Peloton successfully settled its patent litigation with Flywheel Sports, Inc., with Flywheel publicly admitting that it had copied the Peloton bike in creating its at-home bike, and that Peloton had solely invented the leaderboard technology at issue.

Peloton is represented by Christy Von der Ahe Rayburn, Karen Younkins and Maxwell Coll.