9th Circuit Victory for Bausch Health

“The Ninth Circuit opinion affirms the district court’s thorough order in full, granting Bausch a complete victory,” said lead counsel Moez M. Kaba.

Hueston Hennigan took over the case in early 2018 and aggressively moved to bring the case to an end, winning a motion for judgment on the pleadings in May 2019. On appeal, the Ninth Circuit again sided with Bausch and refused to revive the case. Adopting Bausch’s arguments, the Ninth Circuit held that the case could not proceed in the absence of Bausch’s foreign subsidiaries and, applying recent Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit law, that the court lacked jurisdiction over those subsidiaries.

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

Hueston Hennigan Repeats as Top 10 Litigation Boutique

The firm’s rankings are:

#8 Best Litigation Boutique Law Firms
#6 Best Midsize Law Firms for Compensation
#7 Best Midsize Law Firm for Career Outlook

Associates commended Hueston Hennigan for “substantive assignments,” “opportunity to work alongside winners” and “high compensation.”

More than 20,000 associates from over 180 law firms participated in Vault’s 2021 Law Firm Associate Survey. The survey asked associates to rate their own firms—on a scale of 1 to 10—in a variety of areas.

For more than 20 years, Vault’s influential rankings, ratings, and reviews of thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs have been a key source of information for applicants. Vault’s rankings and ratings are regularly featured and cited by The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalBloomberg BusinessweekForbesFortuneMoney, and numerous other news outlets.

Hueston and Kaba Repeat on Daily Journal’s Top 100 List

On the list for over a decade, the Daily Journal noted Mr. Hueston’s representation of a billion-dollar apartment/hotel company in San Francisco in formulating and executing a litigation and trial strategy in the wake of the pandemic. Mr. Hueston noted that “startups have hired us to press their case for renegotiating leases and exits to ensure their survival.” Mr. Hueston is also cited for his the defense of the Houston Astros against claims by a former pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays in the wake of the sign-stealing scheme during the 2017 season.

In his fourth consecutive year on the list, Mr. Kaba describes his work for the widely publicized and closely-watched First Amendment case for Freedom for Immigrants, where he won a preliminary injunction forcing the immigration hotline to be restored. “As a son of immigrant parents, it was personal,” noted Mr. Kaba. “It is essential that people be treated with dignity and respect, and our client is engaged in validating immigrants’ humanity.” Mr. Kaba was also commended for winning a motion to dismiss in a novel False Claims Act suit against client Bausch Health Co. Inc.

The Daily Journal notes that Hueston Hennigan is poised to have a “very busy 2021” with multiple trials and a firm that remains “ready to take on new complicated issues for clients.”

Chou Named Among Best Under 40 by NAPABA

Ms. Chou is one of 20 lawyers selected by NAPABA for its list of the best lawyers under 40, which recognizes talented individuals within the Asian Pacific American legal community who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields of endeavor—be it the practice of law, academia, business, civic and charitable affairs, the judiciary, or politics—and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to Asian Pacific American civic or community affairs.

Supporters noted Ms. Chou for her “unwavering dedication to her commitments” as a “formidable opponent” with an “upward trajectory.” They further noted that “she combines keen legal acumen with good instincts and a soft touch” and as a “nationally recognized expert for the Department of Justice.

Ms. Chou was recognized for her successful career as a Deputy Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California, where 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 successfully tried over 10 cases as lead counsel and won every one of her appeals before the Ninth Circuit.

Ms. Chou’s outstanding reputation for her public sector work has allowed her to quickly build a formidable private sector practice at Hueston Hennigan. Since joining, Vicki has been involved with developing strategies related to the defense of some of the firm’s highest-profile criminal defendants.

From college to law school, to currently serving on her third term as a member of the Board of Governors for the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, Ms. Chou’s involvement with the Asian community is long-standing.

This year, Ms. Chou has also been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the “Top Minority Attorneys” and one of the “Top Women Lawyers” and by Benchmark Litigation as one of the “40 & Under Hot List.”

NAPABA is the preeminent professional development organization and voice for 50,000 Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of nearly 90 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations.

Contempt of Preliminary Injunction Granted in High-Stakes Patent Litigation

The Honorable Edmond E. Chang in the Northern District of Illinois found that “the record is clear that Shure—through its design choices—violated the injunction order by allowing integrators to install the MXA910-A in the enjoined flush configuration” and ordered additional discovery to determine “how widespread the violation is and what would be the appropriate relief arising from the violation.” We had previously obtained a preliminary injunction for ClearOne to cease sales of Shure’s MXA910 product in its infringing flush configuration.

ClearOne is a global company that designs and develops conferencing, collaboration, and networked streaming devices. Its customers include Boeing, Toyota, Netflix, Exxon, and Kaiser Permanente.

This is another significant victory in the string of patent victories that we have achieved for ClearOne.

The Hueston Hennigan team included Douglas J. Dixon, Christy Rayburn, Sourabh Mishra, Neil Anderson, Karen Younkins, Michael Acquah, and Maxwell Coll.

Media coverage includes Law360, Bloomberg Law, and TVTechnology.