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Commercial and Consumer Fraud

Hueston Hennigan has achieved remarkable results in high-stakes fraud cases, recovering more than $5 billion for our clients. From securing a multibillion-dollar settlement after trial in a fraudulent transfer action, to winning an 8-figure verdict in New York federal court on behalf of a collector who was sold counterfeit wine at auction, we are regularly called upon to handle -- and win -- high-stakes fraud cases of all kinds.

Our attorneys bring to bear the unique skills, creativity, and aggressiveness they gained as federal prosecutors and experienced trial lawyers to hold the people or corporations responsible for the fraud they inflicted on our clients.

Representative Matters

  • Tronox Inc. v. Kerr McGee Corp. et al.: Secured a $5.15 billion settlement after trial for the Tronox Trust as the Litigation Trustee responsible for prosecution of consolidated national litigation against Anadarko Petroleum Company and Kerr McGee Corporation for fraudulent transfer of massive environmental, tort, retiree and other liabilities.
  • William I. Koch v. Eric Greenberg: Won eight-figure punitive damages verdict, and liability findings on all counts, after a three-week jury trial in New York federal court, in a case alleging fraud, deceptive business practices and false advertising [see "Collecting: Thieves And Forgers Rush In Where Big Spenders Dare To Tread" in Forbes and "How They Won It" in Law360].
  • Pacific Life v. Bank of New York Mellon: Obtained $50 million for Pacific Life against Bank of New York Mellon at conclusion of motions for summary judgment in fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty matter in an investment mismanagement case.
  • Sumner Redstone v. Individuals: Representing Sumner M. Redstone in a lawsuit to recover $150 million from Ms. Herzer and another former companion (see "Sumner Redstone Sues Two Ex-Companions for Elder Abuse to Reclaim $150M in Gifts," in Variety), and in several derivative actions filed by shareholders of Viacom and CBS in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Tesla Motors Inc. v. Katz: Representing Tesla in an action against an individual who electronically and fraudulently impersonated Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, in an attempt to learn confidential, inside information from Tesla's Chief Financial Officer.
  • Alec Baldwin v. Mary Boone Gallery et al: Representing actor Alec Baldwin in a lawsuit alleging he was defrauded into purchasing counterfeit art by one of New York City's most prominent art gallerists. (See "Alec Baldwin Sues Art Gallery Over Counterfeit Painting" in Law360 and Page Six.)
  • Anton Segerstrom v. Fine Art & Collectible Enterprises: Representing prominent philanthropist and developer Anton Segerstrom in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit related to his purchase of numerous Jasper Johns works that had been stolen and fraudulently sold.