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By disrupting the status quo, we achieve historic results in high-stakes matters.

Client
Testimonials

“The lawyers at Hueston Hennigan have distinguished themselves with their wise counsel and outstanding advocacy from the boardroom to the courtroom. Their ability to balance legal and business considerations practically and efficiently is truly exceptional. They are among our go-to trial counsel, and they deliver results.”

Jake Schatz, Electronic Arts Executive Vice President & General Counsel

“In one of Western Digital’s most important legal matters in recent years, Hueston Hennigan partnered with us to craft and implement a creative, multi-staged litigation strategy that delivered repeated victories in both court and international arbitration. Hueston Hennigan has a very deep bench of legal talent who are our trusted counselors for our most important cases.”

Michael Ray, Western Digital Corp. Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

“Hueston Hennigan is an ideal choice for the toughest cases; the combined, concentrated trial talent of Hueston Hennigan makes this firm a top-shelf litigation choice for virtually any high-risk, complex matter.”

Melissa Scanlan, T-Mobile Vice President, Intellectual Property and Antitrust

“Hueston Hennigan has distinguished itself by coming up with creative and practical solutions to challenging legal issues.”

Todd Maron, Tesla Motors, Inc. former General Counsel

“Hueston Hennigan lawyers distinguished themselves by being dynamically creative and unsurpassed in courtroom advocacy. Their care extends beyond the individual case: they work closely with our in-house counsel, and their post-mortem review of matters is a value-add that fits squarely with our continuous improvement culture. They are a go-to firm for the most complex and challenging cases.”

Barry H. Caldwell, Waste Management former Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Chief Legal Officer

“Hueston and Hennigan are two of the nation’s top trial lawyers and legal strategists. They deliver superb results cost-effectively while providing world-class, highly responsive client service. They are widely admired and respected by judges and lawyers across the country. They are a general counsel’s dream team.”

Steve Zipperstein, BlackBerry Ltd. former General Counsel

“I turn to Hueston Hennigan for our most significant legal matters. In each engagement, they have provided extraordinarily effective lawyering, counsel, and strategic business advice. They are unrivaled as go-to trial counsel for complex, high-risk litigation.”

Julie Davis, Taco Bell Global Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

“Hueston Hennigan brings uniquely creative and forceful advocacy to each engagement. Most impressively, Hueston Hennigan has a disruptive approach to litigation, which goes beyond the other elite trial law firms. They are a results-oriented firm, and they deliver.”

Joel Simkhai, Grindr founder and former CEO

“I hired Hueston Hennigan because of their extensive experience litigating and winning high-profile fraud cases. It was a fantastic decision. In short order, they filed a compelling complaint, defeated the other side’s efforts to dismiss the case, strategically obtained devastating discovery, and secured a phenomenal settlement for me. Their commitment to my case, insights, and advocacy resulted in a total and unmitigated victory.”

Alec Baldwin, Actor and Philanthropist

“John Hueston and Brian Hennigan have created a world-class law firm for the 21st century, capable of serving the litigation needs of individuals to global companies. Its talented team of professionals is dedicated to working closely with clients and has the creativity and flexibility to bring the simplest solutions to the most complex problems.”

Arnold Pinkston, Edwards Lifesciences LLC Corporate Vice President, General Counsel

“We turned to Hueston Hennigan with our most important matter, and they delivered a complete courtroom victory. They are not only exceptional trial lawyers and creative thinkers, but are also trusted advisors who studied our business and understood our objectives. In our experience, Hueston Hennigan’s ‘specialty’ is winning the toughest cases.”

Steve Soboroff, Park at Cross Creek/Playa Vista Developer/former Chairman and CEO

“We turned to the Hueston Hennigan team as we approached a trial on a complex and critical matter for the company. They were strategic, thorough, creative, and entirely effective. I walked into court with the superlative Hueston Hennigan team by my side, and I walked out with outstanding results.”

Robert Davis, Glaukos Senior Vice President and General Counsel

“In cases for which we need the most vigorous and zealous representation, no one answers this call better than Hueston Hennigan. From junior associates to senior partners, the quality and skill of Hueston Hennigan attorneys is second to none. In case after case and trial after trial, Hueston Hennigan fearlessly advocates for our clients in court. And they win.”

Jenny Farrell, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice Director of External Relations
“The lawyers at Hueston Hennigan have distinguished themselves with their…
Jake Schatz, Electronic Arts Executive Vice President & General Counsel
“In one of Western Digital’s most important legal matters in…
Michael Ray, Western Digital Corp. Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
“Hueston Hennigan is an ideal choice for the toughest cases;…
Melissa Scanlan, T-Mobile Vice President, Intellectual Property and Antitrust
“Hueston Hennigan has distinguished itself by coming up with creative…
Todd Maron, Tesla Motors, Inc. former General Counsel
“Hueston Hennigan lawyers distinguished themselves by being dynamically creative and…
Barry H. Caldwell, Waste Management former Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Chief Legal Officer
“Hueston and Hennigan are two of the nation’s top trial…
Steve Zipperstein, BlackBerry Ltd. former General Counsel
“I turn to Hueston Hennigan for our most significant legal…
Julie Davis, Taco Bell Global Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
“Hueston Hennigan brings uniquely creative and forceful advocacy to each…
Joel Simkhai, Grindr founder and former CEO
“I hired Hueston Hennigan because of their extensive experience litigating…
Alec Baldwin, Actor and Philanthropist
“John Hueston and Brian Hennigan have created a world-class law…
Arnold Pinkston, Edwards Lifesciences LLC Corporate Vice President, General Counsel
“We turned to Hueston Hennigan with our most important matter,…
Steve Soboroff, Park at Cross Creek/Playa Vista Developer/former Chairman and CEO
“We turned to the Hueston Hennigan team as we approached…
Robert Davis, Glaukos Senior Vice President and General Counsel
“In cases for which we need the most vigorous and…
Jenny Farrell, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice Director of External Relations

Our
Firm

Our lawyers approach cases differently than most litigation firms: from day one, we treat each matter as though it will go to trial. This emphasis on trial readiness inspires us to bring creative strategies to each matter. By developing a deep understanding of the facts, the context, and the law relevant to each case, we can aggressively litigate without relying on a rulebook. Our focused preparation and forceful posture in the first 90 days help us achieve the most successful and cost-effective outcomes for our clients.

This approach works because we don’t function like a traditional, hierarchal law firm. Instead, we train our teams to think like “outside GCs.” Since each client is a firm client, not a client of any individual partner, every lawyer is focused on comprehensively, creatively, and collaboratively solving their clients’ unique problems.

Our successes have translated to a reputation as one of the top boutique trial firms in the country. We handle critical, high-stakes matters for a client roster that includes Amazon, Tesla, Deloitte, Edison International, Qualcomm, T-Mobile, Disney, SpaceX, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Monster Energy, the Navajo Nation, Whole Foods, and many others.

With unmatched talent at every level, our lawyers have collectively participated in more than 150 trials, and our partners are recognized as among the country’s top trial lawyers. We select a diverse team of the most talented lawyers from the best law schools, training them for trial in their first year to ensure that clients have the benefit of trial experience at all levels. Because nearly 70 percent of our incoming lawyers have served as judicial clerks for federal judges, they are especially effective at making arguments that resonate in high-impact cases before trial and appellate judges.

Recognition

Described by Chambers as a “go-to firm for bet-the-farm litigation,” Hueston Hennigan is consistently ranked as a leading litigation boutique.

  • Top 20 Trial Law Firms in U.S., Benchmark Litigation
  • 5 Go-To Boutique Trial Firms in the U.S., Law360
  • National Elite Boutique Trailblazer, National Law Journal
  • Regional Powerhouse, Daily Journal
  • Top 100 Lawyers in California, Daily Journal
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation
  • Top Boutiques in California, Daily Journal
  • Litigation Department of the Year, The Recorder
  • Practice Group of the Year, Law360
  • Top 40 Under 40, Daily Journal
  • National Litigation Stars, Benchmark Litigation
  • Power Lawyers List, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Rising Stars, Law360
  • Top 10 Boutiques in U.S., Benchmark Litigation
  • Top 10 Best U.S. Midsize Law Firms to Work For, Vault
  • Lawyers of the Year, Best Lawyers in America
  • Top Litigators and Lawyers in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Business Journal
  • 40 & Under Hot List, Benchmark Litigation
  • Top Women Lawyers in California, Daily Journal
  • California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) Award, Daily Journal
  • Legal Impact Report: Best Lawyers in Show Business, Variety
  • MVPs of the Year, Law360
  • Most Influential Minority Attorneys, Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Lawyers on the Fast Track, The Recorder