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

Client
Testimonials

“Hueston Hennigan is the firm we turn to when we know we must win at trial. Their attorneys are not only masterful lawyers, they are creative, thoughtful, strategic and tenacious. From the moment the first document is filed, every option is considered and every decision is made with the ultimate goal in mind, winning at trial. Hueston Hennigan has achieved historic, record-setting results for Monster in incredibly complex matters. Those results were achieved because Hueston Hennigan did what Hueston Hennigan does, win.”

Aaron Sonnhalter, Monster Energy Company Chief Legal Officer

“After taking over a bet-the-company case months before trial, the Hueston Hennigan team quickly immersed themselves in the business and facts of the case, earned the trust and respect of our team, and positioned the case for victory. At trial, they put on a master class, including incredible opening and closing arguments, a compelling case-in-chief, and cross-examinations for the ages. Their entire team is smart, honest and a pleasure to work with.”

Alex Dimitrief, Former General Counsel, GE Capital Acting General Counsel, Amulet Estate

“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

“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

“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 bold, strategic, and relentless. Their deep lineup of talented and diverse trial lawyers weave masterful arguments, impactful direct exams and devastating crosses. We especially value their close and collaborative partnership with our in-house team in order to obtain the best possible outcomes. Hueston Hennigan is the total package and we are glad to have them on our side.”

Jonathan Mothner, Synchrony Financial (formerly GE Capital) Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

“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

“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

“Hueston Hennigan is 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

“Hueston Hennigan creatively and relentlessly investigated and prosecuted claims arising from a complex, high-stakes commercial fraud, obtaining recoveries worth more than $75 million. They skillfully and efficiently positioned us for courtroom victories, while working hand-in-glove with in-house counsel to ensure that the legal strategy aligned with our business objectives. Their team was a pleasure to work with, and I strongly recommend the firm for difficult and important cases.”

William B. Sailer, Qualcomm, Inc. Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel

“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
“Hueston Hennigan is the firm we turn to when we…
Aaron Sonnhalter, Monster Energy Company Chief Legal Officer
“After taking over a bet-the-company case months before trial, the…
Alex Dimitrief, Former General Counsel, GE Capital Acting General Counsel, Amulet Estate
“The lawyers at Hueston Hennigan have distinguished themselves with their…
Jake Schatz, Electronic Arts Executive Vice President & General Counsel
“Hueston Hennigan is an ideal choice for the toughest cases;…
Melissa Scanlan, T-Mobile Vice President, Intellectual Property and Antitrust
“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 bold, strategic, and relentless. Their deep lineup…
Jonathan Mothner, Synchrony Financial (formerly GE Capital) Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
“Hueston Hennigan lawyers distinguished themselves by being dynamically creative and…
Barry H. Caldwell, Waste Management former Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Chief Legal Officer
“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
“Hueston Hennigan is a world-class law firm for the 21st…
Arnold Pinkston, Edwards Lifesciences LLC Corporate Vice President, General Counsel
“Hueston Hennigan creatively and relentlessly investigated and prosecuted claims arising…
William B. Sailer, Qualcomm, Inc. Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel
“I hired Hueston Hennigan because of their extensive experience litigating…
Alec Baldwin Actor and Philanthropist

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.

  • Trials Group of the Year, Law360
  • Top 20 Trial Law Firms in U.S., Benchmark Litigation
  • Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite, Chambers
  • National Elite Boutique Trailblazer, National Law Journal
  • California Trial Firm of the Year, Benchmark Litigation
  • General Commercial Disputes, Legal 500
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation
  • Top 100 Lawyers in California, Daily Journal
  • Top 20 Trial Lawyers in California, Benchmark Litigation
  • Litigation Department of the Year, The Recorder
  • Practice Group of the Year, Law360
  • Top 40 Under 40, Daily Journal
  • National Litigation Stars, Benchmark Litigation
  • Thriving in Their 40s, Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers in America
  • Rising Stars Nationwide, Law360
  • Most Feared Law Firms in Litigation, BTI Consulting
  • Top Defense Verdicts, Daily Journal
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Chambers
  • Top 10 Boutiques in U.S., Benchmark Litigation
  • Top 10 Best U.S. Midsize Law Firms to Work For, Vault
  • Power Lawyers List, The Hollywood Reporter
  • 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
  • Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys, Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Lawyers on the Fast Track, The Recorder
  • Leaders in Law: Rising Star, Los Angeles Business Journal

Hueston Hennigan Named a Law360 Trials Group of the Year

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