Craig Fligor focuses on complex commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and investigations. Mr. Fligor represents individuals and companies in complex commercial litigation matters across an array of industries, including technology, public utilities, legal practice, and medical devices. In addition, he regularly represents individuals and corporations in connection with complex and sensitive internal investigations. His notable clients have included Amazon.com, Palantir, the Houston Astros, Southern California Edison, PacifiCorp, and the University of California.
During law school, Mr. Fligor served as the online articles editor for The University of Chicago Law Review and worked as a research assistant to Professors Richard A. Epstein and William Baude. He was also named a Kirkland & Ellis Scholar.
Successfully settled a breach of contract and tortious interference lawsuit for Intrivo Diagnostics, Inc., co-producer and exclusive distributor of the On/Go COVID-19 rapid test, against Access Bio.
Representing Southern California Edison and Edison International in litigation arising out of the 2017 Thomas Fire, 2018 Montecito mudslides, and 2018 Woolsey Fire.
Representing PacifiCorp in litigation arising out of the 2020 Labor Day fires in California and Oregon.
On the eve of trial, favorably settled a lawsuit on behalf of Palantir Technologies alleging intentional interference with economic advantage relating to an alleged potential $300 million sale of stock.
Representing NV Energy in litigation arising out of the 2020 Pinehaven Fire in Nevada.
Won a dismissal for Houston Astros in litigation arising from cheating claims. (See “Houston Hires Hueston in Astros Litigation,” Daily Journal; “Ex-Blue Jays Pitcher Loses Lawsuit Over Astros’ Sign Stealing,” Bloomberg Law).
Obtained a complete dismissal of felony charges against a prominent attorney and former principal of the Jacoby & Meyers law firm. Following more than five years of investigation and pre-indictment litigation, the Orange County D.A.’s Office charged Newport Beach attorney and entrepreneur Steven Mehr in a 47-count felony indictment in relation to his former role as a partner and principal of the Jacoby & Meyers law firm. Just eight months later, in the midst of an extensive evidentiary hearing in a related proceeding also handled by Hueston Hennigan, and following our filing of motions to dismiss the indictment and to recuse the D.A.’s Office and prosecutor for misconduct, we obtained a complete dismissal of all charges against Mr. Mehr and a termination of the related proceeding involving Jacoby & Meyers. (See “Criminal Charges Dropped Against Lawyer Accused of Jacoby & Meyers Referral, Insurance Scheme,” The Recorder).
Conducted two independent investigations for the Board of Regents of the University of California into whistleblower allegations of improper governmental activities and retaliation.
Conducted an independent investigation for the Board of Directors of a Public Financial Services Company into allegations of executive misconduct and discrimination.
Represented a technology company in a lawsuit involving trademark, copyright, and false advertising claims.