Joshua Michelangelo Stein is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Hueston Hennigan LLP. His practice focuses on high-stakes business disputes and complex litigation, including securities, white collar, First Amendment, trade secrets, employment, human rights, and appellate matters.
Mr. Stein began his legal career at Boies Schiller Flexner and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ferdinand F. Fernandez on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was articles editor of the Yale Journal of Law and The Humanities and co-chair of faculty diversity for the Latino Law Students Association. Mr. Stein completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University, where he double-majored in History and English, and earned a Ph.D. in United States history at the University of California, Los Angeles.
- Representing Qualcomm in a complex, nine-figure fraud case against a former employee arising from the employee’s sophisticated scheme to sell technology he had secretly developed while working for the company.
- Defended Valeant Pharmaceuticals in a multibillion-dollar securities class action, alleging violation of insider trading and control person liability statutes. After argument on summary judgment motions, obtained favorable settlements on all matters.
- Secured a partial dismissal of a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit against the public accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and seven of its partners, where the plaintiff alleged retaliatory actions in response to complaints made about PwC’s auditing practices.
- “Behind closed doors at the 9th Circuit” in the Daily Journal (2018)
- “Historians Before the Bench: Friends of the Court, Foes of Originalism” in the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities (2013)
- “Tentative Oral Opinions: Improving Oral Argument Without Spending a Dime” in the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process (2013)
- “Privatizing Violence: A Transformation in the Jurisprudence of Assault” in the Law & History Review (2012)