Julia Haines practices complex commercial litigation, managing all aspects of a case for a wide variety of clients.
Before joining Hueston Hennigan, Ms. Haines was an associate at Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C. where she practiced both appellate and trial litigation. She also committed time to several pro bono matters, including successfully defending the award to an injured worker under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and serving on the Federal Communications Bar Association moot court committee.
During law school, Ms. Haines served on the board of The University of Chicago Law Review as the business and communications editor and worked as a research assistant to Professor Richard A. Epstein and a teaching assistant for Professor Gerald N. Rosenberg. She was also named a Rubenstein Scholar and Kirkland & Ellis Scholar.
As part of Ms. Haines’ undergraduate studies in biochemistry, she was a research assistant for Dr. Charles E. Kriley and she chaired the department’s Chemistry Show.
Won one of “the largest-ever U.S. trademark awards” (Reuters) for Monster Energy Company against rival beverage company Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Following a two-week trial, the arbitrator held that VPX’s Bang Energy does not contain advertised muscle-building creatine and infringed on “Bang” trademark. In the significant ruling, the arbitrator awarded Monster and Orange Bang $175 million in damages, nearly $10 million in attorney’s fees and costs, and a 5% royalty on all future sales of Bang Energy (with over $1.5 billion in annual sales). (See “Monster asks court to enforce $175 mln award against Bang Energy maker,” Reuters; “Monster, Orange Bang Win $175M Against Rival In Arbitration,” Law360).
Won a $25 million trial victory for Acorn Semi, LLC in a patent infringement case against Samsung relating to its semiconductor technology. (See “Samsung Hit With $25M Semiconductor IP Verdict In EDTX,” Law360).
Represented a U.S.-headquartered fiber-optic technology company in a successful Section 337 proceeding before the International Trade Commission, resulting in a general exclusion order against the respondents..
Represented two individuals in a challenge to the authority of the Securities and Exchange Commission to seek disgorgement for a violation of the Securities Act of 1933 before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Represented a company with a broad international presence in a contractual dispute in a private arbitration.
Co-chair, Federal Communications Bar Association, Southern California Chapter
Co-chair, Federal Communications Bar Association, National Telecommunications and Technology Moot Court Competition