Marshall Camp

Marshall A.
Camp

Partner

Partner

Education
  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 2002) cum laude
  • University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1998, Comparative Politics) magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Clerkships
  • Hon. Stephen V. Wilson, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Admissions
  • California
  • New York

Recognized as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, Marshall Camp is a skilled trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who handles complex, high-stakes business disputes.

A co-founder of the firm, Mr. Camp’s practice encompasses wide-ranging, complex commercial disputes, including trade secret, contract, corporate control, securities, intellectual property, commercial fraud, employment, professional liability, trust, bankruptcy, and tax matters. He represents Fortune 500 companies, middle-market businesses, startups, and prominent individuals in numerous industries.

As a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Camp also has extensive experience guiding clients through regulatory investigations and criminal enforcement actions, and he has obtained pre-indictment declinations and post-indictment dismissals in numerous cases. In his role as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Camp was lead or co-lead trial counsel in a wide range of criminal cases, including one of the largest criminal tax cases in U.S. history.

Mr. Camp’s effectiveness and accomplishments as a trial lawyer have been recognized with his selection as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only honor awarded to less than 0.5 percent of American lawyers.

Before co-founding Hueston Hennigan, Mr. Camp was a partner at Irell & Manella, where he was a member of the firm’s Business Trials and Crisis Management practice.

Experience

Successfully resolved a complex fraud case, with total recovery of more than $65 million, for Qualcomm against a former senior engineer arising from his sophisticated scheme to sell technology he had secretly developed while working for the company.

Represented SpaceX in a trade secrets and unfair competition case brought by Broadcom, defeating multiple TRO applications and obtaining a favorable resolution.

Successfully represented Tesla in numerous matters, including a case alleging contract, fiduciary duty, and unfair business practices claims against a former program manager and competing venture that resulted in a settlement involving a substantial payment to Tesla and compliance measures.

Successfully challenged the constitutionality of a land use ordinance described by The New York Times as “one of the most stringent anti-development measures ever attempted in the country,” including a victory affirmed by the California Court of Appeal in a unanimous decision hailed by the Daily Journal as “a major appellate win in a high-profile legal and political battle.”

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Obtained summary judgment and dismissal of a long-running cross-border dispute for Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 energy services company, in relation to a billion-dollar liquefied natural gas terminal. (See “Sempra Energy defeats lawsuit alleging malicious prosecution,” Daily Journal; “Sempra wins one showdown with Mexican rancher,” San Diego Tribune).

Served as trial counsel in a successful three-week jury trial in New York federal court, including obtaining findings of liability on all claims of fraud, deceptive business practices, and false advertising, and a $12 million punitive damages award. (See “Collecting: Thieves and Forgers Rush In Where Big Spenders Dare to Tread,” Forbes; “How They Won It,” Law360).

Obtained victories for Sumner M. Redstone, chairman emeritus of Viacom and CBS, in a dispute in three states relating to control of Viacom, and in an earlier trial in a mental competency case. (See “Viacom Saga Comes to End With Redstones Emerging Victorious,” Bloomberg; “Sumner Redstone Won! Now It’s on to the Next Redstone Court Fight,” Fortune)

Served as trial counsel for the State Bar of California in a high-profile case brought by the bar’s former CEO alleging whistleblower retaliation, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty, prevailing on all claims after a one-week trial.

Served as trial counsel in a patent jury trial against LG Electronics, obtaining favorable infringement and invalidity verdicts as to all asserted claims, and a full damages award named by TopVerdict as one of the “Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2016.”

Obtained dismissal of all felony charges against a subsidiary of Waste Management, America’s largest environmental services provider, in a high-profile, four-year criminal investigation and prosecution by the U.S. Department of Justice. (See “Hawaii Waste Co., DOJ Reach Deal Over Storm Runoff,” Law360).

Won dismissal of criminal fraud charges against our client, a great-grandson and heir of oil magnate H.L. Hunt, and obtained a contempt finding against the district attorney of Dallas, Texas, following an evidentiary hearing on allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. (See “Hill Wins, Watkins Loses,” The Dallas Morning News).

Obtained complete dismissal of felony charges in Illinois state court against a former FBI agent based on a successful challenge to the constitutionality of the offense statute.

Won dismissal of all 306 counts of an indictment brought by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office in connection with what was heralded as the nation’s first mortgage “robo-signing” prosecution. (See “Massive ‘robo-signing’ prosecution dismissed for misconduct,” National Law Journal).

Retained by the president and founder of an integrated circuit design company after a search warrant had already been executed in a federal contract fraud investigation, obtaining a complete criminal and civil declination and return of all seized funds.

Recognitions

  • Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation (2019)
  • Named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list (2016-2019)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (2018-2019)
  • Top Attorneys Under 40, Law360 (2014)

Activities

Co-chair, American Bar Association’s national White Collar Crime/Corporate Criminal Liability Subcommittee

Board member and officer, Inner City Law Center, one of Los Angeles’s largest pro bono legal services providers

Former co-chair, American Bar Association’s Tax Fraud Subcommittee