Segun Babatunde represents clients in high-stakes commercial litigation and white-collar investigations, managing all aspects of a case for a wide variety of clients.
Prior to joining Hueston Hennigan, Mr. Babatunde was a litigation associate at Munger, Tolles and Olson, where he worked on complex commercial litigation matters. Mr. Babatunde also founded a skills-wagering eSports platform, overseeing daily operations and ensuring company compliance with applicable law.
During law school, Mr. Babatunde served as notes editor for the Harvard Law Review and Membership Engagement Chair for the Black Law Students Association.
Before law school, Mr. Babatunde graduated from Duke University, where he was selected for the University Scholars Program– a four-year full merit scholarship.
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).
Representing Shopify Inc. in multiple class action lawsuits arising out of a data breach.
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.
Successfully settled a suit brought by Don Lee Farms against Beyond Meat alleging breach of contract, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation arising out of Beyond Meat’s termination of an exclusive supply agreement; and defended against Beyond Meat’s related cross-claims alleging breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, and fraud.
Represented a mass media and entertainment conglomerate in breach of contract and defamation action.
Represented a multibillion-dollar investment company in complex civil action alleging fraud and unfair competition.
Conducted external investigation on behalf of prominent California Universities into potential fraud and racketeering conspiracy.
Conducted an external investigation on behalf of an international engineering services company into potential trade secret misappropriation.
Successfully moved to dismiss a frivolous witness-intimidation lawsuit on behalf of a former caregiver to comic book icon Stan Lee.
Successfully argued for Domestic Violence Restraining Order in California state court, and Withholding of Removal in immigration court, on behalf of pro bono clients.