Stephen Tensmeyer




  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 2015)
  • Brigham Young University (B.A., 2012, Philosophy and International Relations) Dean's List
  • Hon. Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • California

Stephen Tensmeyer concentrates on high-stakes business disputes and complex litigation, primarily assisting a variety of clients in managing all aspects of a case. His work has focused in particular on entity structure and governance, including both corporations and alternative entities.

Prior to joining Hueston Hennigan, Mr. Tensmeyer clerked in the federal courts for two years and interned for the Office of the Solicitor General at the United States Department of Justice. He also previously interned for the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and externed for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Tensmeyer was the managing editor for the NYU Law Review and received the Albert Podell Award for the Best Brief Writer. He was also a Butler and Pomeroy Scholar and a Bradley Foundation Fellow.

Mr. Tensmeyer is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and conversational in Cantonese.


Representing Southern California Edison and Edison International in litigation arising out of the 2017 Thomas Fire and 2018 Montecito mudslides.