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Hueston Hennigan focuses on winning trials and training trial lawyers. Since 2015, we have successfully tried numerous high-profile cases in forums across the country, amassing an extraordinary record of victories. We achieve these impressive results because we are committed to quickly preparing new lawyers for trial and hiring the strongest possible legal and professional teams at all levels.


Our associates—a diverse group drawn from the most selective law schools and clerkships in the country—receive compensation and bonuses at the industry’s highest levels. They take on and succeed at substantive roles in high-impact cases, generally within their first year. Our most junior lawyers serve in critical roles on our trial teams, and our partners are recognized as among the country’s top trial lawyers.

Because our associates are so vital to the success we deliver for our clients, we provide top-of-the-market compensation and regularly beat market bonuses.

Given our commitment to our lawyers and impressive results, we have been named one of the best firms by numerous publications, including Vault’s “Top 10 Best Law Firms to Work For.” We make substantial, ongoing investments in recruiting, developing, and retaining talented associates, starting with a hands-on training program that emphasizes mastery of courtroom advocacy skills.

Our commitment to early trial experience is also reflected in our courtroom advocacy program: paired with seasoned mentors, associates take charge of pro bono cases specially screened to maximize trial and oral advocacy opportunities.

Pro Bono

We also dedicate significant portions of our time to pro bono projects. Not only do we view pro bono work as the linchpin of our commitment to community engagement, we also see it as an outstanding training opportunity for our junior lawyers.

Please visit our pro bono page to learn more.

“Hueston Hennigan has provided me incredible opportunities. Within six months of joining the firm, I have been tasked as the lead associate responsible for managing the day-to-day efforts for two matters representing two of our high-profile clients. I’ve also joined a trial team, where I will be taking and defending depositions and managing our expert witness.”

Brittani Jackson, Harvard

Hear From Our Associates

“The reason I’m excited to talk about the firm, is because I get to work with wonderful colleagues … while also getting the opportunity to push my legal skills further.”
Derek Flores, Associate

Law Clerks

Nearly 70 percent of associates at Hueston Hennigan have clerked for judges at federal district courts or federal courts of appeals. Former judicial clerks bring real-world experience as well as superior research skills to their work, seamlessly stepping into positions of significant responsibility. We offer a $105,000 clerkship bonus and credit for time spent clerking. We encourage current or prospective clerks to apply.

“My transition to private practice from clerking has been seamless. Consistent with my clerkship, I’m entrusted with challenging and meaningful assignments—and am given autonomy to go about solving them. This firmwide ethos results in unparalleled opportunities for young associates. In my first year here, I’ve taken depositions, written countless briefs and motions, and—in one particularly memorable pro bono matter—gave an opening statement in a case that resulted in our wrongfully convicted client’s release from prison. I came to Hueston Hennigan with high expectations for early, substantive experience. Those expectations have been far exceeded.”

Michael Todisco, Stanford Law School, clerked for Hon. Thomas M. Hardiman U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


We pride ourselves on offering a wide range of benefits, perks, and resources that allows you to grow and integrate your work and life according to your own personal needs.

  • PPO, HDHP, and HMO plans available (including coverage for domestic partners)
  • Dental and vision plans
  • Flexible spending account and health savings account programs
  • Transit and parking program
  • Firm-sponsored short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Firm-sponsored group life and AD&D insurance
  • Firm-sponsored employee assistance program
  • Firm-sponsored employee advocacy program
  • Voluntary supplemental life insurance plan
  • Business travel accident program
  • Up to 18 weeks of paid maternity or adoption leave
  • Employee 401(k) savings plan
  • Profit-sharing program
  • Dues for membership in state bar
  • Firm-sponsored MCLE courses
  • Relocation expenses
  • Paid jury duty
  • Back-up child, elder and pet care
  • Generous referral fee program
  • Nine paid holidays
  • On-site fitness center at no cost (only in Los Angeles)
  • Family-friendly firm-sponsored events
  • Weekly employee lunch


For more information, please contact Robyn Steele at

Hueston Hennigan Named a Law360 Trials Group of the Year