Chambers: Hueston Hennigan “Expert Trial Lawyers” Praised as a “Go-To for Hard Trial Cases”


Hueston Hennigan received some of Chambers’ highest rankings and assessments, reflective of both the market and client feedback.

Hueston Hennigan “boasts outstanding trial capabilities” and “[has] an unparalleled ability to break down complex and sophisticated matters for clients who need to make strategic bet-the-company high-stakes choices.” “They have sharp, innovative lawyers who are immediately responsive day or night.” Clients furthered, “every lawyer I’ve ever dealt with in the firm is top-notch … it’s a blend of superior skills and an unwavering devotion to clients.” Another client explained, “Hueston Hennigan has very strong associates … they know how to try cases. They’re a very skilled bunch of trial lawyers and that’s what we want.”

Chambers further described Hueston Hennigan as a “high-caliber litigation platform with powerhouse white-collar criminal defense credentials.”

John Hueston is “consistently recognized as one of the top trial attorneys in the country, with clients regularly turning to him for their most sophisticated commercial disputes.” Mr. Hueston has earned Chambers’ highest recognitions including Band 1 (USA: Litigation – Trial Lawyers), Band 1 (CA: Commercial Litigation) and Star Individuals (CA: White Collar). “John is a highly skilled trial lawyer – he’s so convincing and persuasive and his cross-examinations are outstanding.” “John is devastatingly savvy and effective. He’s a special blend of superior intellect, intuition, incisiveness, courtroom artistry, energy, practicality, fair-mindedness, and determination.” “John is the best trial lawyer I’ve ever worked with.”

Chambers likewise recognizes Moez Kaba as a leading, go-to trial lawyer: “The term ‘steel trap mind’ was coined for Moez. There’s nobody quicker or more consistently on the money when complex judgment calls need to be made.” “Moez is one the best litigators I have worked with. His legal skills are only surpassed by his professionalism. He’s strategic, agile, creative, and a master in the courtroom.” “He’s highly skilled on paper and is a very versatile trial lawyer.”

Chambers describes Brian Hennigan, as possessing “a wealth of experience in high-stakes criminal enforcement matters and advises clients on white-collar matters ranging from antitrust and False Claims actions to fraud.” “He is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. He’s thoughtful, sensible, wise and creative.”

Vicki Chou “enjoys a burgeoning reputation for her role in representing clients facing major enforcement actions, with clients benefiting from her significant experience in bet-the-company litigation matters and her prosecutorial experience as an Assistant US Attorney in California’s Central District.” A client noted, “if there’s anything coming out of Central District, she is all over it and understands it implicitly.”

Chambers’ feedback describes Rob Klieger as having a highly respected litigation practice, which sees him handle high-stakes profit participation, intellectual property and contract disputes. Clients noted “he is a dynamo who works very hard and is committed to his clients.”


Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually they collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Hueston Hennigan’s rankings are available, here.

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