The Daily Journal has once again named John C. Hueston and Moez M. Kaba to its prestigious list of “Top 100 Lawyers” in California. The list recognizes the very best California attorneys who have made an impact on the law and society within the last year.
On the list for over a decade, the Daily Journal noted Mr. Hueston’s representation of Sonder, a San Francisco-based apartment and hotel travel company formulating and executing a litigation and trial strategy in the wake of the pandemic. Mr. Hueston noted that “Sonder and other startups have hired us to press their case for renegotiating leases and exits to ensure their survival.” Mr. Hueston is also cited for his the defense of the Houston Astros against claims by a former pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays in the wake of the sign-stealing scheme during the 2017 season.
In his fourth consecutive year on the list, Mr. Kaba describes his work for the widely publicized and closely-watched First Amendment case for Freedom for Immigrants, where he won a preliminary injunction forcing the immigration hotline to be restored. “As a son of immigrant parents, it was personal,” noted Mr. Kaba. “It is essential that people be treated with dignity and respect, and our client is engaged in validating immigrants’ humanity.” Mr. Kaba was also commended for winning a motion to dismiss in a novel False Claims Act suit against client Bausch Health Co. Inc.
The Daily Journal notes that Hueston Hennigan is poised to have a “very busy 2021” with multiple trials and a firm that remains “ready to take on new complicated issues for clients.”