"U.S. Trial Firm of the Year" – 3 Consecutive Years (Benchmark; Law360)

Hueston Hennigan Elects Four to Firm Partnership

Picture of new partners - Jackson, Mishra, Trehan, Woodin

We are pleased to announce that Brittani Jackson, Sourabh Mishra, Rajan Trehan, and Christine Woodin have been elected to the partnership, effective January 1, 2024.

“Our newest class of partners, the largest in our history, reflects the depth and strength of our team of fantastic trial lawyers,” said Managing Partner Moez Kaba. “We work hard to earn and maintain our reputation as trial lawyers, and each of our new partners fits that description to a T. We are excited about the future with them in our partnership.”

“Brittani, Sourabh, Raj, and Christine have been instrumental in some of our firm’s major wins over the past years. They are creative and hard-charging lawyers and, equally importantly, wonderful people. We are proud to welcome them to the partnership,” added Co-Founding Partner John Hueston.

Brittani Jackson, Partner
Named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track,” Brittani is a recognized rising star who represents clients in a broad range of complex business litigation and investigations conducted by the SEC and various attorneys general. Most recently, she obtained a favorable settlement, after a week of trial, for Synchrony Financial (formerly GE Capital) in a lawsuit involving breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation, and alter ego claims; helped secure a unique plea for Bill McGlashan, founder of TPG Growth LLC and The Rise Fund, in the Varsity Blues college admissions case; and successfully represented Endo Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco in litigation related to opioid abuse, where following extensive fact and expert development that strengthened Endo’s position, the case favorably settled on the eve of trial. Brittani has also secured favorable results for several clients in government investigations.

Brittani recently participated in the Trial Advocacy Project at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, where she was the lead trial attorney in a criminal case. She has also been active in representing pro bono clients, including a former pro se litigant in a Central District of California case against the city of Los Angeles and several police officers, as well as a young mother seeking asylum in the United States.

Brittani has been named among the “Lawyers on the Fast Track” by The Recorder, “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers, and “Top 40 Under 40” and “Top 100” by The National Black Lawyers. Brittani is the vice chair of the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library and a member of the board and treasurer of the Inner City Law Center.

Brittani earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, her MBA from Harvard Business School, and her B.A. in international relations from Stanford University.

Sourabh Mishra, Partner
Sourabh began his career at Hueston Hennigan just months after graduating from law school and immediately focused his practice on trial work. A core member of multiple high-profile trial teams, he has achieved seven trial victories, including two wins at trials occurring only weeks apart on separate coasts. Most recently, he won a “record-setting” $293 million jury verdict – the largest Lanham Act award ever – for Monster Energy Company against rival beverage company Vital Pharmaceuticals; won a complete arbitration trial victory for a prominent Napa winery and its majority owner against the winery’s founder and former CEO; won a full defense verdict of no infringement and invalidity for ClearOne in a design patent trial; and won “the largest-ever U.S. trademark award” for Monster Energy Company after a multiweek arbitration.

Sourabh has also amassed a string of important appellate and pretrial victories. Just over the past month, he prevailed at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for Shopify Inc. in a published decision on a matter of first impression that limited the reach of personal jurisdiction. He has also won multiple dispositive motions on behalf of our clients in highly significant matters, including the dismissal of a putative securities class action for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Sourabh has been recognized as a “Leader of Influence: Minority Attorneys” by The Los Angeles Business Journal and among the “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers. He has also recently been selected to serve on the board of directors for the Public Law Center based in Orange County.

Sourabh earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a notes editor for the Columbia Law Review, and his B.A. in economics and government from Dartmouth College.

Rajan Trehan, Partner
Raj is a compelling courtroom communicator who has distinguished himself for his ability to navigate challenging examinations at trial. In his first year at the firm, Raj second-chaired a trial and obtained a unanimous jury verdict for Electronic Arts. He continues to achieve noteworthy results in his clients’ highest stakes matters, earning recognition on the list of “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers. In the last year alone, Raj obtained a favorable settlement, on the eve of trial, exceeding $300 million in value for Match Group against Google over its illegal monopolization and other anticompetitive behavior in the distribution of mobile apps and processing of in-app purchases; secured a favorable settlement, after two weeks of trial, for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in a lawsuit brought by a group of California hospitals seeking hundreds of millions of dollars for emergency medical services provided to Kaiser members; and represented PacifiCorp against numerous lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions across Oregon and California arising out of the 2020 Labor Day fires.

Raj also maintains an active pro bono practice. He represented Freedom for Immigrants in a high-profile, closely watched case involving the immigration-detention hotline featured in the television series “Orange is the New Black.” Raj obtained an injunction against ICE that protected the non-profit’s First Amendment rights and restored the hotline, a critical lifeline for persons in immigrant detention.

Prior to joining Hueston Hennigan, Raj completed a clerkship with the Hon. Paul G. Gardephe on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a notes editor for the Columbia Law Review and a James Kent Scholar, and his B.A. in economics and political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Christine Woodin, Partner
Christine Woodin focuses her very active practice on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation, including patent, antitrust, and breach of contract disputes. Named a “Top IP Lawyer” by the Daily Journal, she has secured a series of wins for her clients in high-profile cases, many of which received media attention. Among these was a favorable settlement, on the eve of trial, exceeding $300 million in value for Match Group against Google over its illegal monopolization and other anticompetitive behavior in the distribution of mobile apps and processing of in-app purchases; a complete defense verdict of no infringement and invalidity representing ClearOne Inc. against Shure Inc. in a patent case in the District of Delaware; a mid-trial global settlement for Ericsson against Apple, resolving dozens of patent cases around the world after the close of Ericsson’s case in chief in its first-filed case; and an eve-of-trial settlement of a suit brought by Don Lee Farms against Beyond Meat, resolving both parties’ breach of contract claims as well as Beyond Meat’s related cross-claims, including allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets and trademark infringement. She also recently obtained a confidential but complete defense win on behalf of a client after an 11-day ICC arbitration where she presented multiple witnesses.

It goes without saying that Christine has a strong background in the interrelationship between law and the sciences. At the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), she carried out research in computational applied mathematics and was a recipient of the Monticello Research Fellowship.

Christine earned her J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a comment editor for the University of Chicago Legal Forum. She earned her B.S. in applied and computational mathematics from the California Institute of Technology.