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

“Litigation Powerhouse” and One of the “Best Firms in America” Says Chambers of Hueston Hennigan

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Recognizing Hueston Hennigan as one of the top Commercial Litigation Firms and White Collar and Government Investigation Firms, Chambers has once again bestowed its highest praise on the firm:

“They have a strong reputation for being able to take on the toughest cases. They work fast and are able to handle cases where not only the law is at stake, but political and business issues are too. They are one of the best firms in America.”

Describing the firm as boast[ing] “outstanding trial capabilities, drawing from a high-quality bench of litigators,” “Chambers noted “Hueston Hennigan is a different beast with a ridiculous reputation.” Market commentators described Hueston Hennigan as “an extraordinary firm full of incredibly talented practitioners and litigators” who “form excellent client relationships.” “They’re real trial lawyers,” says a client.

Chambers further proclaimed Hueston Hennigan as one of “the market’s strongest firms,” which consistently “punch[es] above their weight.”

Underscoring its culture, commitment to diversity and pledge to train the next generation of lawyers, Chambers also noted: “their commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives is very strong.” “They pluck the best associates. They take the effort to train their young people effectively. They supervise them throughout and grow them into terrific lawyers.”

In addition to the firm rankings, the Hueston Hennigan lawyers below were also individually recognized.

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.” He is described as “a lawyer of the highest caliber. He illustrates the perfect mix of incredible intelligence, extreme skillfulness and unwavering humbleness.” Chambers notes, “When it comes to trial lawyers, he is as good as it gets.” 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).

Moez Kaba is described as a “superstar and outstanding in his trial capabilities,” “an incredibly strong trial lawyer,” who is “terrific, outstanding and very good strategically,” and a “secret weapon.” Mr. Kaba’s “impressive…and strong reputation” as a “trial specialist,” garners him recognition as one of the best trial lawyers in the country (USA: Litigation – Trial Lawyers) and one of the best litigators in California (CA: Commercial Litigation). As Chambers succinctly put it, “he tries a lot of cases and wins, which is what it’s all about.”

Doug Dixon, ranked among the top Commercial Litigators in California, is described as “extremely smart, zealously meticulous in his preparation, and a fantastic advocate and negotiator for his client.” A client further noted that he is “a phenomenal litigator” with the “ability to distill into simple concepts the essence of a very complex case, and great advocacy skills that have led to an impressive record of trial successes.”

With an “eminent reputation in the marketplace,” Brian Hennigan is ranked among the top White Collar and Government Investigation attorneys in California. He is described as “a fabulous lawyer with phenomenal judgment. He is so effective in interacting with people and in the courtroom, he owns it. Clients trust him and judges love him.” “Talented and pragmatic – a real dean of the white collar bar.”

A former Assistant US Attorney in California’s Central District, Vicki Chou is “absolutely fantastic,” which garners her recognition as one of the best White Collar and Government Investigation attorneys in California. As a client proclaims, “Vicki is phenomenal. She is incredibly smart and a real people person – she is going to do great things.” “She is tenacious, engaging and hard charging,” said another.

Chambers ranks Rob Klieger as one of the top Media and Entertainment attorneys in California describing him as a “brilliant” lawyer whose “level of sophistication is very strong.”