Commercial and Consumer Fraud

Victims of major commercial and consumer fraud turn to Hueston Hennigan to recoup their losses and win billions in damages.

From securing a multibillion-dollar settlement after trial in a fraudulent transfer action to winning an eight-figure verdict on behalf of a collector who was sold counterfeit wine at auction, we have achieved remarkable results in high-stakes fraud cases on behalf of a wide range of high-profile commercial and consumer fraud litigation.

Our experienced team—including trial lawyers and former federal prosecutors—combines relentless drive with meticulous attention to the facts and a creative approach to litigation strategy. This gives us an edge in building persuasive cases to hold individual and corporations responsible for the fraud they inflict on our clients.

Representative Matters

  • William I. Koch v. Eric Greenberg. Won a $12 million punitive damages verdict and liability findings on all counts after a three-week jury trial in New York federal court in a case alleging fraud, deceptive business practices, and false advertising. (See “Collecting: Thieves And Forgers Rush In Where Big Spenders Dare To Tread,” Forbes; “How They Won It,” Law360)
  • Tronox Inc. v. Kerr McGee Corp. et al. Secured a $5.15 billion settlement after trial for the Tronox Trust as the litigation trustee responsible for prosecution of consolidated national litigation against Anadarko Petroleum Company and Kerr McGee Corporation for fraudulent transfer of massive environmental, tort, retiree, and other liabilities.
  • Alec Baldwin v. Mary Boone Gallery et al. Obtained seven-figure settlement, representing a full trial victory, on behalf of Alec Baldwin in a high-profile art fraud case against the Mary Boone Gallery. (See “Why Alec Baldwin is $1 Million Richer Today,” The New York Times; “Alec Baldwin Settles …,” the Daily Journal; “Alec Baldwin’s Legal Tussle Over Art,” The New Yorker)
  • Tesla Motors Inc. v. Katz. Representing Tesla in a high-profile action against an individual who electronically and fraudulently impersonated Tesla CEO Elon Musk in an attempt to learn confidential, inside information from Tesla’s chief financial officer.
  • Sumner M. Redstone v. Individuals. Successfully represented Mr. Redstone in a lawsuit to recover $150 million from Ms. Herzer and another former companion (See “Sumner Redstone Sues Two Ex-Companions for Elder Abuse to Reclaim $150M in Gifts,” The Hollywood Reporter) and in several derivative actions filed by shareholders of Viacom and CBS in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Anton Segerstrom v. Fine Art & Collectible Enterprises. Representing prominent philanthropist and developer Anton Segerstrom in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit related to his purchase of numerous Jasper Johns works that had been stolen and fraudulently sold.
  • Pacific Life v. Bank of New York Mellon. Obtained $50 million for Pacific Life against Bank of New York Mellon at conclusion of motions for summary judgment in fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty matter in an investment mismanagement case.