Hueston Hennigan


Head Office Address:
Los Angeles 523 West 6th St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90014
United States

Telephone:+1 213 788 4340

Described by Chambers as a “go-to firm for bet-the-farm litigation” and a “maximum trial threat” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Hueston Hennigan LLP is “enjoying meteoric success.”

Since Hueston Hennigan opened its doors in 2015, it has established itself as a top, nationally recognized trial boutique known for finding a way to win in the highest-stakes litigation, trials, and white collar defense cases.

Our lawyers approach cases differently from most litigation firms. From day one, we treat each matter as though it will go to trial. This emphasis on trial readiness inspires us to have “a creative and often disruptive approach to litigation,” as the Los Angeles Business Journal noted. By developing a deep understanding of the facts, the context, and the law relevant to each case, we can aggressively litigate without relying on a rulebook. Our focused preparation and forceful posture in the first 90 days help us achieve the most successful and cost-effective outcomes for our clients.

This approach works because we don’t function like a traditional hierarchal law firm. Instead, we train our teams to think like “outside GCs.” Because each client is a firm client and not a client of any individual partner, every lawyer is focused on comprehensively, creatively, and collaboratively solving their clients’ unique problems.


Representative Reviews and Recognitions:

  • “A maximum trial threat,” Legal 500
  • “Hard-driving, insightful, and aggressive,” Chambers
  • “Sharpest legal minds in the business. Early instinct for the jugular. Always comfortable in the courtroom,” Legal 500
  • “It is the perfect litigation boutique—very bright and very committed,” Chambers
  • “A National Powerhouse,” Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal
  • “A force to be reckoned with,” Chambers
  • “Highly specialized teams [that] provide the same or better expertise [than] at the top Big Law firms, but with the flexibility and close working relationship of a small firm,” The Legal 500
  • “The firm to beat … dynamic and engaged … re-shaped the landscape,” Benchmark Litigation
  • 5 Go-To Boutique Trial Firms in the U.S., Law360
  • Top 20 Trial Law Firms in the U.S., Benchmark Litigation
  • National Elite Boutique Trailblazer, National Law Journal


Our Edge: Remarkable Results Through Disruptive Strategies

We have a history of obtaining remarkable results in our clients’ most important cases. Our creative and disruptive approach has earned us a national reputation as the “go-to firm for bet-the-farm litigation.” With ever-increasing frequency, we are adding new clients—including Broadcom, Thermo Fisher, the Houston Astros, Momofuku, Sonder, and Coronal—to our growing list of clients that are technology innovators, Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, universities, individuals, and entrepreneurs. They include PwC, Caltech, SpaceX, the University of California, Electronic Arts, Western Digital, T-Mobile, Tesla, PIMCO, Allergan Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals, Showtime Networks Inc., Edison International, The Boy Scouts of America, Taco Bell, Bausch Health, Amgen, and Walt Disney, among others.

Our Team: Unmatched Talent at Every Level

Based in California and practicing nationwide, our more than 60 lawyers hail from the most selective law schools and clerkships, and are veterans of prominent national law firms. Some joined us after distinguished national careers in public service. Our attorneys have collectively participated in more than 175 trials, and our partners are recognized as among the country’s top trial lawyers. At trial, our diverse teams reflect the profiles of our juries.

Nearly 70 percent of the associates at Hueston Hennigan have clerked for judges at federal district courts, courts of appeals, or the highest courts of several states. Former judicial clerks bring real-world experience and superior research skills to their work, seamlessly stepping into positions of significant responsibility. We offer competitive bonuses and credit for time spent clerking, and we encourage current or prospective clerks to apply.

What Our Clients Say

“The lawyers at Hueston Hennigan have distinguished themselves with their wise counsel and outstanding advocacy from the boardroom to the courtroom. Their ability to balance legal and business considerations practically and efficiently is truly exceptional. They are among our go-to trial counsel, and they deliver results.”

—Jake Schatz, Electronic Arts, SVP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

“In one of Western Digital’s most important legal matters in recent years, Hueston Hennigan partnered with us to craft and implement a creative multistage litigation strategy that delivered repeated victories in both court and international arbitration. Hueston Hennigan has a very deep bench of legal talent and are our trusted counselors for our most important cases.”

—Michael Ray, Western Digital, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

“Hueston Hennigan is an ideal choice for the toughest cases; the combined, concentrated trial talent of Hueston Hennigan makes this firm a top-shelf litigation choice for virtually any high-risk, complex matter.”

—Melissa Scanlan, T-Mobile, Senior Director for Litigation and Antitrust

“Hueston Hennigan lawyers distinguished themselves as dynamically creative and unsurpassed in courtroom advocacy. Their care extends beyond the individual case; they work closely with our in-house counsel, and their postmortem review of matters is a value-add that fits squarely with our continuous improvement culture. They are a go-to firm for the most complex and challenging cases.”

—Barry H. Caldwell, Waste Management, General Counsel

“I turn to Hueston Hennigan for our most significant legal matters. In each engagement, they have provided extraordinarily effective lawyering, counsel, and strategic business advice. They are unrivaled as go-to trial counsel for complex, high-risk litigation.”

—Julie Davis, Taco Bell, Global Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

“I hired Hueston Hennigan because of their extensive experience litigating and winning high-profile fraud cases. It was a fantastic decision. In short order, they filed a compelling complaint, defeated the other side’s efforts to dismiss the case, strategically obtained devastating discovery, and secured a phenomenal settlement for me. Their commitment to my case, insights, and advocacy resulted in a total and unmitigated victory.”

—Alec Baldwin, Actor and Philanthropist


Last updated Sep 2020