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John Hueston has been described by Chambers USA as “the best lawyer of his generation,” with a “commanding reputation for his trial advocacy.” Rated one of the nation’s top trial lawyers, he has been recognized twice as a “California Lawyer of the Year,” by California Lawyer magazine, including for his recovery of $5.15 billion after trial in Tronox v. Anadarko, the nation’s largest environmental fraudulent transfer case.
Mr. Hueston has been selected to serve as lead trial counsel by Fortune 500 companies, tech industry entrepreneurs, entertainment industry leaders, and governments in a variety of cases. Mr. Hueston has been on an unprecedented string of high-profile trial, appellate, and court hearing victories within the past year, from a 9-0 U.S. Supreme Court victory to defeating the Securities and Exchange Commission’s motion for contempt against Elon Musk over his tweeting to a complete defense victory for Caltech after a four-week jury trial in Los Angeles.
A former lead prosecutor for the landmark Enron trial of Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, he also devotes part of his practice to internal investigations, corporate crisis management, and white-collar criminal defense.
American Lawyer magazine has recognized Mr. Hueston as one of the nation’s “Top 50 Young Litigators.” Chambers USA recognizes Mr. Hueston as a leading lawyer in commercial litigation and a star individual in the White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations category, noting that he is “hard-driving, insightful, and aggressive” with “an energy that is tremendous.” Benchmark Litigation has repeatedly recognized Mr. Hueston as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America” and a national and local “Litigation Star,” and this past year, they honored him with the “Los Angeles Lawyer of the Year” award. The Daily Journal has repeatedly named him among the “Top 100 lawyers” in California, and Best Lawyers in America named Mr. Hueston a “Lawyer of the Year” and a leading lawyer for “Bet-the-Company Litigation.” The National Law Journal also honored Mr. Hueston with the “Elite Boutique Trailblazer” award, selected for “a deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission, having achieved remarkable successes along the way.” Mr. Hueston is also the recipient of the Anti-Defamation League’s Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award.
Mr. Hueston is a founding partner of Hueston Hennigan LLP. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor reserved for less than one percent of active lawyers who have “mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked with the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality.”
Last Updated September 2019