Seth M. Hufstedler - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Seth M. Hufstedler

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1987
Phone: 213-892-5803

Mr. Hufstedler, Senior Of Counsel to Morrison & Foerster, has had an active business, trial and appellate practice for over 50 years. Mr. Hufstedler has represented a broad range of clients in complex business disputes in various state and federal courts, and he has argued numerous matters before California appellate courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Two of his cases, Lewis v. Anderson, 615 F.2d 778 (1979) andGaines v. Haughton, 645 F.2d 761 (1981), are the first two, and the leading Ninth Circuit cases on the role of independent special litigation committees in derivative lawsuits. Mr. Hufstedler also represented the California Commission on Judicial Performance in its televised investigation of the California Supreme Court. In the last few years, the majority of his practice has been in the appellate courts. In his last United States Supreme Court appearance, Mr. Hufstedler represented the Governor of Guam, and succeeded in reversing the Ninth Circuit by at 9-0 vote.

University of Southern CaliforniaBA Stanford Law School

Office Location

707 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017-3543
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2011 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Los Angeles Metro Area
Seth M. Hufstedler has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation