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, Mr. Hueston has been recognized twice as a “California Lawyer of the Year,” including for his recovery of $5.15 billion after trial. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Chambers has also conferred the rare recognition of "Leader in his field" in two specialities: complex litigation and white collar defense.Mr. Hueston has represented Fortune 500 companies and governments as lead counsel in their most challenging and profile cases and investigations. His work has ranged from winning and defeating multi-billion dollar actions to terminating some of the nation’s most significant regulatory and criminal investigations and cases.
A former lead prosecutor for the Enron trial of Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, Mr. Hueston is also noted for “his deftness with sensitive, white collar matters and investigations” (Benchmark Litigation). In these matters, his unrelenting focus is not just winning, but avoiding reputational damage. As noted by Benchmark Litigation: “as great as he is with high-profile work, he is equally great with deliberately ‘low profile’ stuff - the matters his clients don’t want you hearing about.”