Seth M. Hufstedler

Seth M. Hufstedler


Morrison & Foerster

Recognized since 1987

Los Angeles, California

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Bet-the-Company Litigation
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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.

Location

  • 707 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90017-3543

Education

  • University of Southern California, BA

Bar Admissions

  • California, The State Bar of California

Morrison & Foerster
Headquarters: New York, New York

103 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

61 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Bet-the-Company Litigation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Los Angeles (2018)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Los Angeles (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Publications

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