John Hueston, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been described by Chambers USA as "hard driving, insightful and aggressive" 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.
Mr Hueston has represented Fortune 500 companies and governments as lead counsel in their most challenging and high-profile cases and investigations. His work has ranged from winning and defeating multibillion-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."
Mr Hueston is a member of Sen. Kamala Harris's Judicial Commission. Mr Hueston previously served as a Central District of California Merit Selection Panel member to assist the U.S. District Court with the appointment and reappointment of magistrate judges.
Mr Hueston has lectured nationally at law and business schools on topics of trial advocacy and corporate governance, including Cornell, Loyola, Stanford, UCLA, U.C. Hastings, UCI, USC, and Yale. Mr Hueston served as a law clerk for the Honorable Frank M. Johnson, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr Hueston is currently National Co-Chair of the ABA White Collar Crime Committee.
Mr Hueston is a past President of the Orange County Bar Association, the second largest bar association in the State of California, and a former President of the Federal Bar Association of Orange County. Mr Hueston also served as a Central District of California Judicial Conference Lawyer Representative. Mr Hueston also serves Yale Law School and Dartmouth College in a number of leadership roles, and is a member of the Board of Visitors for UCI Law School.