Jonathan Hughes is a partner in the firm's litigation practice group, where he focuses on representing law firms and lawyers in complex litigation and legal ethics matters. He has tried and won numerous cases, including, recently, the defense of a national law firm and several of its individual partners in a case brought by the Chapter 7 trustee of a law firm that dissolved and filed for bankruptcy, in which the trustee was seeking profits, under Jewel v. Boxer, on matters that originated at the dissolved firm.
Mr. Hughes also represents technology and financial services companies, and businesses and executives in partnership dispute, unfair competition, and other commercial litigation matters. Mr. Hughes tried and won a four-week jury trial in Tampa, Florida for a California-based software company. He also was part of the trial team for the Oakland Raiders in a four-month jury trial in Sacramento, California resulting in a US$34.2 million jury verdict for the Raiders.
Mr. Hughes has lectured on a variety of issues, including legal ethics, electronic discovery and evidence, and the use of technology in trial.
Prior to joining the firm, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Melvin Brunetti of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. During law school, Mr. Hughes was a member of the Hastings Law Journal and a member of the Thurston Society. He was an extern to the Honorable Fern M. Smith of the United States District Court, Northern District of California.
Business Litigation Representative Matters
- Represented the law firm of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and several of its individual partners in a one week trial in Los Angeles, resulting a complete defense verdict for our clients.
- Represented The Oakland Raiders in a four-month jury trial in Sacramento, California resulting in a US$34.2 million jury verdict in favor of the client.
- Represented Ariba, Inc., a software company, in a four-week jury trial in Tampa, Florida resulting in a defense verdict in favor of the client, and a judgment in favor of the client on its counter-claims.
- Filed litigation that led to the construction of new classroom buildings for a public elementary school in Oakland, California.
- Representation of individual clients in immigration, family law and landlord/tenant matters.
Jonathan W. Hughes
"Legal Ethics in the Electronic World
" PLI Information Technology Law Institute,
Jonathan W. Hughes
"Here One Day, Gone the Next: Why Law Firms Fail - and What That Tells Us About How to Better Manage the Business of Law
" 2013 APRL Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 9, 2013