Kenneth Hausman has extensive trial and appellate experience in all aspects of complex litigation, arbitration, and regulatory proceedings.

Mr. Hausman represents public and private companies, investment banks, broker-dealers, venture capital firms, hedge funds, private equity firms, mortgage insurance companies, sports franchises, wineries, hotel companies, and real estate development firms and their directors and officers in federal and state court litigation, including class and derivative actions, involving securities, corporate governance, regulatory, real estate and other complex business and litigation matters. Mr. Hausman also represents high net worth individuals in a broad range of public and private matters, including executive compensation.

Representative clients include The Charles Schwab Corporation, Recology (formerly Norcal Waste Systems), The Oakland Raiders, Qatalyst Partners, AH Capital Management, Blum Capital Partners, Far Niente Winery, Andersen Tax (formerly WTAS), PMI Mortgage Insurance Co., In Rehabilitation, The Grupe Company and directors of HP, eBay, Facebook, VeriFone, Chiron and other public and private companies.

Mr. Hausman has been on the faculty of the Trial Advocacy Programs at Stanford University Law School and the University of San Francisco Law School and has taught courses for the Practising Law Institute (PLI), Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and the Rutter Group on trial skills and real estate matters. He is an arbitration panel member for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the American Arbitration Association, and is vice-chairman of the Bar Association of San Francisco's Committee on Mediation and Arbitration of Disputes.

Immediately following law school, Mr. Hausman practiced for two years with the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation as a Reginald Heber Smith Community Law Fellow. Mr. Hausman also taught Property Law and Professional Responsibility as a full time Professor of Law at Golden Gate University School of Law.

Mr. Hausman is currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Securities Litigation, and Securities Regulation. He was named one of the top 100 attorneys in California by the Daily Journal. Mr Hausman also was recognized as a Top 100 Super Lawyer in 2005 and as a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2004 through the present. He is an AV-rated attorney, a peer-awarded honor given by Martindale-Hubbell.


Best Lawyers
"Lawyer of the Year" – Securities Regulation (San Francisco) (2020)
Commercial Litigation (2011-2021)
Litigation: Banking and Finance (2011-2021)
Litigation: Securities (2011-2021)
Securities Regulation (2011-2021)
Northern California Super Lawyers
Daily Journal
"Top 100 Lawyers in California" (2007)


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1973
  • AB, University of California, Berkeley, 1970, Phi Beta Kappa
  • California
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Northern California Innocence Project

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