Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2021)

50 - 100


No. of Partners Named (2021)



Featured Rankings

Top 150 Under 150


Base Salary

First-Year Base: $215,000


No. of U.S. Offices



No. of International Offices


Vault Verdict

Associate Reviews


  • “There are regular firmwide events, including a summer retreat at a Southern California resort. The lawyers regularly socialize outside of work. Our culture differs somewhat between the Los Angeles and Newport offices. The Los Angeles office is more social with organized happy hours each week. Most attorneys in Newport are married with children, so there are fewer after-hours events.”
  • “There's a real sense of camaraderie at the firm. Everyone is brilliant and accomplished but also grounded and humble. There are multiple firm events every week, including a weekly firmwide lunch and a happy hour every Friday in the office.”
  • “We socialize often, weekly. Various firm events planned throughout year, loose social organizations around particular interests, summer event program (basically a summer program budget for socializing, but without summer associates).”
  • “Weekly happy hours, weekly firm lunches, and plenty of opportunities to get to know one another. The firm organizes great events and is definitely not lacking for social engagement.”

Getting Hired Here

  • “Hueston Hennigan is extremely selective. Generally, associates need to be from a top school, have completed a federal clerkship, have law review experience, and be at the top of their class. Soft factors matter as well. Applicants need to be able to explain their legal reasoning well and also be engaging. It's a very high standard.”
  • “We emphasize personality and ability to discuss legal issues during interviews, along with diversity and grades.”
  • “The firm hires candidates typical of other elite litigation boutiques. Candidates need a strong academic record from a top school and usually have a clerkship.”