SOURCE: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

September 02, 2005 14:46 ET

Sheppard Mullin Welcomes Former Coudert Chairman, David Huebner, to Los Angeles Office

Litigation Partner Will Head International Arbitration Practice

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 2, 2005 -- David Huebner has joined the Los Angeles office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the Business Trial practice group. Huebner, a former chairman of Coudert Brothers, specializes in international dispute resolution and cross-border compliance and corporate governance matters.

Joe Coyne, Sheppard Mullin executive committee member and head of the firm's strategic growth committee, said, "We are very pleased to welcome David, who brings decades of international disputes experience to the Los Angeles office's strong Business Trial practice. His extensive background in international arbitrations allows us to strengthen our capabilities in this growing area of practice as our clients expand globally."

"Sheppard Mullin has a dynamic litigation group and a strong strategic vision. I am excited about practicing with such an excellent firm and look forward to serving clients firmwide as we grow the international arbitration practice," commented Huebner. "I also look forward to rejoining here my former Coudert partners David Schnapf and Ed Lozowicki in San Francisco and Kevin Goering in New York."

Huebner represents governments and corporations in the pharmaceutical, technology, entertainment/media, and telecommunications sectors, among others before ICC, AAA, IFTA, and other international tribunals. He also has substantial experience in complex civil litigation arising from cross-border transactions. Huebner has particular expertise in intellectual property, privatization, expropriation, infrastructure, and other investment disputes, as well as in organizing and managing multi-jurisdictional dispute portfolios.

In addition to handling disputes, Huebner supervises the conduct of internal investigations and audits to determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and advises senior management and corporate audit committees on the consequences of such investigations and audits, including the development of appropriate defenses, disclosures, disciplinary actions, and compliance policies.

Huebner received his law degree from Yale University in 1986 and an A.B., summa cum laude, from Princeton University in 1982. He has taught international intellectual property, arbitration, and business classes at various major universities, including Tsinghua University in Beijing and the University of Southern California He is a member of various panels of international arbitrators, including the London Court of International Arbitration, the United States Council for International Business, and the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada. He sits on and previously chaired the California Law Revision Commission.

About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is a full service AmLaw 100 firm with 430 attorneys in nine offices located throughout California and in New York and Washington, D.C. The firm's California offices are located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Century City, Orange County, Del Mar Heights and San Diego. Sheppard Mullin provides legal expertise and counsel to U.S. and international clients in a wide range of practice areas, including Antitrust, Corporate and Securities; Entertainment and Media; Finance and Bankruptcy; Government Contracts; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment; Litigation; Real Estate/Land Use; Tax/Employee Benefits/Trusts & Estates; and White Collar Defense. The firm was founded in 1927. For more information, please visit

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