• Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Central District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York

Teresa Huggins

Teresa Huggins represents individual and corporate clients at all stages of litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in private arbitrations.

With an emphasis on intellectual property and fintech matters, she has significant experience advising executives, entrepreneurs, investors and companies on both the plaintiff and defense side to reach swift, successful resolutions.

Prior to joining Waymaker, Teresa worked in Simpson Thacher’s New York office, and she remains a member of the New York Bar and frequently appears on behalf of clients in New York courts.

In the community, Teresa serves on the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) Los Angeles and on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Southern California, a non-profit that empowers young people to own their economic success and stay in school through financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness programs.

She clerked for the Honorable Dale S. Fischer in the Central District of California.

Teresa received her law degree from Harvard Law School and her BA from Stanford, Phi Beta Kappa.

Representative Civil Matters

  • Argued and won across-the-board summary judgment victory in favor of commercial real estate landlord in California state court, in which the court found in favor of client on all affirmative claims in the complaint, dismissed all claims against client in the cross-complaint and granted client fees and costs.
  • Argued and won anti-SLAPP motion in which trial court held defamation allegations against client were protected under California’s Anti-SLAPP statute, struck the complaint in its entirety and granted client fees and costs.
  • Won motion to dismiss in Southern District of New York in which district court found allegations against cryptocurrency exchange were barred by the statute of limitations and declined to grant supplemental jurisdiction over remaining state law claims.
  • Won reversal of prejudgment attachment in Southern District of New York and obtained fees for wrongful attachment.
  • Obtained reversal of trial court’s determination that client’s arbitration agreement was unconscionable. California Court of Appeal found that the trial court’s refusal to permit an evidentiary hearing prior to finding unconscionability was reversible error.
  • Won Ninth Circuit affirmance of court’s determination that RICO statute’s predicate act was not satisfied by extortion allegations that intangible property was taken, where such property was not actually transferred, exercised or sold.
  • Argued and won demurrer with prejudice in California state court in which trial court found Home Solicitation Sales Act allegations were barred by the statute of limitations and fraud allegations failed to show the necessary scienter.
  • Argued and won multiple motions to compel arbitration in trial state court.
  • Argued and won demurrers in trial state court on breach of contract and fraud claims, and achieved early, favorable settlement for client.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Board of Governors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers Los Angeles
  • Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Southern California
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • California State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

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