Kuan Huang is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Litigation Department.
Mr. Huang's practice covers a broad range of matters, including contract, fraud, copyright, bankruptcy, trade secret, oil and gas, telecommunications, Lanham Act, qui tam, employment, and securities disputes. He has successfully represented clients in both state and federal courts, as well as US and international commercial arbitrations, and has won cases at all stages of litigation.
Mr. Huang's experience includes the representation of*:
- A California-based startup company, in a trade secret misappropriation claim against Best Buy, achieving a US$22 million jury verdict on behalf of the plaintiff, as well as an additional US$11 million in punitive damages, fees and costs
- A national directories publisher in a copyright damages and valuation dispute in Delaware federal court, successfully limiting the final damages award to only 0.04% of the US$750 million sought and winning an award of fees and costs on behalf of the defendant
- An international oil and gas company in a complex contract dispute against WorleyParsons relating to the design and engineering of a 20,000 ton oil rig off the coast of Sakhalin Island, helping to secure a US$78 million publicly reported settlement in favor of our client
- Bridgewater Associates, one of the world's largest hedge funds, in a series of trade secret, trademark, false advertising, and employment-related matters
- Plaintiffs in a series of related commercial conversion actions in New Jersey and New York state court, and before the American Arbitration Association, achieving immediate injunctive relief against defendants, a final award of damages, fees, and costs in favor of plaintiffs, as well as a full dismissal of all counterclaims
- BP plc in a host of tort claims asserted against BP in state and federal court, achieving full dismissals with prejudice in
nearly a dozen different cases.
- Verizon Communications, Inc. in a number of qui tam actions relating to the alleged submission of false claims to the government
*Matter handled prior to joining Latham