ALM Properties, Inc.
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2012-05-31 04:01:31 PM
Sadik Huseny, 38, partner
Latham & Watkins
As a member of Latham's global antitrust and competition practice, Huseny works on behalf of some of Silicon Valley's biggest corporations. He's currently representing Oracle Corp. in its continuing battle with Hewlett-Packard Co. over allegations that Oracle's decision to stop developing software for the Intel Itanium microprocessor violated contract and unfair competition laws. He's also representing Live Nation Inc. in a purported nationwide class action alleging the company violated antitrust and unfair trade practice laws by including mandatory parking fees in ticket prices. The 2002 New York University School of Law graduate joined Latham's pro bono committee in San Francisco in 2005 and has headed it since 2010. His primary pro bono work has been in asylum representation but he also worked toward the prosecution and favorable settlement of a civil rights excessive-force action against officers of the Oakland Police Department.
Word that best describes you?
Toughest moment in law school or as a lawyer?
Clerking the year after law school. I was forced to grow as a lawyer, thinker and writer more quickly than ever before or since. While challenging at the time, I am infinitely grateful to my judge for the experience.
Most interesting place you've traveled?
Istanbul. The city is unsurpassed in its incredible divergence of cultures and sweep of history.
What you'd do if you could take a year off?
Write and perform music.
Most unusual hobby you've ever had?
Spider watching (I was young).
A lawyer you admire?
There are too many to single out one in particular, but they all share a few traits: the highest ethical and intellectual standards, a true belief in collaboration and the beauty/power of teamwork, and civility/camaraderie in the calling and practice of law, where you can litigate all guns blazing in the courtroom and then share a drink with your opponent afterward.