Haynes and Boone, LLP Partners Ken Parker and M.C. Sungaila and Counsel Caroline Hurtado Ford have been recognized in the 2019 edition of the Southern California Super Lawyers directory published by Thomson Reuters.
All three are based in the firm’s Orange County office.
Sungaila is recognized in the Appellate category. This is her sixteenth year on the Super Lawyer list (2004-2019). Previously, she was among the Top 50 Orange County (2011, 2015, 2018); and Top 50 Southern California Women (2008-2011, 2017, 2018) on the list. At the core of her broad appellate practice is her passion for the rule of law and helping shape undeveloped areas within it. She has briefed and argued appeals raising cutting-edge and core business issues and helped secure important rights for women and girls nationally and internationally. She is serving a three-year term on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the American Judicial System’s Subcommittee on Federal Courts, and co-chairs the ABA Litigation Section’s Appellate Practice Committee. She is also on the Board of California’s Pacific Symphony and is the chair of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice’s Board of Overseers.
Ford is honored for Insurance Coverage and Business Litigation. She helps enforce rights and claims under insurance policies on behalf of corporate and public entity policyholders for all lines of insurance. She thrives on providing special insight into her clients' challenges and creates value-oriented strategies for solving business and risk-allocation problems through insurance.
Parker, recognized for Intellectual Property Litigation, is the former chair of the firm’s IP Litigation Practice Group. He handles patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets cases not only in California but in courts throughout the United States. His work spans industries ranging from semiconductors and medical devices to consumer products.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Of those nominated, only 5 percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion.