Southern California’s 2018 Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, has recognized three Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers: Partners Ken Parker and M.C. Sungaila and Counsel Caroline Hurtado Ford.
All three are based in the firm’s Orange County office.
Parker, named for Intellectual Property Litigation, chairs Haynes and Boone'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.
Sungaila, a member of the Appellate Practice Group, is recognized in the Appellate category. She also was named among the Top 50 Women Southern California Super Lawyers and Top 50 Orange County Super Lawyers. At the core of her broad appellate practice is her passion for the rule of law and for 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.
Ford, a counsel in the Litigation Practice Group, is cited for Insurance Coverage and Business Litigation. She focuses on the enforcement of rights and claims under insurance policies on behalf of corporate and public entity policyholders. Her extensive background and experience in corporate management gives her special insight into her clients' challenges and need for value-oriented strategies for solving business and risk-allocation problems through insurance.
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 five percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion.