Khai LeQuang is a litigation partner in the Orange County office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Mr. LeQuang represents clients in complex commercial litigation across the country at both the trial and appellate levels, and he has tried cases in state and federal courts. Mr. LeQuang specializes in consumer class actions, unfair competition, and product liability and product-related claims, and his practice includes a broad range of areas, including breach of contract and business torts, Internet law, employment, secured transactions, life settlements, insurance recovery, antitrust, and international arbitrations.
Mr. LeQuang's representative matters include representing Union Carbide Corporation as national trial and coordinating counsel for asbestos litigation. In that capacity, Mr. LeQuang has tried cases, argued key motions, and helped to devise and implement defense strategies for hundreds of product liability cases across the country.
Mr. LeQuang's representative matters also include representing banks, premium finance companies, and other financial institutions in connection with their acquisition of life insurance policies in the secondary market. He has successfully defended putative class claims under state consumer laws, including the Consumer Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law, relating to non-recourse premium financing transactions; successfully defended the validity of millions of dollars in life insurance policies; successfully recovered millions of dollars in life insurance proceeds; and successfully obtained recoveries of millions of dollars in life insurance collateral through judicial foreclosure proceedings.
Most recently, Mr. LeQuang’s experience includes:
obtained a full defense verdict after a two-week jury trial in an asbestos product liability action seeking several millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages; obtained summary judgment dismissal of asbestos product liability action seeking more than a million dollars in compensatory damages; obtained complete dismissal, on behalf of energy company, of all claims in antitrust action brought by public commission alleging that various energy companies engaged in price-fixing and market manipulation; obtained complete dismissal, on behalf of rental truck company, of all claims in class action alleging that the company’s practice of facilitating the procurement of auto insurance by renters constituted unlawful selling of insurance; obtained complete dismissal, on behalf of air carrier, of all claims in multimillion dollar class action alleging that company’s provision of shipment value protection constituted unlawful selling of insurance in decision that was upheld on appeal; obtained dismissal, on behalf of property management company, of critical claims in putative class action which resulted in immediate resolution of action prior to class certification; obtained complete defense verdict for employer in three-week arbitration alleging race discrimination; defended major pharmaceutical company in trade secret misappropriation action, which was resolved shortly after defeating plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction; and obtained partial summary judgment and dismissal of the representative claims in action challenging the employment status of independent contractors and alleging claims for fraud and wage-and-hour violations, which resulted in immediate resolution of individual claims.
Mr. LeQuang has been recognized several times as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine.
He is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Appellate practice groups.