Henry H. Gonzalez graduated from Harvard Law School, and received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley with honors. Mr. Gonzalez began his legal career at the Los Angeles offices of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. Mr. Gonzalez’s practice has focused on commercial litigation, public entity defense, employment matters, copyright and trademark law. These matters involve contract disputes, catastrophic injury, trade secret claims, legal malpractice claims, insurance coverage matters including environmental contamination, securities law violations and electric industry regulatory matters.
Mr. Gonzalez has first and second chaired numerous jury and bench trials. He has been part of trial teams that have obtained multi-million dollar verdicts in employment matters and resulted in complete defense victories in misappropriation of trade secret cases. Mr. Gonzalez has first chaired several federal court trials that resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients in trademark and copyright infringement matters. Mr. Gonzalez has also tried and won cases before several California administrative law courts, including the California Labor Commissioner and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
Mr. Gonzalez was part of a team that represented Southern California Edison Company in connection with the energy crisis in California, including regulatory proceedings, federal litigation against the California Public Utilities Commission, and defense of several private actions seeking payment.
Mr. Gonzalez has successfully represented clients in matters involving investigations by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the California Attorney General, and the Fair Political Practices Commission. Mr. Gonzalez has also represented school districts and public entities in various cases, including appeals involving amicus briefs in the Ninth Circuit and California Supreme Court.
Mr. Gonzalez was recognized on the 2023 and 2024 “Best Lawyers” list for Commercial Litigation.